• Woman ‘carried away’ by lottery

    A Batesville woman might have thought she had the chance to win big by taking $300 worth of lottery tickets without paying for them, but all it’s cost her is a warrant for arrest and a $10,000 bond. Amber Hawthorn, 22, of 143 B Allen …

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  • Research published

    CAVE CITY — An article written by University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student Clint Brockway of Cave City will be published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Interpreting Studies (JUIS) next month about the socio-linguistic variation in the black deaf …

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  • Two charged in home invasion

    It turns out Randy Lee Johnson and Zachary G. Webb weren’t victims of two home invasions/armed robberies after all. An affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court charges Johnson, 18, and Webb, 19, with filing a false report, simultaneous possession of a firearm and drugs, …

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  • Sheriff issues drug paraphernalia warning

    As part of a continued effort to fight illegal drugs and their use in Independence County, Sheriff Steve Jeffery has issued a “cease and desist” order to local convenience stores and other businesses that are selling drug paraphernalia. Arkansas Criminal Code 5-64-802 states that any …

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  • Man charged with shoplifting

    A Batesville man has been given a court date of Dec. 12 after he was reportedly caught shoplifting from the Batesville Walmart Wednesday afternoon. Joshua Ray Scott, 20, of 2501 Case St. was arrested after he was seen removing a tag from a hat and …

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  • Man charged with possession

    Police stopped Curtis Lee Watson as a possible robbery suspect. But, it turned out Watson had drugs in his pocket in addition to a black full face mask. A man who reportedly had a face mask and marijuana in his pocket when stopped by police …

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  • Christmas memories sought

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 …

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  • CR board to discuss funding cuts

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room at Newark. Members will discuss a board resolution against possible sequestration, or cuts in education funding, by Congress. If the government does not agree on a …

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  • Meal offered Sunday in E-Shade

    EVENING SHADE — A Thanksgiving-themed “Sunday Dinner” open to the public will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Evening Shade School cafeteria, said Kim Graddy, who is promoting the event to raise money for the Evening Shade Police Department’s K-9 …

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  • McSpadden to be at Bethel as part of pulpit exchange

    Lyon College Chaplain the Rev. Nancy McSpadden will  deliver the sermon Sunday at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 889 Oak St., Batesville, as part of an exchange in pulpits. Last year, Curley Roberts, pastor, was invited to speak at Lyon College’s Dr. Martin Luther King …

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  • Chili day/bake sale is Saturday

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Methodist Church will hold its annual chili day/bake sale Saturday. The bake sale begins at 9 a.m., and the chili will be available beginning at 11. The event runs until 2 p.m. The cost for chili is $6 for adults and $3 …

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  • Radio Club meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Fred’s Fish House. The meal will be Dutch treat.

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