• Fowler enters plea

    A defense attorney and the prosecutor did not see eye to eye when it came to letting a local doctor out of jail and sparred before the judge over whether or not he posed any threat to the community. Dr. Gerald W. Fowler who is …

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  • Baby recovering from rib surgery

    PHILADELPHIA — Seven-month-old Aubree Elise Shaw, featured on page 1 of the Dec. 21 edition of the Batesville Daily Guard, underwent an eight-hour operation last Wednesday at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to insert a vertical titanium “rib” in the right side of her chest. The …

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  • Creighton services set for today

    Friends and family will say goodbye today to a longtime Lyon College professor and business owner. Cassie Floyd Creighton died Sunday. She was 85. She was born Dec. 12, 1927 in the Izard County community of Bandmill and moved to Batesville in 1952. She worked …

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  • Miss Batesville talks gun safety

    When it comes to children and guns, Mason Magouyrk is passionate. As a pageant contestant over the years Magouyrk, the reigning Miss Batesville, said she’s had to have a social platform that would impact the local, state and national communities. Her platform became children and …

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  • Fire burns shop

    A small blaze caused heavy smoke damage to The Flower Shoppe, 1615 N. Central Ave. in Batesville, around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Ronnie Clouse, owner of the business, was the only one in the building when the fire started and was walking back from his cooler …

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  • Missing woman found, getting high

    A 30-year-old Oxford woman, reported missing from Izard County by her mother, was located in Batesville early Tuesday morning while smoking dope, accordng to police. Melissa Neal was located by Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods while he was turning his patrol car around in a …

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  • Tools taken from work site

    In spite of being in a high profile location on a busy street, the new Liberty Bank construction site in the 1900 block of Harrison Street was the target of thieves over the weekend. Someone stole a number of conduit fittings and extension cords running …

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  • Warrant issued in gift card theft

    Store surveillance video has been able to confirm that Crystal Lee Travis, 24, of Batesville, used a stolen Walmart money card to make purchases inside the Batesville store and at nearby businesses, according to police. In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeff …

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  • Monte Coleman to speak at MLK event

    Former football player for the University of Arkansas at Conway, linebacker for the Washington Redskins, current head football coach for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, as well as an ordained minister/motivational speaker, Monte Coleman will be the featured speaker for the Martin Luther …

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  • Committee members announced

    The Independence County Quorum Court appointed its committees and committee chairs on Thursday: • budget committee members are chairwoman Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long; • road committee members — chairman Brent Henderson, Jason Jones, Kenny Hurley, Bridgman and Moore; • solid waste …

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  • Support group for special-needs families, friends to meet

    The One Day at a Time support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex, located across from the main bank on College Street in Batesville. This is a support group for families and friends of children and teenagers …

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  • River Valley Canners seeking members

    The new club River Valley Canners, a part of the Extension Homemakers Council, will teach members how to can, dry, freeze and pickle food items. A small membership fee is required. The club meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at Independence …

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