• Updated info requested

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 18, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

    Read More

  • Parent-teacher conferences set

    CAVE CITY — Parent-teacher conferences at the Cave City School District will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Meanwhile, spring break at the district will be held next week.

    Read More

  • Business event planned

    Merchants and Planters Bank will host a business after hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 555 E. Main St., Batesville. The event is open to the public.

    Read More

  • Dr. Seuss program planned

    The Batesville School District Parents As Teachers program will host “a Seussical adventure” as it celebrates Dr. Seuss at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville preschool, 1900 Lyon St. Crafts and snacks will be available and each family will receive a free book. For more …

    Read More

  • Man killed

    A family dispute ended with one dead and another in custody. Crime scene tape surrounds the neatly manicured mobile home where the incident took place Monday at 1730 Wish St. in Pleasant Plains. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery confirmed the death of 55-year-old David Martin …

    Read More

  • Four seek liquor permits

    LITTLE ROCK — A weekly update from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, released Monday, shows that Fred D. Bower of Cave City has filed an application for a package store (liquor store) to be called Green Thumb Liquor at 586 Highway 115 east of …

    Read More

  • High-speed chase ends in Ash Flat

    With the number of storage unit thefts reported recently, Sgt. Shawn Stephens said he pulled in behind a white Kia Sportage parked at a facility in the 2800 block of North St. Louis Street around 11 p.m. Monday to see what the driver was up …

    Read More

  • Guard wins advertising awards

    The Batesville Daily Guard took home Best of Division in the 2013 Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. The awards were announced Friday at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. Kelly Stephenson won first place in Best Use of Humor for Foot …

    Read More

  • HRA in housekeeping mode, may consider ‘rebranding’

    HEBER SPRINGS — Health Resources of Arkansas is overhauling its management team, CEO Tommy Mitchum informed board members Thursday in an update on the status of the agency, from buildings to underpaid and overpaid employees. The presentation on the agency’s current state of health ran …

    Read More

  • Drug arrests, shooting reported

    While investigating a possible arson fire on Coon Creek Road north of Batesville Saturday afternoon, Independence County Deputy James Woods arrested 22-year-old Jimmy Hattenhauer and James Miles on drug-related charges. Woods said he was responding to the woods fire around 2 p.m. and was told …

    Read More

  • El Sabora opens in west Batesville

    El Sabora, a new Mexican restaurant, is set to open Saturday in the 500 block of North Central Avenue. “It’s authentic Mexican with an American twist,” said owner Beth Radtka. “The name El Sabora means ‘a taste of Mexico.’” Her husband Edgar is from Tamaulipas, …

    Read More

  • Man arrested for fleeing as cops arrive

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man ran from police when deputies approached his house and was later arrested, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. John Paul Burnette of the Forty Four community had felony warrants from Alabama, but ran when deputies approached his residence on Feb. …

    Read More