• A Glance at Days Gone By

    James Yates ‘Jimmy’ Davidson, cable television pioneer and former Batesville resident, where he installed the first cable TV franchise in Arkansas, climbs a rickety wooden ladder on a Mayan pyramid in British Honduras in the early 1970s. At right, Davidson is shown atop a Mayan …

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  • Hillcrest places in competitions

    JONESBORO — Students from Hillcrest High School were among other area schools that competed in the Crowley’s Ridge BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Teams from Calico Rock High School, Hillcrest High School, Cedar Ridge and Southside …

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  • Chamber announces light winners

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Home Depot of Batesville, are announcing the winners in the first (and planned as annual) “Independence County Lights” Christmas lighting competition. The program is intended to promote regional tourism in Independence County, according to Mandi Curtwright, …

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  • Skin Vitality offering clinical laser solutions

    Those with unsightly spider veins, acne scaring, stretch marks or just unsightly facial hair now don’t have to accept the problems as a normal way of life thanks to Skin Vitality Clinical Laser Solutions, says owner/operator Shelley Johnson. Some of the services offered for women …

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  • Peacock Travel Group opens Batesville office

    For the past several years, local travel consultant Liberty Graham has worked in the travel industry and is now a full time partner to Peacock Travel Group, providing travel services to Batesville and other local area clients. The local office, inside Salon Essentials in the …

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  • Ozarka staff, student honored

    MELBOURNE — Bruce Dietsche was recognized as Ozarka College’s Outstanding Faculty Member and Kim Lovelace was recognized as Outstanding Staff Member at the recent Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges annual awards banquet in Hot Springs, according to a news release. Dietsche has worked at Ozarka …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 8, 1993.

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  • Muzzle Loaders’ results given

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — November and December saw two beautiful competition shooting days for the Stone County Muzzle Loaders monthly club shoots, reported Ken White, president. “November had Jim Purdom shooting his brand new, hand-built rifle at a (score of) 149 for four relays,” White said. …

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  • From aviation to solar energy; UACCB finds training opportunities

    From aviation to solar energy, as division chairwoman for Community and Technical Education, Kathleen McNamee works to deliver various training programs at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. McNamee has been the lead training coordinator at UACCB since January 1998 and was instrumental in …

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  • Greenway Trail’s second phase opens

    City officials and employees prepare to embark on a brief walk following the ribbon cutting for the opening of the second phase of the city of Batesville’s Greenway Trail recently. The walking/biking trail connects Fitzhugh Park on Myers Street with Riverside Park across from the …

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  • Illegal gaming business raided

    An illegal gambling house with an apparent daycare in the back has been shut down in Southside. Just before noon Wednesday, the Independence County Sheriff’s Office raided a site at 1697 Batesville Blvd. — reportedly the site of a new forthcoming tobacco store — and …

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  • $200,000 bond set

    SALEM — Bond for the suspect in Tuesday’s bomb threat calls that resulted in evacuations of high schools at Highland, Mammoth Spring, Salem and Viola has been set at $200,000, Fulton County Sheriff “Buck” Foley said this morning. William Adams, 66, of Cherokee Village was …

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