• 2013 economic report available

    Progress. Achievements. Plans for the future. Batesville and Independence County are moving forward, full steam ahead, in areas of education, health care, agriculture and more — as compiled in the 2013 Batesville/Independence County Economic Report. Produced annually, the report provides an overview of the local, …

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  • ‘Martial artist’ arrested for drugs

    Charles Bullard said he was just practicing his martial arts. Tuesday, when Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Davis was patrolling on the east side of Batesville he said he watched as Bullard ran across Harrison Street, dodging traffic. He said Bullard would walk, then skip …

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  • Cave City wants to start school early

    CAVE CITY — During the April 21 meeting, the Cave City School Board agreed to ask for a waiver to allow classes to start Aug. 13 rather than on Aug. 18, said Superintendent Steven Green. If approved for Aug. 13, if no days are missed …

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  • UACCB graduation is Monday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold 2014 commencement at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Independence Hall. Dr. Donald Bobbitt, president of the UA system, and UA Board of Trustees secretary Jane Rogers will be in attendance. About 500 certificate through associate degrees …

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  • Midland Mustangs set graduation

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School will have its graduation at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The number of graduates is 30. Valedictorian is Elizabeth Evans. Her activities and clubs include president of Beta …

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  • Open house set at Cushman

    CUSHMAN — The town of Cushman will hold an open house at the Cushman Community Center beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, with everyone invited, said Mayor Jean Weatherford. “In 2013, the city of Cushman received a $70,000 grant from the state of Arkansas and a …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 7 – Saturday, May 8, 2014.

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  • Hobby becomes business

    SULPHUR ROCK — What started as just a hobby has turned into a business for Amanda Scribner who went from selling her goods in flea markets and online to opening her own retail store, Simply Southern Boutique, located at 8005 Harrison St. Scribner has been …

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  • City attorney seeks re-election

        Batesville City Attorney T. Lindsey Castleberry announced today that he is seeking a second term in the upcoming general election on Nov. 4.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as …

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  • No filings in Batesville

    No one has filed yet for Batesville municipal offices for the upcoming general election, according to the Independence County Clerk’s Office. The filing period opened April 30 and runs through noon May 19. Candidates filing for Batesville offices must have at least 30 signatures from …

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  • Meter change-out tops agenda

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on a system-wide meter, radio read change-out, said Manager John Richardson. The directors will also hear a legal report, …

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  • AARP to host tourism director

    The Batesville AARP chapter will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11. Richard Davies, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism executive director, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the …

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