• Burn ban temporarily lifted

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin, the Office of Emergency Management and local fire departments have concluded that the Independence County area has received enough rain to temporarily lift the countywide burn ban. The ban will be lifted until dusk on Saturday night, at which time …

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  • Airport meeting rescheduled

    The Batesville Airport Commission meeting has been moved to 6 p.m. Tuesday to facilitate quick review of the bids for the runway safety project, according to airport manager Darren Wilkes. The commission usually meets every third Monday of the month at the airport terminal.

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  • Board to discuss media coverage

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office. Agenda items include discussion of a policy as it relates to media coverage of student events, a price increase of a la carte meal items and a student transfer request …

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  • Noon accident blocks bridge

    Two people were seriously injured in a two-car crash that blocked traffic across the White River Bridge for an extended period Thursday. Bonnie Hawkins, 69, was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass south on Highway 167 around noon when 31-year-old Charity McDougal of Batesville made a …

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  • Boy in serious condition after highway crash

    A near head-on crash at Pfeiffer Wednesday afternoon sent a 10-year-old Poughkeepsie boy to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock while his mother and sister were taken to White River Medical Center. The boy’s mother also suffered serious injuries. Arkansas State Police Trooper Jeremy Page …

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  • Building program update slated

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will hear a building program update when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. The directors will also hear a request to move the site for …

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  • Moms of Military to meet

    The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each …

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  • Council OKs consultant

    The city of Batesville will be hiring a consultant to help with its auditing. At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and City Clerk Denise Johnston approached aldermen about the position. “Our auditors told us to look for a finance director,” Elumbaugh said. …

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  • Teacher makes house calls

    NEWARK — They have families, go home at night and lead lives outside of school, but many of their students may not know it. In fact, “a box” is how Newark Elementary first-grade teacher Deena Bruce likens to how young students see her and other …

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  • Wilburn man sentenced in teen’s shooting death

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Cleburne County man arrested for fatally shooting a teenage girl has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Late Tuesday afternoon, 21-year-old Cody Lynn Gorecke entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter (a class B felony), …

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  • Bond set over threat

    MELBOURNE — $500,000. That was the amount of bond set for 22-year-old Jacob Morley who is charged with communicating a terroristic threat. The charge stems from a statement Morley made to two other soldiers while on weekend duty at the Mountain Home National Guard Armory. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 9, 1993.

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