• Escape foiled – Shanks found in cell

    An attempted escape was thwarted Wednesday at the Independence County Juvenile Detention Center. According to a police report, Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins was dispatched to the facility around 7:20 p.m. When he arrived he met with Lt. Dennis Fuller who said the staff had …

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  • Board tours expansion

    Construction on Batesville High School’s new expansion isn’t quite completed but on Monday members of the Batesville School Board got a tour of the progress. A growing student population had Batesville High School making plans last year for a 27,563-square-foot expansion and renovation of the …

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  • Willison talks school choice

    A pair of Arkansas school districts filed court papers Tuesday asking a federal judge to delay enforcing an order that limits student transfers between school districts. U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson ruled this month that a state law allowing the transfers was unconstitutional because a …

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  • Thompson hired as CEO

    SALEM — The Fulton County Hospital at Salem has named Marion “Tony” Thompson of Batesville as its new chief executive officer. Thompson has served as associate administrator and facility planner at White River Health System in Batesville since 1998. “We are excited to welcome Tony …

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  • Nichols named foundation director

    A new foundation director at White River Health System has been named, according to a news release. As director Tim Nichols will be responsible for the advancement of the WRHS Foundation through effective leadership, development, implementation and administration of Foundation activities and fundraising programs, according …

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  • ‘Summer Celebration’ is Friday

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will hold a “Summer Celebration” fundraiser Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the Reunion Band set to perform at 7. Auction items will include paintings, drawings, theatre events, a week at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 11, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Raymond Engles, who was so seriously cut and slashed last Saturday night by Will Jackson at Salado, is reported to be improving nicely, and his wounds are doing much …

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  • Hill-Moore reunion scheduled

    The Hill-Moore reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wesley and Jan Green’s home, located at 220 Dowell Lane. Red, white and blue balloons and signs will be set up beginning in west Batesville across from Dollar General. Those attending are asked to bring …

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  • S-Rock girl awarded

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Chapter of the Women of AT&T announced that it has awarded scholarships to five female students. The $500 scholarships are being awarded to female Arkansas students currently attending or planning to attend college and may be used for tuition, books, …

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  • Former UACCB student teaches others

    For Paige Presley getting her education has been a rewarding but challenging process going from student to teacher and then again from student back to teacher. Presley graduated from Batesville High School and enrolled at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in 2005. She …

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  • Brockwell to host singing

    BROCKWELL — The Brockwell Gospel Music School will host a music program at 7 p.m. Friday with 114 students from 10 different faiths and backgrounds, five different states and 10 different counties in Arkansas. For more information call (870) 368-5012.

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  • Huskey reunion set

    SAFFELL — The annual Huskey reunion will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mt. Harmony Church fellowship room at Saffell. Potluck will be served at noon. For more information call organizer Dorothy Huskey at (870) 528-3960.

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