• Brashers arrested

    Christopher Barry Brashers The U.S. Marshall Service has arrested a Batesville man in New Mexico after he was charged with the arson of three local businesses at the corner of Sidney and Harrison streets in Batesville. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said members of the …

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  • Four apartments damaged

    An apartment fire in the 2100 block of Fitzhugh Street Sunday morning damaged four apartments but no one was injured, according to Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn. Batesville Fire Department received a call around 9:15 and found fire in the back of the building. One …

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  • Board hears health review at May 29 meeting

    More full-time nurses is something the Batesville School District would like to have but funding is something that doesn’t always agree with its budget. According to the school’s Coordinated School Health Committee, which is a member of the Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition, a recent …

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  • Bunco Blitz is Tuesday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation will hold its third annual Bunco Blitz at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Elizabeth’s Restaurant. Cost to play is $25 and the night will include food, prizes and silent auction. All proceeds from the event go toward …

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  • Independence, Sharp counties lift burn bans

    The burn ban for Independence County has been lifted, according to Charlie Morris with the Independence County Judge’s office. Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said that due to significant rainfall, the burn ban issued in the county several days ago was lifted this morning.

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  • Desha man dies in crash

    Newport police say 30-year-old Gary Johns of Desha was killed in a motorcycle-car crash around 5:30 Saturday evening. Lt. Allen Edwards said Johns was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Highway 69 in Newport when he struck a 2004 BMW driven by Rodney …

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  • Museum day camp deadline nears

    The deadline for registering for Old Independence Regional Museum’s upcoming day camp for rising first-, second- and third-graders is nearing, said Amanda Nikkel, education and volunteer coordinator. The educational day camp exploring Native American life will be from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. June 18. The cost …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 22, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO At the close of business Nov. 17 the Citizens Bank and Trust Co. of Batesville reported assets of $240,657. Deposits amounted to $142,635. T.J. Walbert is president and H.M. …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High, Hillcrest High

    Batesville Junior High The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Katie Allen, Abby Antici, Jonathan Callahan, Brooke Caraway, Daesha Childress, Natalie …

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  • Students win poster contest

    Two Central Magnet Elementary students recently won an Independence County Arkansas Farm Bureau safety poster contest. Jack Lanier, a second-grader, and sixth-grader Vamilec Orozco won the county competition and received a $25 check and certificates.     Vamilec Orozco Jack Lanier

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  • Landers family reunion set

    CAVE CITY — The Landers family reunion will be Saturday at the Cave City High School new cafeteria. A potluck will be served at noon. Dinnerware and drinks will be provided. Organizers will arrive around 10 a.m. to set up. A PowerPoint presentation will be …

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  • GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — The Adult Education Department of Ozarka College is currently offering GED classes for three weeks in Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Melbourne. Class locations and times are: Ash Flat — 8 a.m. to noon Mondays, room 109 Mammoth Spring — 8 a.m. to …

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