• Historical association to meet

    The Ethel O. Miller Historical Association will have its annual public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, located on College Street in Batesville.

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  • Lankford to address Izard County historians

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold its winter quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Izard County Senior Center on Highway 9 south of Brockwell. The event is open to the public. Dr. George Lankford of Batesville will speak …

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  • Spring registration under way

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is currently offering open and continuous registration for new and returning students for the upcoming spring semester through Friday. To register, students will need to submit an application for admission, which can be found online at www.uaccb.edu, …

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  • Ozarka to offer GED test

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will give the GED Test at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23 and 28 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Ozarka …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 28, 1993.

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Mary Cooper Miller, editor of the group’s newsletter, will be standing in for Dr. George Lankford, who will be rehearsing …

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  • Two new Sharp JPs sworn in

    ASH FLAT — Among those taking their oaths of office Thursday in Sharp County were two new justices of the peace — Gary Rogers in District 5 and Jackie Pickett in District 6, said County Judge Larry Brown. During the Sharp County Quorum Court’s regular …

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  • Alleged murderer captured after manhunt in Ash Flat – Salem man accused of shooting Batesville resident

    ASH FLAT — It all started as just a Friday night get-together between friends, but before daylight Saturday morning one would be dead and another would be facing a first-degree murder charge. Getting the details of what transpired began shortly after 4:32 a.m Saturday when …

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  • Cave offices to close

    CAVE CITY — All Cave City offices will be closed Tuesday in honor of former mayor Daniel Wilson, who died Friday, said city Finance Manager/Recorder Krystal Schreiner. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Sage …

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  • Bond set at $1M for armed doc

    Bond was set at $1 million for a retired local doctor after police disarmed him in the parking lot of White River Medical Center following several threats he allegedly made toward hospital staff. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said retired doctor Gerald W. Fowler, 81, …

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  • Tax, construction, alcohol and homeless make news

    Alcohol, homeless, sand plant, police protection, the old country club, new construction — the city of Batesville saw its share of headlines in 2012 but it was a citywide tax that surpassed all of those in news coverage. On March 13, voters passed the Community …

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  • Agencies to discuss safety plan

    In light of the school shooting in Connecticut, local officials are wondering what other agencies’ roles are in the aftermath. Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has requested a meeting of the Office of Emergency Management, sheriff’s office, Vital Link Ambulance Service, school superintendents and their …

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