• 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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  • Jewelry, guns taken

    The burglary of two Independence County homes between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday netted more than $4,000 in jewelry and guns, according to police reports. Kathy Lewis of Gap Road told police she left for work around noon and later got a call from …

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  • Motorcyclist leads police on chase

    NEWPORT — Leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing into a building Saturday night at Newport may not have left Roy Will Watkins of Newport with life-threatening injuries but it will likely result in several charges against the 24-year-old including DWI once he’s out …

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  • Historian to speak

    ASH FLAT — Guest speaker for the Sharp County Historical Society’s summer quarterly meeting will be Civil War historian Ken Woodworth, who will tell about the Civil War exploits of his great-great-grandfather, Albert Henry Woodworth, who served as a gunner with the 18th Ohio Battery …

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  • Sharp County Fair begins next week

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair will kick off Monday for a six-day run with the setting up of commercial booths, educational booths and checking in of family living, agriculture and field crops exhibits, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. No gate admission will …

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  • Carnival plans to be discussed

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce plans to unveil the new 2012 White River Water Carnival logo and schedule of events beginning at 11 a.m. Monday at Riverside Park, according to a news release. “The public is invited to join us for all the excitement,”  …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 4, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The census report issued Tuesday shows cotton ginned nationwide prior to Jan. 1 amounted to 11,045,285 running bales, including 188,052 round bales and 113,359 bales of Sea Island. The …

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