• Burglary patrol leads to pursuit, multiple charges

    Riding a homemade motor scooter behind a police supply house in the middle of the night earned a Batesville man the attention of an Independence County sheriff’s deputy. That attention then led to a brief pursuit and arrest for numerous violations. Deputy Patrick Collins said …

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  • Leatherwoods to perform Friday at UACCB

    Four entertainers will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Independence Hall, located on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The Leatherwoods, Dave Smith, Mulligan Stew and the Lazy Goat String Band will perform. Folk center artisans will display …

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  • Booths available for yard sale

    CUSHMAN — A fall sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Cushman Community Center. Merchandise for sale will include crafts, decor, yard sale items and other goods. Booths are available for $10. Tables will be provided on a first-come, …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 29, 1993.

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  • School installs speed bumps

    SOUTHSIDE — The first phase of construction on Southside High School’s new building continues with a concrete slab soon to be poured and steel to be erected by mid-October, according to Superintendent Roger Rich. Crews with John Brown and Sons Construction of Melbourne recently worked …

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  • $25K grant named ‘win’ for students

    SOUTHSIDE — Money that Southside High School was in the running against seven other schools for is now theirs, but receiving the top award, totaling $25,000, was a surprise. High School Principal Roger Ried in August agreed that winning a 10,000 or $25,000 America’s Farmers …

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  • Possessed? Chanting, threats had officers questioning woman’s wild actions

    Editor’s note: This story contains material that some readers might find disturbing.   In 1994 Bill Oliphant was a patrol officer for the Mountain View Police Department when he received a call about a man trying to burn things down on Main Street in Mountain …

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  • WRMC council makes patients, families part of care team

    As part of its Patient-Family Centered Care initiative, White River Medical Center has developed the Patient-Family Advisory Council (PFAC), an initiative that makes area patients and families a part of the care team. PFAC is a group consisting of staff members, former patients, and families …

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  • Traffic stop leads to burglary, theft arrest

    Arrested on a White County warrant during a traffic stop Aug. 27, Scotty Lee Brooks, 40, of Desha, is now facing multiple charges in Independence County, including burglary and theft, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Dustin Robbins. After being …

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  • Southside man charged with family violence

    Responding to reports of a man on Walter D. Road trying to run over a woman with his truck, police said they found Jeffery McBride’s truck parked in the woods behind the residence where the incident reportedly happened. Deputy Darin Brewer said when he met …

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  • Man arrested on domestic violence, drug charges

    After allegedly locking his wife out of the house, cursing her and throwing a chair against her vehicle, an east Batesville man was arrested on several charges Sunday evening. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said he was dispatched to a residence on Alice Street around …

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