• Cyclist leads deputy on 5-mile chase

    A motorcyclist who popped a wheelie, then began cutting in and around traffic at high rates of speed within sight of Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent Everett finally noticed Everett was behind him with blue lights activated — after leading Everett on a 5-mile chase …

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  • Boy hurt in rodeo accident

    ASH FLAT — A 10-year-old Cave City boy got a thumb snapped off by a rope during rodeo action at H&H Rodeo Arena at Cord during Saturday night’s rodeo. Family friend Dianna Melton said her understanding is that Brody Medlock was trying to rope a …

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  • High-speed chase results in $90K bond

    A Batesville man allegedly fled police at speeds of more than 100 mph but wasn’t able to escape in the end. Daryl Jerome Hill, 58, of 150 Edgar Road was arrested and remains in jail under a $90,000 bond for allegedly fleeing from police and …

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  • Free swim lessons offered

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will be providing free swimming lessons to area youth, according to Michael Ferry. “Every Child a Swimmer” lessons will be offered Aug. 6-10 to children ages 4-8 at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) municipal pool. Two classes will be offered: from …

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  • Council eyes grant for greenway

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss a grant application to build the third section of the Batesville Greenway. The chamber’s tourism director, Tami Meyer, will give an update on the White River Water Carnival, and Fire …

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  • BJHS to host orientation

    Batesville Junior High School seventh-grade parent orientation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school cafeteria followed by a pool party at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) pool from 8 to 10. Schedules will be mailed out Aug. 7 and open house …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 16, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Dr. W.F. Ball and Dr. C.G. Hinkle, who have for several years been engaged in the successful practice of their professions under the firm name of Ball and Hinkle, …

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  • Fundraiser to name ‘Cutest Kid’

    Four members of the Batesville Senior High School Prancers dance team have been invited to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York this fall but are currently raising funds to get there. Seniors Allison Lynch, Maisie Manuel, Marie Ponath and Savannah McClarty are …

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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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  • Doughnut fundraiser announced

    Caring Hands Hospice is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut pre-sale fund raiser now through Aug. 10. Proceeds from the doughnut sales will benefit hospice patients for uncovered needs. Doughnuts will be delivered Aug. 13. To order or for more information, call the hospice at (870) …

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  • ‘Name That Rock’ program slated in CV

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Bill Prior, who has worked with the Arkansas Geological Survey for more than 30 years, will be the guest speaker at a “Name That Rock” program when the Spring River Gem & Mineral meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in Omaha Center in …

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  • UACCB fall registration under way

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is currently offering open and continuous registration for new and returning students for the upcoming fall semester through Aug. 10. Mandatory orientation is also required this year and will be held Aug. 16 and 24. “Bandit Bearings” …

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