• Teenager arrested for stealing from friend

    No motive has been offered as to why a Lilly Street man, later identified as 18-year-old Angelo Hernandez, allegedly broke into a friend’s home and stole several items, including a TV and lockboxes. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeremy Qualls said …

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  • Homeowners report gun thefts

    A suspect has been named in one of two gun thefts reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office in recent days. Rebecca Riley of Cabot said her $335 Bersa Thunder .380 pistol, and a stolen check that was later written on a closed account, have …

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  • Board to hear year-end report

    SOUTHSIDE — A 2012 year-end report is on tap for the Southside Public Water Authority’s board meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. Other reports include a legal report, December water and wastewater …

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  • Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • UACCB to offer a karate training

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer a training course entitled Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate. Sensei Don Gregory, fourth-degree black belt/full-range close combat instructor, will teach this traditional martial arts class that offers present-day applications of Shorin-Ryu Karate …

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  • Application deadline nearing for single parent scholarships

    Those applying for the Independence County Single Parent Scholarship need to have their applications filled out and returned to the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office in Batesville by Jan. 18 for the 2013 spring semester, according to a news release. An applicant must be a …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Curtis Thompson of Thompson’s Jewelry in Batesville supplied this family photo for publication. It shows his grandfather, C.T. (his first name also is Curtis) Thompson on an “Indian” motorcycle, his great-grandfather R.C. Thompson (wearing hat) and two other people. It is not known where the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 26, 1993.

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  • Retirement for USDA inspector only means swapping one full-time job for another

    Teddy Evans of Batesville isn’t retiring but rather, is trading one full-time job for another. He has spent 40 years ensuring the chicken we put on our plates is safe for human consumption, but as of today he’s retiring from the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

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  • County closes on business park

    On Dec. 27, Independence County Economic Development Inc. closed on the purchase of 47 undeveloped acres located on Arkansas Highway 25, also known as White Drive, just north of Batesville, according to a news release. The property once said to be used as an “industrial …

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  • Chamber will hold 2013 Business Expo

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Business Expo/Awards event Jan. 23 in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. “This four-hour jam-packed marketplace features more than 75 businesses showcasing their latest products, services and …

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  • Construction highlights 2012 education news

    Construction was again on the agenda of many schools in 2012 while one acquired its first mascot, two tried same-sex classrooms and another regained its sense of community. Meanwhile, New York City came calling for one teacher, another resigned and turned himself in to police …

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