• Interlocal pact still unsettled

    Following a meeting Monday afternoon, City of Batesville and Independence County officials remain at odds when it comes to updating the county’s Interlocal Law Enforcement agreement, a document that has not been updated in writing in several years. The two sides were at such odds …

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  • Fight sends deputy to hospital

    Independence County Deputy Shay Moore was injured Friday afternoon when she and an Arkansas state trooper struggled with a Pleasant Plains man at a residence in White County. Following the struggle with the suspect, Moore advised her shoulder had been injured and an ambulance was …

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  • Mt. Pleasant man charged with terroristic threatening

    Jacob Hooper Joshua Pickren MELBOURNE — Additional charges have been filed against three individuals involved in a May 6 altercation at a residence on West Road in Mount Pleasant. Jimmy Lynn Hooper, 32, and his brother, Jacob Shane Hooper 29, both of Mount Pleasant who …

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  • Shooting complex to close for tournament

    The Independence County trap range will be closed Saturday for an Arkansas Trap Association tournament, according to manager Larry Pinkston. The range will be open its regular hours prior to the tournament and Sunday following. For more information call the range at (870) 698-0361.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 14, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO A meeting of the subscribers to the stock of Batesville’s newest banking institution was held Thursday night, and the organization of the new bank and trust company was perfected. …

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  • Canning class available online

    The National Center for Home Food Preservation at the University of Georgia offers a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation, according to the County Extension Office. Visit nchfp.uga.edu and scroll toward the bottom of the page …

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  • Radio Club to meet Thursday

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • George W. Ford, Nettie Carpenter Family Reunion

    The family of George W. Ford and Nettie Carpenter will have a reunion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, located at 1325 Harrison St. in Batesville. A potluck will be served at noon. All …

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  • Sanders Family Reunion

    CALICO ROCK — The Sanders Family Reunion will be Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Calico Rock. The event is open to all family and friends.

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  • Rounds Family Reunion

    CHARLOTTE — The Rounds Family Reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of Johnny Mack Rounds, located at 20 Oak Bluff Road in Charlotte. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends. For more …

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  • Bell wins piping championship

    Lyon College Piper Major James “Jimmy” Bell won the overall professional title at the 26th annual United States Piping Foundation Amateur and Professional Piping Championships held June 16 at the University of Delaware in Newark, N.J. Lyon student bagpiper Avens Ridgeway of Union, Maine, won …

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  • Batesville man faces theft, other charges

    A warrant has been issued for a Batesville man who reportedly confessed to stealing several items from a woman’s car and using her debit card without authorization, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jeff Sims. Sims said that on …

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