• Sheriff’s report reflects crime statistics

    The number of crimes reported to police remains fairly steady this year, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. At the Independence County Quorum Court and Batesville City Council meetings this week, the sheriff’s office presented activity and status reports for October (the most recent …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • MHS Project Graduation holds Schwan’s fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Project Graduation 2013 will have a Schwan’s fund raiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of Izard County Courthouse. Part of the proceeds from the sale of Schwan’s frozen foods will go to help the seniors on graduation night. …

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  • Authors to sign books at Ash Flat Library

    ASH FLAT — Kay Wiggins and Susan Hansen, authors and sisters, will be signing books between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday as guest authors of the Ash Flat Library, said publicist Ina Gill. Susan Hansen has written poems all of her life leading to …

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  • Dugger marks 90th year

    MOOREFIELD — W.E. “Elvis” Dugger will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Moorefield Community Building. Dugger was born and raised in Independence County. He spent many years in the grocery store business (Jif-E-Mart, Moorefield Grocery and Dugger …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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  • Suspect named in Cave City burglary

    The suspect in the burglary of the Joshua Scott Pace residence in Cave City Tuesday afternoon, a 22-year-old Batesville man, is reportedly a relative who lived with the Pace family at one time, according to police. Tony Pace told police that he and his family …

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  • Donations to be collected for IndCo toy run, food drive

    Donations to benefit the first annual Independence County toy run and food drive will be collected from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Batesville Walmart parking lot. Local motorcycle clubs including the Moose Riders, Law Dogs, Rebel Creed and Legion riders, among others will …

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  • Woman jailed, sentenced to hang

    Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series   A trip to see her father ended up as a trip to prison and a death sentence for Emily Weaver of Batesville. The 17-year-old was found guilty of spying and sentenced to hang by …

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  • City council gets progress report

    No ordinances, resolutions or citizens comments were brought before the Batesville City Council Tuesday night so council members heard department head reports, held a short executive session and heard a brief report from the mayor before adjourning. Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill from the Independence County …

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  • Cupboards at pantry are bare

    CONCORD — The Food Pantry of Concord, a food bank which has been operating for about six months, is in need of help, said Trudy Bruton, who has been arranging for shipments of food. The pantry was out of food earlier this week but a …

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  • Man nabbed over threats

    ASH FLAT — A Cherokee Village man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly calling in a bomb threat that resulted in the evacuation and search of four area high schools including Highland School that morning, according to both Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts and Fulton County …

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