• Coombs photo exhibit opens at museum

    Old Independence Regional Museum is opening its “Samm Woolley Coombs” exhibit with a program at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, said Twyla Wright, curator. “Four people who knew him well will share their memories of him, while visitors enjoy dozens of his displayed photographs,” Wright said. …

    Read More

  • Grant will fund trails between school campuses

    Batesville officials hope if they build it, kids will come. Tuesday night, the city council agreed to apply for a Safe Routes to School Grant in the amount of $150,000. This would be a project with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and chamber president …

    Read More

  • Woman accused of stealing paint

    A 30-year-old Walnut Ridge woman has been charged with shoplifting after reportedly being observed by a Batesville Walmart loss prevention officer Wednesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said Ashley Stevens was arrested around 2:30 p.m. after she reportedly was observed putting approximately $50 worth …

    Read More

  • ‘BHS Idol’ is Saturday

    The Batesville High School drama department will host its third annual “BHS Idol” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Batesville School District auditorium on Water Street. “BHS students will show off their talent and compete for cash prizes. Audience members will get to vote on …

    Read More

  • Master Gardener classes begin March 7 in Independence County

    An upcoming Master Gardener training program may be just what you are looking for if you have always loved gardening but wanted to know more about it, according to a news release from the Independence County Master Gardeners. Those chosen for the training should be …

    Read More

  • Brockwell man arrested

    MELBOURNE — A Brockwell man has been arrested after a wreck in which the driver abandoned the vehicle, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Jack Albert Knight Jr., 50, was arrested Jan. 17 on a warrant accusing Knight of theft of …

    Read More

  • Driver busted for drugs, weapon

    A Sulphur Rock man, Dennis D. Berger, 29, was arrested around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday for carrying a club as a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia after he allegedly crossed the center line in front of a cop in the vicinity of Harrison and Dogwood …

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 17, 1993.

    Read More

  • Calico Rock Questers plan events

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Bluffs Questers met Jan. 5 at a Calico Rock bluff cabin belonging to one of the group’s members. Anita Perryman introduced her husband, Reed Mack Perryman, who explained to the group the throw which was made in the late 20th …

    Read More

  • This Day in History…

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2013. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially opened as its head, Tom Ridge, was sworn in. (Creation of the …

    Read More

  • Radio club meeting set

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged for …

    Read More

  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27, 2013.

    Read More