• Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va — Navy Seaman Recruit Peyton J. Ellis, son of Judy A. Ellis of Batesville and Robert E. Johnson, of Oak Lawn, Ill., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Ellis completed a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 1, 1993.

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  • Home invasion claim ends in protection order arrest

    Claiming his child was injured during an alleged aggravated robbery has resulted in a trip to jail for the caller and charges filed against him. Independence County Officer Shawn Stephens said he responded to the call at 1431 Batesville Blvd. Lot D on Wednesday and …

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  • Accused child murderer pleads, gets 46 years

    Forty-six years. That was the sentence agreed upon for the man accused of killing a toddler, putting her body in a box and placing her in the refrigerator. Jurors were to begin hearing the case today against Jesse W. Holloman, who is charged with first-degree …

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  • Batesville man accused of robbing restaurants, jailed

    Shortly before midnight a man demanding money from a fast-food restaurant was caught because two employees had devised a sign on when to call 911 should something like that occur. Earlier this morning it did. Felony robbery charges have been filed against 25-year-old Curtis Watson …

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  • Four arrested on drug charges in Cleburne County

                HEBER SPRINGS — Narcotics investigators from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, along with other local law enforcement recently searched two residences in Heber Springs, resulting in four adults — two at each location — being arrested and taken to …

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  • Southerners to graduate

    SOUTHSIDE — Commencement exercises for the Southside High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for 93 graduating seniors. Valedictorians are Whitney Kirstin Brown, Margaret Sydney Ried, Abram Jaden …

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  • The Bethany Project to host ‘Hello Baby!’

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project will present its second annual “Hello Baby!” event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Cave City Elementary Safe Room, giving new and gently used baby and toddler items to those in need. The Bethany Project was founded …

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  • Psychology prof lauded

    Dr. Patrick Mulick, associate professor of psychology at Lyon College, has been awarded the 2013-14 Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. His selection was announced at commencement ceremonies Saturday. The Williamson Prize is given annually by Lyon College to the faculty member deemed to …

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  • Midland commencement set

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School will have its graduation at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus with 36 graduates. Valedictorian is Hunter Biram. He is senior class president and Student Council president and …

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  • Library approved for more e-books

    More e-books will soon be in the Independence County Library’s future. The Independence County Library Board on Thursday agreed to a $2,000 increase for what it pays a year to have e-books through the company Overdrive and bringing the yearly total to $10,000. “A lot …

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