• S-Rock council meets tonight

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 tonight in the city hall to discuss streets, ditches and plans for the annual Trolley Car Days festival, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday night, when the city …

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  • Fair time continues at the Guard

    Fair time continues at the Batesville Daily Guard but there’s only a short time left to register for prizes before the event ends Friday. The Guard is offering refreshments and a chance to win daily prizes at its office located at 258 W. Main St. …

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  • Huffing paint, Dumpster diving net arrests

    Giving an officer permission to search, huffing paint on the side of the road and Dumpster diving has landed three separate individuals in jail. A 32-year-old Batesville woman faces multiple charges after she was stopped Tuesday by Officer Ernie Gillihan when he was pulling out …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 5, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO Junius Case, who spent last night in Batesville, has announced that he has purchased the Leiper lime kiln at Leiper, about one mile from Earnheart in Independence County. He …

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  • 31 awarded scholarships to UACCB

    Thirty-one students have been awarded Academic Distinction scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Kristen Cross, director of financial aid, has announced. Emilee Adams of Pough-keepsie graduated from Hillcrest High School. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Phonce Adams. Jordan Anderson …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Free adoptions available

    Batesville Animal Control is hosting free adoptions now through Saturday. All adoption fees will be waived. Hours of operation are noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Batesville Animal Control is located at 255 West College St. For …

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  • Taylor turns 102

      Ethel Taylor, known as “Baby Taylor” to her friends and family, turned 102 Wednesday. She enjoys tidying her room, watching classic television and telling stories from days past. She has a bit of a sweet tooth. She has been a resident at Wood-Lawn Inc. …

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  • Ken Smith to perform at Morningside Coffee

    Singer/songwriter Ken Smith will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Morningside Coffee House, located at 616 Harrison St. in Batesville. Smith, a native of Batesville, was a founding member of the alternative rock band Society’s Child before going solo in 1998. He has performed throughout …

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  • County fair continues – 3,000-plus attend day 2

    Hot temperatures couldn’t keep 3,197 people from attending the Independence County Fair on Tuesday, according to figures from the fair association this morning, but that’s 344 less than who attended last year. Temperatures are expected to be just as hot today with a heat advisory …

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  • Airport gets $2.3M

    Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation say the Batesville Regional Airport has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements and new construction projects. The grant was announced Tuesday by Sens. John Boozman and Mark Pryor and Congressman Rick Crawford, whose …

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  • E-books come to library

    Checking out a book from the Independence County Library is now just a mouse click away for those with a computer, smartphone or e-reader. Electronic books are now available online at www.indcolib.com by clicking on the e-books link on the menu bar at the bottom …

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