• Burglars cut store power

    After apparently scaling a fence to a secure area behind the Wildcat Station, on Highway 69 at Sulphur Rock, burglars then turned off all power to the building before breaking out a window with rocks to gain entry. Independence County Deputy Nate Stephens said the …

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  • ‘Dream come true’ – Longtime songwriter records first CD

    While Dave Eddleman was farming the land, driving 18-wheelers across it, surveying it, constructing buildings on it, feeding its citizens, riding a motorcycle over it and flying his own airplane over it, he was writing songs in his mind. And every time he got a …

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  • McFadden to be in Batesville

    Darren McFadden Oakland Raider and former Arkansas Razorback Darren McFadden will be at Hawgs Exxon in Batesville from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. He will be showcasing his Sooey Sauce, which will be for sale for $10. With the purchase of Sooey Sauce, people …

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  • Man reported missing

    A Newark man last seen at the Batesville McDonald’s on Saturday is listed as a missing or endangered person by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Independence County Deputy Nate Stephens said around 5 p.m. Saturday he spoke with Dana Morris who said she and her …

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  • Dad arrested for hitting daughter

    MELBOURNE — A father and daughter involved in a physical fight Sunday morning in Franklin resulted in the man’s arrest, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Tommy Miles, 52, was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic battering and will be required to appear before a …

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  • Registration opens for two American Indian day camps

    Registration is now taking place for two American Indian day camps for different age groups at Old Independence Regional Museum, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. June 10 is the deadline to register for a camp for rising first- through third-graders. The camp is for one …

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  • Council has two races

    Two races had developed by the time the filing period for the Batesville City Council ended at noon Monday. Both are in the Westside ward. The complete list of Batesville aldermen candidates is as follows: Ward 1, Position 1 — Thomas E. Bryant Ward 1, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 10, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Determined to give louder expression than they have been able to utter in words in their joy over the election of Woodrow Wilson as president, a number of enthusiastic …

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  • UACCB awards science degrees

    Commencement ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville were held Monday. The following associated of science degrees were awarded, and honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna cum laude (cumulative GPA of …

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  • Radio club to meet Thursday

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Following the business session, …

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  • Marketing workshop offered

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will offer an email marketing workshop from 1-4 p.m. Thursday. “Email marketing is a cost-effective way to build relationships that drive business success,” a chamber release states. “In today’s challenging economic times, this cost advantage makes email marketing a …

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  • Simpson earns culinary arts certification

    MELBOURNE — Greg Simpson, an Ozarka College culinary arts student from Jonesboro, recently became a certified culinarian by the American Culinary Federation–Central Arkansas Division. Simpson completed the two-part test consisting of a practical and written portion at the Pulaski Tech South Campus on March 27. …

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