• McGuffey to mark 80th birthday

    Lester McGuffey of Batesville will celebrate his 80th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Barn, located at 570 Kyler Road in Southside. Cake and refreshments will be served. All family and friends are invited to attend. He requests …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 12, 1993.

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  • Big Apple for the teacher

    NEWARK — Just days before she’s set to board a plane to The Big Apple to be on a panel with other teachers for a news special, Newark Elementary first-grade teacher Deena Bruce is still in shock. When Bruce got the call from NBC last …

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  • Brown, Fredricks capture school board seats

    Scott Fredricks After the votes were counted Tuesday night one longtime representative of the Batesville School Board lost his seat while another secured a spot for what could be the first minority to ever serve on the seven-member team. Danielle Brown beat out incumbent Rodney …

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  • Bryant family contributed to area’s growth, success

    The John E. Bryant & Sons Lumber Co. was established on Lawrence Street in Batesville in 1946 and incorporated in 1956. During those years it had expanded into retail lumber and building supplies, construction, real estate sales and subdivision development until it was finally sold …

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  • District fair is next week

    MELBOURNE — The 2012 North Central Arkansas District Fair will be held next week at the Izard County Fairgrounds at 1927 LaCrosse Road in Melbourne. The fair is composed of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. The fair officially gets under …

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  • Man wanted for robbery

    An arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Billy Ray Hogans on charges of robbery following an incident that occurred at the Batesville Walmart store Sept. 13. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy said in a court affidavit that Hogans was seen stealing merchandise …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center’s diabetes support group will meet at noon Thursday at the chamber of commerce. Dr. Mark Davis will be the speaker. For more information, call (870) 698-9991.

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  • Expulsion hearing will accompany annual report

    CAVE CITY — An expulsion hearing for two middle school students who allegedly vandalized some school buses and a classroom at the Evening Shade campus will be held Monday in conjunction with the Cave City School District’s annual report to the public, said Superintendent Steven …

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  • Leaving scene ends in warrant

    Already awaiting trial on charges of breaking and entering, a 19-year-old Batesville man is now facing felony and misdemeanor charges following an accident on Aug. 10. Christian D. Manna of Batesville is named in a warrant affidavit saying that he drove another person’s vehicle, ran …

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  • Area colleges named ‘Military Friendly’

    Lyon College, Ozarka College, Arkansas State University-Newport and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home have been named to the list of Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media, according to a news release. “The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges universities and …

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