• Trial begins for teen girl charged as Civil War spy

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about Emily Weaver.    In 1864, 17-year-old Emily Weaver of Batesville was on her way to Memphis to visit her father by way of St. Louis when she was arrested and charged with being a …

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  • Sulphur Rock mayor goes ‘full circle,’ heads back home

    SULPHUR ROCK — Glenda Reding resigned as mayor of Sulphur Rock, effective Friday, during Monday’s regular monthly meeting, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Reding said she and her husband, Henry Reding, are moving back to her hometown, about a mile from where she grew up. “I …

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  • S-side water budgets OK’d

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board on Tuesday approved a 2013 budgets for water and wastewater operations totaling $2,506,233 in anticipated expenditures, said Manager John Richardson. “The budgets include a one-time bonus for each employee in lieu of salary raises,” Richardson said. The …

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  • Board to discuss quote

    The Batesville School Board will meet for its regular meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the administration board room, 955 Water St. Agenda items include discussion of a quote from Arkansas State Security for $85,000 for the purchase and installation of a new security camera …

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  • City to observe Arbor Day

    The city of Batesville will be observing Arbor Day on Monday. There will be a short program at the Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex located at 3600 N. St. Louis. The event is open to the public. National Arbor Day is the last …

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  • Sheriff’s report reflects crime statistics

    The number of crimes reported to police remains fairly steady this year, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. At the Independence County Quorum Court and Batesville City Council meetings this week, the sheriff’s office presented activity and status reports for October (the most recent …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 7, 1993.

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  • MHS Project Graduation holds Schwan’s fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Project Graduation 2013 will have a Schwan’s fund raiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of Izard County Courthouse. Part of the proceeds from the sale of Schwan’s frozen foods will go to help the seniors on graduation night. …

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  • Authors to sign books at Ash Flat Library

    ASH FLAT — Kay Wiggins and Susan Hansen, authors and sisters, will be signing books between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday as guest authors of the Ash Flat Library, said publicist Ina Gill. Susan Hansen has written poems all of her life leading to …

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  • Dugger marks 90th year

    MOOREFIELD — W.E. “Elvis” Dugger will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Moorefield Community Building. Dugger was born and raised in Independence County. He spent many years in the grocery store business (Jif-E-Mart, Moorefield Grocery and Dugger …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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  • Suspect named in Cave City burglary

    The suspect in the burglary of the Joshua Scott Pace residence in Cave City Tuesday afternoon, a 22-year-old Batesville man, is reportedly a relative who lived with the Pace family at one time, according to police. Tony Pace told police that he and his family …

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