• Concert announced

    The Batesville Symphony League will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. The chorus and orchestra will be under the direction of Andrea Steward. The concert is free and open to the public. …

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  • Parents inspire student

    Damien Scales knows that he will be the man of the house one day and wants to take care of his education while he’s young. Scales works close to 50 hours a week at times at his job and is currently taking 13 hours of …

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  • Chamber CEO nets certification

    Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Crystal Johnson has joined 19 other executives across the state who have received official Professional Community and Economic Developer certification, according to a news release. “PCED certification is intended to encourage continuous economic development and prosperity at a community …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This photo of the 1920 Batesville fire was taken at 11th and College streets. Fires, along with tornadoes, floods and earthquakes are among the natural disasters students will study during Old Independence Regional Museum’s annual Home School Days which will be April 8 and 15. …

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  • West Prosperity Road reopened

    ASH FLAT — West Prosperity Road, closed earlier this week for bridge repairs, has been reopened, said Sharp County Judge Larry Brown. West Prosperity is off state Highway 115 east of Cave City. In other news, the Sharp County Courthouse is closed today for Good …

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  • Area churches offer special events for Easter

    Batesville First Assembly Free professional family photographs will be offered on Batesville First Assembly’s main campus before and after Easter Sunday service on March 31. Service time is 10:30 a.m. The church is located at the corner of 20th and Lyon streets. For more information …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 20, 1993.

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  • ‘Chicago Joe’ honored with memorial bike ride

    Joe Huss loved his family, riding his Harley-Davidson and pretty much all things Chicago. On Saturday family and friends gathered at Believers’ Community Church for the “Chicago Joe Memorial Ride 2013” to honor and remember Huss, and raise money for his 8-year-old son Joseph and …

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  • Volunteers sought: Search for missing teen to be Saturday

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson is asking for volunteers to help as the search for missing 14-year-old Sidney Randall continues. He said the Walnut Ridge Police Department in conjunction with the sheriff’s office are planning a volunteer search for Saturday, with volunteers …

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  • Rush hour accident claims woman’s life

    A three-car accident east of Batesville just before 8 a.m. Wednesday claimed the life of 29-year-old Tina C. Long of Batesville when her 2002 Chevrolet Blazer reportedly struck two other vehicles before flipping over and partially ejecting her, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach …

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  • Museum to host Easter activities

    Hop on over to Old Independence Regional Museum on Saturday for a fun day with Easter as its theme, said Amanda Nikkel, volunteer coordinator. The Easter celebration will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., she said, adding, “This fun day at the museum will be filled …

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  • Tourism up 47%

    Tourism is up in Independence County almost 50 percent, according to figures recently released from the state. Crystal Johnson, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and several board members came before the city council Tuesday night to not only show appreciation for the …

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