• Variety show planned

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary will host a variety show at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall at 6 p.m. Saturday. Students will perform their talents and an art show will feature all the students’ work. Raffles for a …

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  • Chamber attends conference; consultant visiting with MSB

    Batesville’s White River Water Carnival was nominated for Festival of the Year during the recent Arkansas Festivals & Events Association Annual Conference & Trade Show at Little Rock that included more than 100 event planners from around the state. Mandi Curtwright with the Batesville Area …

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  • Magness reschedules meeting

    MAGNESS — Magness City Council has rescheduled its regular monthly meeting, normally held the first Tuesday of the month, for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings. Agenda items include regular business, budget review and a water update.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 29, 1994.

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  • This Day in History…

    Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal, which failed in Congress, drew accusations that Roosevelt was attempting to “pack” the nation’s highest court. On this date: In 1783, Sweden …

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  • Community theater group seeking permanent home

    For 43 years the Batesville Community Theatre has called the oldest city in Arkansas home. But as Arkansas’ oldest, continually active community theater program, it’s looking for a permanent address and the Melba Theatre could be the ticket. As an actor, dancer, choreographer, set and …

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  • Men on the run sought

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is seeking two men on the run. The sheriff’s department has active arrest warrants on Daniel Dwight and Carl Vannatter, both of the Calico Rock area, for about two weeks. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Dwight was released …

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  • 19 grams of meth found in vehicle

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County deputies made a traffic stop Friday night on Lawrence County 700 on a suspicious vehicle, leading to a drug bust, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. After officers ran the vehicle’s information through state and national crime databases, they found the description …

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  • Man shot in hand by alleged intruder

    A man who may have been the target of a home invasion and robbery over the weekend was shot as he fought with one of the attackers, according to a battery in the first degree and aggravated robbery report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Convicted felon facing theft charges

    A Cord man and convicted felon for second-degree battery, faces several felony charges after he allegedly stole a multi-terrain vehicle that he told police he was given for work he had done, among other items. According to an affidavit for arrest, Travis Gene Hatler, 27, …

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  • Woman arrested for impersonation

    A report of a missing vehicle on Friday resulted in the arrest of one person, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Aaron Moody said he was dispatched to 56 Amy Lane where Katherine Woodham said her vehicle was missing …

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  • Police respond to shots fired in Westside

    A Batesville man is facing charges of resisting arrest, interference with a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct after local and state police were called after several people reported hearing gunshots in west Batesville Saturday night. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said he was …

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