• Theft reported at vacant club

    Nearly $20,000 worth of lawn equipment was reportedly stolen from the now defunct Batesville Country Club sometime between April 12-15, according to Robert Purdy, a shareholder in the club that is up for sale. Deputy Zach Rawlins said that on April 16 he met with …

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  • Academic signing day set

    SOUTHSIDE — Thirty-eight Southside High School seniors will sign letters of intent to accept academic scholarships to more than a dozen different colleges and universities at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.  The tradition of academic signing day began in the Southside School District in …

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  • 2 arrested after allegedly forcing man from home

    Allegedly forcing a man from his west Batesville home, and then using it as a place to smoke drugs, ended in two men going to jail Thursday afternoon. Kisha Christopher told Deputy Michael Darr that her neighbor, Glendal Hunt, came to her home on Lilly …

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  • Road to close for one week

    ASH FLAT — Bear Creek Road at Piney Creek Bridge west of Evening Shade was closed at 10 this morning for repair and will remain closed until about mid-day April 29, according to a news release from the Sharp County Road Department.

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  • Council to discuss solicitors

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider an ordinance regulating door-to-door solicitors. The agenda also includes a Housing Authority board reappointment, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are …

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  • Records to be destroyed

    Batesville School District has announced that special education records for students attending the program during 2007-08 will be destroyed Thursday. State and federal guidelines require that all special education records be destroyed five years after a student leaves a special education or speech program. Records …

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  • Mtn. View student wins

    JONESBORO — Twenty-four students and three advisors represented Arkansas State University at the 2013 Arkansas Phi Beta Lambda state leadership conference and competition in Little Rock and walked away with a chapter-best 35 awards and honors. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of Future …

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  • Realtors awards presented

    Awards for excellence were recently handed out by the Batesville Board of Realtors during a morning reception at Elizabeth’s Restaurant where members also gathered to discuss upcoming events and activities. Felicia Johnson with the Jonesboro Board of Realtors served as guest speaker. The Award for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 11, 1993.

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  • Cherokee Rotary club to host Bingo Madness

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Quad Cities Rotary Club will host an inaugural Bingo Madness fundraiser at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Elks Lodge, located at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village. Tickets are $10 and include one game card for each of the 15 games. …

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  • Concord to look at bids

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center to approve bids for a new maintenance facility, according to an agenda for the meeting. Superintendent Dr. Michael Davidson will also update the directors on security measures being …

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  • Bethesda experiment station celebrates 75th anniversary

    When a site west of Batesville was selected in 1937 for a new University of Arkansas Livestock & Forestry Research Station, a local business was offering Farmall F-12 tractors for sale that had steel wheels — in front and back. Duvall Mercantile Co., “the Farmer’s …

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