• Guard offices closed Monday

    In observance of the Memorial Day holiday the Batesville Daily Guard will not publish on Monday and offices will be closed until Tuesday.

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  • Students receive forensics credential

    University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville students Crystal Blue, David Christopher and Ricky Burba have been recognized for receiving the AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) credential after making a passing score on the ACE examination, according to a news release. The ACE exam is part …

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  • Scholar awarded $40K

    Joshua Shaw LITTLE ROCK — Joshua Shaw, a graduate of Hillcrest High School, has been awarded the Environmental and Spatial Technology Scholars Scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he has enrolled in the systems engineering program at that institution. The monetary …

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  • AgHeritage names scholars

    Sarah Saffell of Saffell and Alyssa D. Smith of Newport were two of eight students awarded $500 scholarships from AgHeritage Farm Credit Services. Alyssa Smith     Smith is the daughter of Mandy Smith, a graduate of Newport High School and plans to attend Arkansas …

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  • 4-H donates to organizations

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary 4-H Club recently donated money to the Coordinated Care Network and the United School Fund. The Coordinated Care Network is a program at the Batesville School District that helps families in need, such as fire loss, paying …

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  • Sister totes brother back to jail

    Wayne Watkins ASH FLAT – — She is not her brother’s keeper. Wednesday authorities in Sharp County were notified the sister of Wayne Watkins would be arriving back to the jail with him in tow and requesting her bond money back. Watkins sold hundreds of …

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  • Alleged scrappers caught at scene

    A call to police dispatch from an off-duty state trooper Tuesday morning led to the arrest of three people on charges of theft of property for taking scrap metal from the scene of a house fire. Trooper Jeremy Hughes called dispatch when he saw two …

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  • Wife reports husband missing

    Jonathan Gray The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man missing from his Independence County home since Friday. Kimberly Gray told investigators that her husband, 35-year-old Jonathan Gray dropped her off at work about 6:30 a.m. Friday and …

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  • Cash, tools are stolen

    Employees at Galloway Sand and Gravel on Stadium Drive arrived at work Wednesday morning to find a window air conditioner missing and called the sheriff’s department. After unlocking the business, Deputy Daniel Heflin said he checked the building for intruders and found it clear and …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27, 2012.

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  • Missing person returns home

    Listed as a missing person Saturday afternoon after visiting McDonald’s, a Newark man was located driving his car in Newark Tuesday afternoon, according to Deputy Phillip Pickett. Pickett said he was notified by police dispatch that 37-year-old Christopher Morris had been seen driving a gray …

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  • Meal program starts Friday

    The Batesville School District will hold its summer meal program beginning Friday. The program will be held Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 3. Locations include the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center, 1900 Lyon St., and West Magnet Elementary, 850 Hill St. All children 18 …

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