• Concord Schools ready to begin new year

    CONCORD — Concord School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Superintendent is Dr. Michael Davidson. Administrative assistant is Cynthia Cornelison. District treasurer is Perralee Simpson. District test/Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Plan coordinator is Patsy Henderson. School board officers are Chris Roark, president; Rose Sparks, vice …

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  • Sponsors sought for Newspapers In Education

    Signup nears for the Batesville Daily Guard’s Newspapers In Education program and area public school and home-school teachers are encouraged to participate in the free program, said Christine Brown, Guard circulation manager. Newspaper delivery starts Sept. 15. NIE is an international educational effort that helps …

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  • Three ribbon cuttings announced by chamber

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host three ribbon cutting ceremonies this week for local businesses. White River Services and Solutions, a technology solution provider located at 905 20th St., will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Later that afternoon at 4 …

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  • Oil Trough job to be discussed

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to discuss replacing John Long, who resigned last month as the town’s street and water supervisor, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. “We’re hoping we have people to interview,” she …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 3, 1995.

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  • Batesville to resume classes

    Batesville School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Lunch will be served. Superintendent is Gary Anderson. Deputy superintendent is Harvey Howard. School board members are Dr. Paul Hance, president; Jennifer Emery, vice president; Scott Fredricks, secretary; and Danielle Brown, George Latus, Heather Fulbright and Kathy …

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  • Home vandalized, trampoline cut

    Food in the kitchen floor, a refrigerator with black spray paint and every other room trashed was what a woman arrived home to find at her residence. Brittany Wagner, 23, of Craig Street  told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Kody Headley that she left her home …

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  • ICED director leaving

    Independence County Economic Development Director Larry Jones is transitioning out of the position, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. “Obviously the funding has ended and Larry is needing time to seek other opportunities,” Griffin said. Jones’ salary was paid out of the quarter-cent economic …

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  • The ‘art’ of business

    Retired art teacher Jeanette Emerson is going back to teaching what she loves, only this time people of all ages will be able to take her classes. Emerson recently opened Emerson Art School at 619 S. Broad St. (formerly the Batesville Montessori School) and teaches …

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  • IndCo land auction nets $21K 

    The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Independence County collected more than $21,000 for county and state government, Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston has announced. The Land Commissioner’s office conducted the auction of delinquent properties recently at the Independence County Courthouse. Eighteen bidders competed …

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  • Dirt bike rider dies in crash

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say a Kensett man is dead after his dirt bike crashed into a fence in Searcy Sunday night. Arkansas State Police say 37-year-old Jorge Villarreal was riding a dirt bike along a fence line when he crashed into the fence. State …

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  • MV highway to close for work

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Arkansas Highway and Transportation officials say portions of Highway 87 northwest of Mountain View will close this week for construction. The roadway between Hampton Drive and Wilcox Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Friday. Construction crews …

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