• Economic commission to consider another Bad Boys grant

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the office of Blair and Stroud located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. On the agenda is a request for a grant by Bad Boy Mowers …

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  • Firemen watching for violators

    NEWARK — Fire Chief Michael Powell sent word to the Guard this morning that the Newark Fire District is under a burn ban until further notice. All of Independence County is under a ban on burning, but Powell wanted to stress that the Newark district’s …

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  • Chamber to host trap tourney

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Centennial Bank, will host the third annual Chamber Trap Tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex. Registration will begin at 9 and the first pull will be at 10. …

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  • Nguyen promoted to director

    Jamie Nguyen has been promoted to director of Critical Care Services at White River Medical Center, announced Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System. Nguyen’s new responsibilities include planning, directing and controlling operations for the Intensive Care Unit, the Progressive Care Unit, Observation, and …

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  • Sturch states candidacy

      James Sturch of Southside has announced his intention to file this week as a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives’ District 63 seat. Sturch will seek the Republican nomination in the May primary.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily …

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  • Sharp JP seeks re-election

    Todd Price of Grange has announced he is seeking re-election as justice of the peace in District 9 in Sharp County. Price, a Democrat, has served as JP in the district since January 2009.       Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish …

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  • Tosh runs for state rep

      Dwight Tosh of Jonesboro is running for state House of Representatives District 52, a seat currently held by Rep. John Hutchison. District 52 includes parts of Craighead, Independence, Jackson, and Poinsett counties. Tosh is a Republican.           Political announcements The …

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  • Filings begin; sheriff, coroner races form in Sharp County

    The filing period for the May 20 primary election got under way at noon Monday with a number of people putting in their bids for public office. Filings according to the Independence County Clerk’s Office as of Monday afternoon included: Assessor — Sue Coots, incumbent …

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  • Izard County seeking photos for sheriff’s department gallery

    MELBOURNE — The project to establish a photo gallery of previous Izard County sheriffs is under way with four pictures of previous sheriffs provided last week, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Recent pictures include those of James Atkins Harris Sr., who served as …

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  • Radio club announces meeting

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • Third annual Celtic Poetry Contest accepting entries

    The third annual Celtic Poetry Contest presented by the Arkansas Scottish Festival is now accepting entries. The entry deadline is March 31. Entries into the free contest may be any style and any length. Poems must have a Celtic theme or be in traditional Celtic …

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  • Fulton Co. Fair accepting vendor applications

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association is now accepting vendors for the 11th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market, to be held April 11 and 12 in Salem. Inside spaces are 8×8 feet and rent for $30. Double spaces are 8×16 feet for $50, and …

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