• Fire chief appreciates ‘Good Samaritans’

    OIL TROUGH — Oil Trough Fire Chief Jimmy McDaniel Jr. doesn’t know the names of two Good Samaritans who stopped to offer aid to a man apparently having a heart attack earlier this week, but he would like to thank them anyway. McDaniel said his …

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  • Shoplifter hits trooper, crashses car in chase

    Faced with a misdemeanor shoplifting charge, a Locust Grove area man fled from police Tuesday afternoon, leading them on a high-speed chase through Batesville that resulted in two crashes and his arrest. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said deputies responded to the Batesville Walmart store …

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  • Man arrested for sexual assault of 7-year-old girl

    WALNUT RIDGE — An Alicia man was arrested Wednesday for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson said 44-year-old Tommy Burgett was arrested for sexual assault in the second degree. “The arrest comes from a call to the child abuse and neglect …

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  • Mayor to be guest speaker

    Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will be the speaker at the regular meeting of Independence County Retired Teachers on Monday at First Community Bank in Batesville. A barbecue lunch will be available at noon. The meeting is open to all retired school employees.

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  • Teen schedules concert

    CONCORD — Considered to be a “rising young star in the music world” by those who know her, a Concord High School student is scheduled to put on a concert for her classmates and the public at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Concord High School …

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  • Photos being sought

    The city of Batesville is hoping to do a wall of honor for Batesville’s past mayors and is currently seeking photos and information about the administrators. Anyone with photos may email them to mayor@cityofbatesville.com, call (870) 698-2400 or visit city hall at 500 E. Main …

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  • BHS to present ‘Romeo and Juliet’

    The Batesville High School drama department “Pioneer Players” will present William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Batesville School District auditorium on Water Street. Performance times will be 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Monday. …

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  • Coat drop-off is Saturday

    Ramsey Heights Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Auxiliary will have a coat drop-off from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gently used and new coats are welcome. The church is located at 449 Heber Springs Road. For more information call (870) 251-1063.

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  • Free solar panel workshop set

    The University of Arkansas Community and Technical Education Division will host a solar panel workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Nov. 17 on the campus of UACCB. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. Dr. Stuart Hutton, solar panel enthusiast with a …

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  • Christmas memories sought for special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 …

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  • Concert to benefit Friendship Outreach

    Doc and Connie Spurlin and Friendship Outreach will present Singin’ in the Hall with guests Pat Bray & Co. at 6 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church. A concession stand will be open. Admission is by donation of any amount. All proceeds will benefit Friendship …

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  • Harvest Day Dinner scheduled at Family Life Center

    The United Methodist Men will sponsor the J.T. Story Harvest Day Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Family Life Center at Central Avenue United Methodist Church. The cost is $6. Carry-out meals will be available. The church is located at 1205 …

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