• Cooke named president-elect

    John Cooke of White River Insurance Agency in Batesville was elected president-elect of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas at their 111th annual convention held recently in Branson, Mo. Cooke has recently served as a member of the IIAA Executive Committee and Board of Directors. …

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  • ‘Snakes Unveiled’ to be at Jacksonport

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host the program Snakes Unveiled at 7 p.m. Friday at Jacksonport Courthouse in Newport. Snake expert Kory Roberts will display many live species of snakes during the event. Children will learn the unique characteristics of snakes and the important …

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  • Dust completes college leadership institute for Ozarka

    MELBOURNE — Nancy Dust, assistant to the president at Ozarka College, has completed the Arkansas Association Two Year Colleges’ Leadership Institute, according to a news release. The goal of the AATYC Leadership Institute is to identify, develop, prepare, and advance leaders from within Arkansas’ two-year …

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  • Business owner faces felony charges

    Making good on a promise to prosecute illegal synthetic marijuana-type drugs, the Independence County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Southside businessman on charges of felony drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of a church. In a court affidavit filed by Sheriff’s Narcotics Officer Chris Toland, Anthony …

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  • Celebrate America set for Wednesday

    Batesville will “Celebrate America” this Fourth of July on Wednesday when Citizens Bank hosts its 15th annual fireworks extravaganza at Riverside Park. The evening’s festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with a ski show by Rusty Elumbaugh of Batesville and professional wake boarder Brandon Lackey …

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  • Guard wins top awards

    The Batesville Daily Guard brought home seven first-place awards at the 2012 Arkansas Press Association’s annual convention and awards luncheon on Saturday. And, for the second time this year the Guard won first in General Excellence for its news coverage. The newspaper also received first …

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  • Sign-up extended for museum day

    The deadline to register for Old Independence Regional Museum’s upcoming educational day camp exploring Native American life has been extended, according to a press release. The registration deadline is now July 16 but early registration is encouraged in order to be assured of a space. …

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  • Two men arrested on warrant, drug violations

    A midnight traffic stop for speeding Thursday ended with two men going to jail. Independence County Deputy Anthony Rogers said he was patrolling in west Batesville when he noticed a black Ford pickup truck turn off Greg Drive onto Davis Lane and drive away at …

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  • Jackson County couple arrested for drugs, guns

    Helen Kendall NEWPORT — Possession of drugs and guns got a Newport man and woman arrested Thursday night, according to a report from the Newport Police Department. Newport Officer Shane Rogers said he was on patrol in the area of Cherokee Drive in Newport at …

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  • County offices closed; trash/recycling routes affected

    All county offices will be closed starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday and all day Wednesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. Wednesday trash and recycling routes will not run this week. Wednesday’s route is the area …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 20, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO Dr. Evans of Mount Pleasant was in Batesville Thursday and purchased a Ford car from the B.E.W. Auto Co. T.A. Simpson of Batesville has announced the automobile sensation of …

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  • Junior board to host ‘family fun night’

    The Independence County Junior Fair Board will host its second annual Family Fun Night July 16 during the 92nd annual Independence County Fair. Admission is free. Activities and games will be held for children of all ages beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the entertainment pavilion. …

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