• Photos, news tips appreciated

    The Batesville Daily Guard has always appreciated the support it receives from citizens who submit news tips and photos. In the future, credit will be given to the photographer for any photos submitted and published in the Guard.

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  • Melton Drive fire

    The Batesville Fire Department fights a blaze at 245 Melton Drive Wednesday night. The Andrew Allender family was not home at the time and no one was injured. The home is deemed a total loss, Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn said, adding crews remained on …

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  • Authorities rustle up 1

    CHARLOTTE – — It’s business as usual at the auction barn. As owner and operator of the Ash Flat Livestock Auction and Batesville Stockyards, Mike Nix and his family are doing what they have done the past 52 years, which is buying and selling livestock. …

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  • Semi-truck driver cited

    EVENING SHADE -— A Cave City woman received minor injuries Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer crossed the center line causing the vehicle she was driving to flip. According to Arkansas State Trooper Benjamin Rapert, the accident occurred around 7:30 on the Piney Creek Bridge north …

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  • Wolf Pack offers experiences

    NEWARK — School isn’t the place most students want to be with summer in session. But for some it’s where they’ve been able to learn about bear caves, the history of Oil Trough, hunter’s education, make no-sew purses, garden, fish, create Native American baskets and …

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  • Man charged in knife assault

    Sean Lindsey A felony aggravated assault warrant has been issued for Sean T. Lindsey, 24, of Pleasant Plains after he allegedly assaulted his wife pregnant with a knife, according to a court affidavit. Detective Mike Mundy said officers were dispatched to Lindsey’s home on Wish …

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  • Jewelry, coins, guns taken in break-in

    Two homes on Thomas Creek in Newark were burglarized Tuesday morning and a large quantity of jewelry and coins, along with guns and household items were reported taken. Independence County Deputy Shay Moore said she was dispatched to the home of Sandra Wills around 11 …

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  • Sister faces multiple felony forgery counts

    Reportedly identified in several videos forging checks on her sister’s bank account, Sarhah E. Lepe, 29, of Batesville has been charged with 18 counts of forgery, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Sims. Sims said that on May 18 …

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  • Commission prepares for runoff

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Monday in the basement of the county courthouse basement to give election machines and other information to contact judges for Tuesday’s runoff election, member Cathy Drew said. Early voting ends Monday in the runoff between …

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  • Class of ’72 sets reunion

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, said Carolyn Matheny Wammack. Any member of the class needing more information should call Wammack at (870) 307-8030.

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  • Guns taken in home burglary

    Jonathan Sandy reported that his home in the Cushman area was entered and four guns taken sometime between 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. Sandy told Deputy Nathan Stephens that he always locked his doors when he was gone and there appeared to be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 28, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The small dynamo at the Batesville Water and Light plant is unable to carry all the lights in the city at one time, so in the early evening hours …

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