• City to honor Charlie Strong

    Charlie Strong, head football coach at the University of Louisville and a Batesville High School graduate, will be recognized by the city in a ceremony at the Batesville Municipal Building Saturday, announced Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. “We will have a meet and greet for Charlie, along …

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  • Nature’s fireworks cause Sharp blazes State deals with fires, arrests

    ASH FLAT — Nature’s fireworks started two brush fires that claimed the attention of state forestry crews and three local fire departments in Sharp County on the Fourth of July. “We responded to two fires — one covered 49 acres and the other covered 53 …

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  • Child shot with BB gun hospitalized

    A report of a child shot in the back of the head sent an officer from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office to White River Medical Center Wednesday morning, according to a press release from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division …

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  • Board member resigns

    CAVE CITY — One school board member resigned while another was appointed during Cave City School Board’s recent meeting. Longtime board member Donald Simmons resigned toward the end of the regular monthly business meeting, Superintendent Steven Green said. Earlier in the meeting, Simmons left the …

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  • Jewelry, tools taken

    Police responded to an alarm call on Fairway Drive around 11 a.m. Tuesday where they learned that the home of Johnny and Starr Kent had been burglarized and jewelry stolen. Deputy Anthony Carter said he spoke with a relative who had been watching the house …

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  • Clarification

    Filing period for the City of Cave City recorder’s position is July 27 through Aug. 17. Candidates can file at the Sharp County Courthouse at Ash Flat. For more information call (870) 283-5455.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 22, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO J.H. Kennerly, president of the Board of Health, and Dr. M.S. Craig, city health officer, released a statement regarding the controversy of opening the city schools on account of …

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  • Artist to host drawing workshop

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a drawing workshop featuring Arts on Tour artist Sheila Parsons from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 9, 10 and 11 at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main. This drawing workshop is geared toward beginner and advanced artists who …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • All-you-can-eat catfish buffet, Hutchison Mountain Community Center, 3370 Camp Tahkodah Road, 3-7 p.m. $10 adults. • Little Piney Creek Songwriters Showcase, music/concert featuring Billy Don Burns, David Lynn Jones & Friends, Jerry Lasiter, Chrislynn Lee Jones, Chelsea Savage, Matthew Miller and other special …

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  • BHS class of 1972 reunion set

    Batesville High School Class of 1972 will have a 40th reunion weekend July 14. For more information call Sarah Bolin at (870) 834-3432; Glenn Poole at (870) 613-0605; or Sam Cooke at (870) 307-8922.

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  • Laster reunion is Sunday

    OIL TROUGH — The Laster reunion will be Sunday at the Community Center in Oil Trough. A potluck will be served at 1 p.m.

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  • Church holds choir day

    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual choir day at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guests will include the Rev. Ricky Everett and members of Greater Morning Star in Newport; Anointed Ones New Testament in Cave City; Impact New Testament Holiness; Friendship Baptist Church Choir and …

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