• 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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  • Preschool making up for shortfall

    More offerings may be beneficial to a preschool program but at the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center last year it resulted in a shortfall in revenue. On Monday preschool administrator Jack Sanders reported to the Batesville School Board and presented documents showing how the …

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  • Board OKs tuition hike

    If the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees agrees, students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville could be paying more in tuition this fall. The UACCB Board of Visitors on Thursday unanimously voted to raise tuition $3 per credit hour. For in-district …

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