• Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 7, 1993.

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  • Warrant issued in scrap metal theft

    Formal charges of theft by receiving and possession of a controlled substance have been filed in the Independ-ence County Circuit Court against 50-year-old Jack Ludlow of Lilly Street, Batesville. In a court affidavit filed Wednesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Qualls said that at approximately …

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  • Bank brings together city, county agents

    Martin Luther King Jr. believed that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens could change the world. In Independence County, a group is working every day to improve the world here. Tuesday night, First Community Bank said “thank you” by hosting a community appreciation dinner …

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  • Students test speaking skills

    CAVE CITY — Members of Cave City Middle School’s history club recently tested their public speaking skills in a contest hosted by Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization. Twenty-four students competing in the contest, which was held at the Cave City Middle …

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  • $100K bond set for NLR man

    District Judge Chaney Taylor on Tuesday set a $100,000 bond for a North Little Rock man allegedly caught stealing from a woman’s west Batesville home on Monday. Joshua Blake Stricklin, 37, remains in custody following the incident in which he was reportedly seen by Independence …

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  • Charges filed following rollover accident

    Allegedly leaving the scene of an accident because of several outstanding warrants even though a Pleasant Plains woman was thrown from a vehicle and sent to a Little Rock hospital on Jan. 29 has resulted in another warrant for one Batesville man. A warrant for …

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  • Pawn owners meet ‘Pawn Stars’

    Every year Batesville Gun and Pawn Shop owner Tracy Wallis and wife, Selina, go to Las Vegas, but not to gamble. Instead, they attend an annual gun show but on one trip found themselves at the 24-hour Gold and Silver Pawn shop made famous by …

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  • Central to get sidewalks

    Connecting the Eagle Mountain Magnet and Batesville Junior and Senior High campuses will have to wait a bit. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council amended an application for infrastructure project funding through the Arkansas Safe Routes to School Program. A resolution had been approved at …

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  • Bond set for Concord woman

    HEBER SPRINGS — Bond for a Concord woman who was arrested early this month on drug charges has been set at $50,000, said Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss. A search of 52-year-old Janet Nicholson’s residence on Nicholson Road near Concord resulted in her arrest. Nicholson …

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  • Food pantry to be closed

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside 4-H food pantry will be closed Thursday, according to a spokesperson.

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  • Check on drug activity leads to man facing various charges

    WALNUT RIDGE — Officers from three law enforcement agencies participated in the arrest of Jeremy Gilliam, 38, of Black Rock on Monday due to Gilliam’s actions which included resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and tampering with evidence after he was approached, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody …

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