• Mt. Pleasant man wins AAQHA reserve world championship title

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lynn Cornelius of Mount Pleasant captured the reserve world championship title and first place Intermediate in amateur stake race at the 2012 Bank of America Amateur American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Monday in Oklahoma City, said Landi Campbell, director …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 1, 1993.

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    Westside park dedicated

    The day the playground equipment went up at the new city park in Westside, “there were six little bicycles here,” Dr. Chris Beller shared with a crowd attending a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. “It’s exciting to be getting something on this side of town,” said …

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  • Election results to be available at Guardonline.com

    As always, the Batesville Daily Guard will provide the latest election results for Independence County tonight on the website, Guardonline.com. Polls close at 7:30 and after that the poll workers will close up the voting machines and bring them to the courthouse so the election …

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  • Voters turn out in droves

    Interest appears strong in today’s general election, with more than 4,000 early voters setting a new record for early voting in Independence County. Charlie Morris said this morning the county had 4,212 early voters, up from 470 in the May primaries; 2,553 in the 2010 …

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  • Landlord stabbed; bond set at $150K

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Vandergrift, 34, of Strawberry on Friday for second-degree battery and aggravated assault, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest comes from Vandergrift attacking his landlord with a knife and stabbing him in the leg,” Dotson said. …

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  • Possible raise for county employees?

    Independence County employees could be getting back what a payroll tax holiday will take from their paychecks — but it will be at the expense of the county’s recreation fund. County employees have not seen a raise in six years, according to chairwoman Anne Moore, …

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  • Arrest made for warrant and drugs in jail

    As he watched an off-duty cop and Vital Link ambulance personnel work with a distressed motorist Monday afternoon, Richard Dale Hall probably had no idea he should have stayed in the background. Hall, 23, of Batesville was arrested on an outstanding warrant after Independence County …

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  • Felon charged with dope, gun

    When Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods responded to a call of a man with a shotgun outside a residence on Camp Tahkodah Road around 3:40 Sunday morning, he said the resident, Gerald M. Reed, 35, pointed to an empty road ditch nearby reportedly saying, “Right …

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  • Man shoots self in foot

    Dylan J. Hopper, 28, of Brushy Road said he was taking his bolt action 300 Winchester Mag hunting rifle out of his truck when it went off and shot him in the left foot just before midnight Friday. “Upon arrival I observed Mr. Hopper sitting …

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  • Angel Tree deadline is Friday

    Friday is the deadline for parents and guardians to apply for their children to receive Christmas gifts from the annual Angel Tree project, according to a news release. Applications can be picked up from Department of Human Services at 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville or …

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  • Diabetes program offered

    White River Medical Center is hosting a free Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. WRMC hospitalist and chief medical officer Dr. Tom Cummins will present a …

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