• Izard native evacuated

    LOUISIANA -— Twenty-five miles west of New Orleans Steven McCurley was keeping an eye on the approaching storm. For days the weather reports bounced back and forth from a full-blown hurricane to a tropical storm. The Izard County native had missed Katrina but arrived in …

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  • 7 years after Katrina, more misery in La. as Isaac flooding leaves power out

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac sloshed northwards into the nation’s midsection today after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water. It will be a few days before the soupy brown water recedes and …

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  • Woman’s assailant arrested

    A Southside man, who reportedly admitted to police that he slapped a woman, was arrested for domestic battering Wednesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlings responded to a report of a man and woman fighting in the 1400 block of North Central Avenue around 2 …

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  • County offices to close

    Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday and Tuesday’s trash routes in the city will run on Wednesday. Independence County trash and recycle routes will run as scheduled on Labor Day. The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat …

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  • Kentucky Headhunters to headline Depot Days

    NEWPORT — Grammy Award winners the Kentucky Headhunters will bring international stardom to Front Street in Newport on Sept. 29 for the 15th annual Depot Days Festival, presented by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, said festival chairman Henry Boyce. The line-up will also include …

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  • Search being called a recovery mission

    JACKSONPORT — The search for an Independence County man who went missing while swimming with others near the intersection of the White and Black rivers at Jacksonport in Jackson County early Thursday was stalled this morning after remnants of Hurricane Isaac continued to bring high …

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  • Flash flood warnings issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for counties in south and central Arkansas as the remnants of Isaac dump rain on the state. Meteorologist Emilie Nipper says there were reports of flash flooding in Pine Bluff and Fordyce as …

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  • Museum to hold Native American exhibit opening

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum has announced the grand opening of its Native American exhibit, “The Birth of the Ozarks,” at 11 a.m. Sept. 8. The museum and the Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative share a building on Main Street (Highway 5 at the White …

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  • Glance at Days Gone By

    With about 10 banking institutions currently serving Batesville, it may be hard to believe that just four decades ago the city only had two banks. They were located at the same intersection downtown at Third and Main streets. In 1905, the town had three banks, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 23, 1993.

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  • Artwork clinic, beginner’s photography to be offered

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will be providing a “Digitizing your Art Work Clinic” with photographer Dominic Rossetti. Rossetti began teaching introductory photography classes and later intermediate specialties at Bedford Camera Company.  He has had exhibits of fine art nature photography photos in Rogers, Little …

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  • UACCB to host ‘Angels’ pageant Saturday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host the Arkansas Angels Pageant at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public. The pageant honors children with special needs. A balloon release is scheduled for 5:30 to recognize those children “who …

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