• Walmsley appointed

    A Batesville attorney has been appointed to the Arkansas Court of Appeals, one of several appointments made by Gov. Mike Beebe as he fills several judicial vacancies created by election, retirement and resignation. Bill H. Walmsley’s appointment to the Court of Appeals expires Dec. 31, …

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  • LawCo. resident recalls hijacking 40 years later

    Editor’s note: Nov. 10 marked the 40th anniversary since the hijacking of Southern Airways Flight 49, of which Harold Johnson of Walnut Ridge was copilot. Hijackers attempted to kill Johnson, who dove behind a seat, receiving a bullet in his arm rather than in his …

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  • Burglaries, thefts reported in area

    Burglars passed up a couple of TVs and a DVD player, but took other items with a total value of about $2,680 when they broke into Jessica King’s home near Cushman Tuesday. Cushman Marshal John Carroll said he was dispatched to King’s residence around 5:30 …

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  • Batesville City Council moves meeting time

    The Batesville City Council has changed its meeting time next week to 6:30 p.m., due to a scheduling conflict for one of the city officials. The council normally meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Economic Development Director Larry Jones will give a report, …

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  • Emergency planning committee to meet Tuesday

    The Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link located at 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville. On the agenda are Volunteer of the Year, nursing home preparedness and election of officers. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • City budgeting for shortfall from county’s cuts

    The Batesville City Council has $1 million to knock off its 2013 budget to get in the black, and Tuesday night aldermen held a budget meeting to start that process. The city is projecting revenues of $5.878 million in 2013, which is about $100,000 less …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 16, 1993.

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  • CR museum to honor couple with award

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum has chosen to honor Jim and Billie Clinkingbeard with the Calico Rock Pioneer Award. A reception will be held in the couple’s honor at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at the museum on Main Street. Earlier this year the …

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  • A glance at days gone by

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  • ’Tis the season for safe celebrations; Entergy Arkansas wishes you bright lights, safe holiday nights

    For many, this is the time of year when after “unstuffing” the turkey it’s time to unstuff the attic … by pulling out holiday decorations that signal the start of the next celebratory season. As you decorate for the holidays, keep safety first and foremost …

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  • Electrical update class offered

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is offering a program to electricians that will analyze the major changes to the 2011 National Electric Code from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, according to a news release. Instructor Joseph Wages will teach the …

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  • Angel Tree has 1,000 names

    The Angel Tree has approximately 1,000 names of children needing Christmas gifts. The names may be picked up at the United Way office inside the Southside branch of First Community Bank, the main branch of First Community Bank, the main branch of Citizens Bank, Liberty …

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