• Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15.

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  • Murderer gets new hearing

    ASH FLAT — Monday morning, when Steven Victor Wertz entered the same courtroom where a jury sentenced him to die by lethal injection, he was in a wheelchair The Florida man had been sentenced in July 2007 in Sharp County in the 1986 deaths of …

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  • E-books coming to library; officials unsure when

    Patrons of the Independence County Library will soon be able to check out free e-books online after a contract was approved Thursday by the White River Regional Library Board to acquire the service. The contract is $8,000 a year for four years, which the library …

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  • Warrant issued for sex offender

    Marvin Wisdom Registered with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office since 2009 as a level two sex offender, Marvin E. Wisdom is now wanted by authorities for failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements, according to a court affidavit. “When Mr. Wisdom registered with this …

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  • Personnel to be discussed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the middle school library to consider certified and classified salary schedules for the 2012-13 school year as well as any letters of resignations, classified contracts and previously tabled contracts, said …

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  • Story of early-day writer Sallie Stockard to be featured

    The joint spring meeting of the Independence County Historical Society and the Batesville Genealogical Society will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rider Room in First Community Bank in Batesville, according to a news release. Robert Craig, formerly of Newport, will give a PowerPoint …

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  • Archers to present program

    The history of archery in Independence County will be presented by Eagle Mountain Magnet Archery team members at the Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. The program is free and open to the public. If weather permits, they also plan to demonstrate shooting …

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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 B. Anthony Milum from WRMC PROS will be the guest speaker, said Stephanie Wade, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator with …

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  • Republicans to host candidates

    The Independence County Republican Party will host a “meet and greet the candidates” at 6 p.m. April 28 at Hope Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of East Main Street and White Drive (Highway 25). Refreshments will be served. “Come for good food and …

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  • Recognitions top agenda

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center cafeteria, 1900 Lyon St. Agenda items include teacher, student and community recognitions, a preschool curriculum report and update about Common Core standards implementation. The board will also …

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  • Man charged for cutting relative’s timber

    A Batesville man is in trouble with the law after he reportedly cut timber off a relative’s property without permission. In a court affidavit Lt. Jimmy Smith with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office says that on Feb. 12, police took a report listing Kevin Edward …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 29, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Monday of this week Mrs. Nancy White of Cushman, a widow, discovered that someone had robbed her of $31 in cash. She informed some close friends of the loss …

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