• Alcohol tax sees record month Sakura seeks liquor license

    March was a record month for the city of Batesville’s alcohol tax. City officials said the tax collected generated nearly $2,500 in revenue from the five restaurants within the city limits that serve alcoholic beverages: Veterans of Foreign Wars 4501 Harry B. Stokes Post, Bryan’s …

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  • Paws in Prison dogs graduate program

    CALICO ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Correction hosted a graduation ceremony last week for dogs in the Paws in Prison program at the North Central Unit. NCU became the fifth ADC facility to participate in Paws in Prison on Feb. 29, when six dogs …

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  • Cedar Ridge named state champs

    NEWARK — As individuals, members of the Cedar Ridge School District senior high team may not know everything but as a group they come pretty close. That was the case April 28 when the team from Newark won the 2A-conference finals of the Arkansas Governor’s …

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  • A remarkable life Early-day writer moves to New York

    (Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a four-part series about the life of writer Sallie Walker Stockard, who in 1904 published “The History of Lawrence, Jackson, Independence and Stone Counties of the Third Judicial District of Arkansas.”)   Sallie Stockard Magness holds her …

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  • FutureFuel Chemical Co. lays off staff; economy could be one reason

    The decision to lay off several employees this week at FutureFuel Chemical Company of Batesville was a decision the business “fought hard not to do,” human resources director Stacy Gunderman said this morning. Formed in 2005, FutureFuel is a U.S. manufacturer of premium biofuels and …

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  • Local Civil Air Patrol promotes four

    Civil Air Patrol cadets of the Batesville Composite Squadron 097 attended their regular monthly meeting Monday night in which a ceremony was held to promote four of their members. The ceremony was held at the squadron hangar at the Batesville Area Regional Airport. Promoted to …

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  • AARP to meet

    The Batesville AARP chapter will host a Dutch-treat luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. Dinner will be held at 11 a.m. with the meeting at noon. Guest speaker will be Sen. Missy Irvin.

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  • Water board to hear updates

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in its office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear updates on several projects, said Manager John Richardson. Richardson will give an update on the White River Bank Stabilization project, Matt Dunn …

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  • Candidate to address Rotarians Candidate to address Rotarians

    State Rep. Clark Hall of Marvell, one of three Democratic candidates for the First Congressional District seat in U.S. Congress, now held by Rep. Rick Crawford, will speak to the Batesville Rotary Club at noon Monday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse, announced Forest Boles of …

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  • Narcotics taken from pharmacy

    An unknown quantity of narcotics was reported taken in a burglary Wednesday night at the Newark Pharmacy on Vine Street. Deputy Anthony Carter said he was dispatched to the pharmacy shortly after 6 a.m. after a motorist discovered the burglary. “Kyle Magness said he was …

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  • SIDS believed cause of baby’s death

    The death of a 4-month-old girl, believed to be the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is being investigated by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office and the state crime lab as a matter of protocol and law, according to Independence County Coroner Wesley Gay. Independence …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 23, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The public school at Salado is one of the best in the county and following out the motto of “Sanitation First,” the teachers and pupils of the schools had …

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