• HDC to discuss buildings

    The Batesville Historic District Commission will meet at 6:30 tonight at city hall in the conference room on the first floor. The agenda includes election of officers for 2014 and decisions about two out-of-compliance buildings.

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  • Tammy Pearce to run for JP

      Tammy Pearce has announced her intent to seek election to Independence County Justice of the Peace, District 6 (Moorefield/Sulphur Rock area). She is a Republican.         Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as …

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  • New owners cultivate growth of Searcy-based Yarnell’s

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two years after successfully reviving the Yarnell’s ice cream brand from bankruptcy, Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co. of Chicago is still cautious. “We want to avoid any of the problems with bringing in projects that don’t have a profitable component to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 18, 1994.

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  • 2014 Business Expo

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its accomplishments over the past year at the 2014 Business Expo on Thursday as well as honored businesses and individuals for their contributions to the business world. The expo also set a record attendance, with an estimated 1,100 …

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  • Newark couple faces $100K combined bond

    A Newark couple will need a $100,000 to bond out of jail. Leslie Dean Roy Shutt and Courtney Shutt face felony charges after authorities with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of their residence at 211 Long St. During the search, officers found …

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  • BJHS student wins bee

    The French word for a newborn’s outfit or equipment may have made Erin Rider stop and think but the town founded by Mexican-Spanish settlers in the southwest United States led her to be named 2014’s Independence County Spelling Bee champ Tuesday night. The word “leyette” …

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  • Man jailed after fight with neighbor

    A dispute between neighbors landed one man in jail. According to the affidavit for arrest, Jerry Medlock is facing a felony assault charge after his neighbor called police to say he had attacked him. When Deputy Michael Moody arrived he talked with the 65-year-old neighbor …

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  • Moody seeks office

      Lackey Moody Jr. of Batesville has announced his plans to run for the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 63 seat (currently held by James McLean). Moody is a Democrat.

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  • Kemp to run again

      Judge John Dan Kemp of Mountain View will seek re-election to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, Division One position in the non-partisan judicial election this May.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    First Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville still had its metal dome on it in this photo from 1950. Due to its weight, the dome was removed around 1953. The Independence County Arkansas Methodist Conference was created in 1836 (the year Arkansas became a …

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  • Exercise program offered

    Strong Men and Women, an exercise program, is being offered to men and women of all ages by The Independence County Extension Office. Classes begin at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. The cost is $12 …

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