• 1 files for city council

    So far, only person has filed for Batesville City Council — and he’s not even an incumbent. Darrell Birmingham filed Tuesday for Ward 3, Position 2. Filing for the eight-member city council began May 2 and runs through noon May 21. Council members are elected …

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  • UACCB graduation is Monday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold commencement at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Independence Hall. More than 500 graduates with certificate through associate degrees and more than 100 GED graduates will be awarded.

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  • Weight loss group to meet

    The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room A (not B, which is the regular meeting place). The program will be an open discussion and recipe exchange. For …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 27, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Saturday night a most deplorable tragedy took place at the dancing pavilion on the carnival grounds of this city when Mayor V.G. Richardson shot Farrell Padgett three times, inflicting …

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  • Lyon awards degrees

    One hundred and three seniors were awarded diplomas Saturday at Lyon College’s 140th commencement. One of the largest commencement crowds in several years filled Couch Garden and endured the hot and humid weather to watch the graduates process into the quadrangle led by the Lyon …

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  • Alive for a Reason: Ozzy’s Story

    The contrast couldn’t have been more vivid: Ozzy, minutes old, a mere 7 pounds of soft skin and downy hair, asleep in the arms of Joe Self, his burly hulk of a father with shoulders as big as Christmas hams. Ozzy was five weeks premature …

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  • Youth ranch cited for violations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services has cited the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Batesville for two violations — alleging a 16-year-old boy was allowed to live unsupervised in a ranch cabin. The ranch allegedly failed to meet standards for the …

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  • Blood-splattered man arrested for girlfriend’s assault

    Joshua E. Corter After answering the knock on his door from police, while allegedly wearing blood splattered clothing, a Camp Tahkodah man is being charged with first-degree aggravated assault of his girlfriend, according to a court affidavit. In the court document, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator …

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  • Two arrested in scrap metal theft

    Police arrested Joseph A. Halpaine, 34, and Kyla Riddle, 20, of Batesville after getting complaints of them stealing scrap metal in the North Heights area Thursday morning. Around 9:15 a.m. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan was at a Westside convenience store when a woman told …

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  • Fight ends in arrest

    A fight between a man and a woman at a Fowler Street residence Friday night sent a woman went to the hospital and her boyfriend to jail. Deputy Ben Keener said he responded to the residence around 10 p.m. where Donald B. Davis, 55, reportedly …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 25, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Dr. J.S. Rogers of Little Rock, general secretary of the mission board of the Baptist State Convention, has been called as pastor of the First Baptist Church here. Dr. …

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  • Student inducted

    WALNUT RIDGE — Kindalh Mayfield of Concord has been inducted into the Zeta Alpha chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity at Williams Baptist College, according to a news release. Mu Phi Epsilon is a coeducational, professional music fraternity. A primary purpose of Mu …

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