• Agencies talk school safety – First meeting begins conversation

    Independence County school administrators, emergency personnel and police agree if someone had a mindset to do harm as a Newtown, Conn., shooter did in December, no building would keep him or her out. But, preparedness, training, ways to do things better and open communication as …

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  • Poor driving leads to police stop and jail

    Getting stopped by police for drifting over into marked parking spaces while driving through west Batesville Tuesday morning ended with a trip to the Independence County jail for Raymond D. Byrne, 24, of Batesville. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he stopped Byrne while patrolling …

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  • Airport gets lift from improvements without seeing soar in budget

    The Batesville Regional Airport is getting more than $2 million in upgrades — at no cost to the city. Even as snowy patches dotted the landscape and temperatures dip below freezing, work continues at the airport, where the runway safety area is being enlarged, bringing …

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  • Two arrested after Walmart purse thefts

    Theft, fraudulent use and attempted use of stolen credit cards, as well as a drug charge have been filed against a 37-year-old Oxford, Miss. man and a 29-year-old Smithville woman, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Southside shoplifter arrested

    A probable cause hold for shoplifting was enforced against 32-year-old Nicholas A. Wood of Oak Grove Road near Southside following an incident at the Batesville Walmart store just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was dispatched to the store after  loss prevention …

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  • Resale shop opens in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Whether it’s antiques, tools, clothes or glassware, Then & Again resale in Cave City may have what you’re looking for, according to owner Michael Miller, who invites everyone to stop in and see him at his store at 724 Main St. in …

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  • Miss Arkansas USA 2013

      Hannah Billingsley was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2013 on Sunday at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Billingsley entered the pageant as Miss North Arkansas USA. She will represent Arkansas at the Miss USA Pageant. If she wins the national crown, she will represent the …

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  • 876 area code calls are a scam

    NEWPORT — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints involving phone calls from Kingston, Jamaica, Sheriff David Lucas has announced. Calls are being made from the following phone numbers: (876) 293-1361 and (876) 892-8941. The caller is inquiring the person(s) personal information, harassing …

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  • Man blames wife for his accident

    When Deputy Billy Croom arrived at an accident scene on South Vaughn Street in Sulphur Rock Wednesday afternoon he found an abandoned and disabled car nosed off into a ditch. I observed tire tracks that indicated the vehicle was initially traveling north on Vaughn Street, …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 30, 1993.

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  • Cushman council meets Monday

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Cushman City Hall to hear departmental reports and review bills, Mayor Jean Weatherford said. The council meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Cushman City Hall. Meetings …

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