• Visit to jail becomes arrest for Izard County woman

    MELBOURNE — An Oxford woman visiting her husband Sunday at the Izard County Detention Facility instead found herself arrested for an outstanding failure to appear warrant from Baxter County. As a routine matter, all visitors to the facility are checked through the state’s crime information …

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  • Lightning blamed for fire

    A lightning strike is believed to be the source of a fire that caused heavy damage at Airgas, Inc., at 25 Shirrell Lane Sunday. Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn said the fire call came in around 4:50 p.m., following a brief thundercloud with lightning that …

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  • Storms bring rain, damage

    HARDY — A strong storm dumped two inches of rainfall, blew down trees and power lines, scattering canoeists, tube floaters and kayakers on Spring River about 3 p.m. Sunday, prompting emergency workers and residents along the river to search for about an hour to make …

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  • Hall of Fame admits retired CC fireman

    CAVE CITY — Norman Sensabaugh admits he didn’t know anything about the Arkansas State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame until he found out he had been inducted. Retired in 2003 from the Cave City Fire Department, Sensabaugh, 74, spent 37 years with the department and …

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  • Teen cited for fireworks

    Shooting of fireworks during burn ban conditions won a local teen a citation for violating a burn ban Saturday evening. Independence County Deputy Dustin Gay said he was dispatched to 1310 Cedar Grove Road just before 7:30 p.m. regarding someone shooting fireworks. “I arrived at …

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  • Council to consider annexation

    An ordinance to annex land adjacent to the city owned by White River Petroleum, B&S Wholesale Tire and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department south of Batesville marks the agenda for the Batesville City Council which meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Council members …

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  • Creighton joins team

    Liberty Bank has announced the recent addition of Linda Creighton as its business development and marketing officer for Batesville, according to Kevin Rose, Liberty Bank’s Batesvillle Community Bank president. Creighton brings more than 44 years of banking and marketing experience. She has most recently served …

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  • Building project tops agenda

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear an architect’s report concerning the new office building project, according to an agenda for the session. The directors will also review a 2011 audit report and hear June system …

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  • Boil order in effect

    MELBOURNE — Parts of Melbourne are under a boil order, according to information from Melbourne City Hall. The boil order is due to a leak, which is being repaired, and includes the areas of Court Street and Jumbo Road. The order will be in effect …

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  • Interlocal agreement to be discussed

    There will be an interlocal law enforcement meeting at 4 p.m. today at Batesville City Hall. The agenda will be to discuss finalizing an interlocal agreement between the city of Batesville and Independence County. The interlocal agreement will also be an agenda topic for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 26, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO Dr. M.S. Craig, city health officer, announced today that the Wilford home has been released from quarantine. As many of the patrons of the city schools have been afraid …

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  • Southside Methodist holds VBS

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Methodist Church is holding vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon daily through Wednesday. This year’s theme is “Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God.” Classes are available for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. The church is located at 39 Magnolia …

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