• Ozark 4-H district barbecue contest winners announced

    The Ozark 4-H District barbecue contest was held April 28 at the University of Arkansas Experiment Station in Batesville. Independence County had six 4-H’ers competing at the contest, including Sarah Bunch, Batesville; Austin Hershelman, Hanna Hershelman and Brianne Reed, all Diamond T; and Kate Sanders, …

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  • The monster of Row Lake

    Some Batesville boys, Colby McDaniel and Jayden Long, hold the ‘monster of Row Lake’ they captured by hand late last week while the water was low due to draining of the lake.The “monster,” a paddlefish more commonly known in this area as a “spoonbill catfish,” …

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  • Board to discuss office project

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in its office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on the construction of a new office building, said Manager John Richardson. The directors will also open bids on a …

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  • Free boating safety class offered

    A free boater education class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank in Batesville. Seating is limited and registration is currently taking place at B & R Marine, 840 Batesville Blvd. For …

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  • Board to hear from principals

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria annex. Agenda items include reports from principals and recommendations to make policy changes. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • 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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