• Cops: Dealer busted

    Described as a major drug dealer in the area for several years, a Batesville man is now in custody after being arrested Wednesday on multiple drug charges, according to police. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said 38-year-old Jose Antonio Almanza-Perez was arrested after several law …

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  • Batesville City Council recognizes contributions to community

    “Service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges.” That was part of a proclamation read in full by Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Elumbaugh signed a proclamation announcing April 9 …

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  • Free smoke detectors, fire extinguishers offered

    The Batesville Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and will install them at no charge. This service is only available to residents in the city limits. The fire department received a $2,500 grant from State Farm to buy 516 smoke detectors …

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  • Newark man wanted in Walmart theft

    A warrant has been issued for 19-year-old Steve D. Duncan of Newark for alleged theft of $2,000 from a cash register at the Batesville Walmart store, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Thatch said in the affidavit that Duncan allegedly took …

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  • Security options to be discussed at Cedar Ridge board meeting

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the central office board room where Superintendent Dr. Ann Webb said it would discuss security options after a millage increase proposal failed to pass last week. Agenda items also include a …

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  • Master Gardeners’ annual spring plant sale scheduled

    The Independence County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the National Guard Armory at 1690 White Drive, according to a news release. “The sale will include flowering annuals, perennials, herbs, bulbs, bushes, trees and indoor plants,” …

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  • Former White County sheriff to be tried

    SEARCY (AP) — A former sheriff of White County is scheduled to go on trial over an allegation that he pointed a pistol at his sister and her boyfriend. Prosecutors have charged 48-year-old Pat Garrett with a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and he is …

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  • Schools invited to hear educator, author at UACCB

    Educators from 16 school districts in a six-county area have been invited to a presentation entitled, “Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning,” to be held at 4:30 p.m. April 24 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 4, 1993.

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its February meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. The meeting was called to order by president Sherri Stagner, who led the ritual and pledges. The minutes were approved, and …

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  • Community School board to meet

    The Community School Inc. board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, located at 1550 Cottonwood in Batesville.

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  • Water authority to meet

    The regular monthly meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

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