• Shoplifting team arrested

    A man/woman shoplifting team was arrested at the Batesville Walmart store around noon Tuesday when store employees confronted them about items taken from packages and concealed in shopping bags. Independence County Reserve Deputy Jordan Turner said he responded to the incident and spoke with the …

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  • Bark in the Park to be Saturday

    This weekend, Batesville’s Riverside Park will be going to the dogs. The Humane Society of Independence County is hosting its fourth annual “Bark in the Park,” a fundraiser that benefits shelter animals, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the amphitheater at the park. …

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  • Taxes due Oct. 15

    Independence County residents have until Oct. 15 to pay their personal and property taxes and avoid a penalty fee. Taxes must be paid on Monday or postmarked on Monday, according to the Independence County tax collector’s office. Residents may also pay online at www.ark.org/independencecounty/index.php. Independence …

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  • Sand Hole Road reopens

    ASH FLAT — Sand Hole Road at South Big Creek in southeast Sharp County, which has been closed due to bridge repair work, is now open to through traffic, said County Judge Larry Brown. “Bridge repairs have been completed,” he said.

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7, 2012.

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  • Fire ruled arson

    A blaze that destroyed a storage shed in Newark Wednesday night has been declared an act of arson by authorities. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom said when he arrived at the fire scene around 11 p.m. he found the building fully engulfed in flames and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 26, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The grand jury of Independence County has filed its report with the Hon. R.E. Jeffery, judge of the Third Judicial Circuit. The report stated that a visit had been …

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  • District horse show winners named

    MELBOURNE — The North Central District Horse Show was held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Melbourne. The winners included: miniature ponies — Lesley Jennings, first; Kaylee Guthrie, second; Gwenth Figgins, third; Emma Brink, fourth; and Alan Cherry, fifth. Ponies — Zachary Collins, grand champion …

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  • Service News

    NORFOLK, Va. — Navy Ensign Caleb J. Derrington, son of Elizabeth and Jim Derrington of Newark, has graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and has received a commission as an ensign in the United States Navy while assigned at Officer Training Command, Newport, R.I. …

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  • WRPDD sponsors food program

    White River Planning and Development District Inc. currently sponsors a Child Care Food Program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes, according to a news release. The Child Care Food Program, funded by the …

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  • Public is invited to Poke Float

    Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers invites the public to the Poke Float and Cleanup on Saturday. Anyone interested in preserving the natural beauty of Poke Bayou is welcome. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. A vehicle caravan will begin at 8:15 to …

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  • Radio club hosts Hamfest

    SOUTHSIDE — The Batesville Area Radio Club will hold its sixth annual Hamfest at 8 a.m. Saturday at Southside Middle School cafeteria. Admission is free. Vendor tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A fee of $5 will be charged to vendors selling radios …

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