• Researchers find ghost story

    (Editor’s note: This is the third and final installment in a series about recent research into the Old Military Road/Southwest Trail in two of the Independence County communities, Walnut Grove and Hazel Grove, through which the trail passed.)   WALNUT GROVE — No one knows …

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  • Guard brings home Sweepstakes, others

    The Batesville Daily Guard brought home six first-place awards and the coveted Sweepstakes award at the 2012 Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention and awards banquet. The Guard won first in General Excellence, with judges commenting, “Great design, great local coverage. Great pictures of …

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  • Tax deadline is Tuesday

    Taxpayers are getting two extra days to file their taxes this year thanks to April 15 falling on Sunday and a holiday being celebrated today. The deadline to file is Tuesday. Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in Washington, D.C., is being observed today, and under …

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building for its regular monthly business session, said Nick Baxter, office manager.

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  • Neck/back pain to be topic of free meeting

    White River Medical Center will host a free community health education event from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging Conference Room B. Lunch will be served. “Tired of That Pain in Your Neck & Back?,” a …

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  • Shipley Do-Nuts to open in Batesville

    Shipley Do-Nuts is expected to open around April 23 at 612 S. St. Louis St., according to owner Sonny Ros, owner of two other Shipley Do-Nut shops in Jacksonville and Cabot. Ros said he is opening the store here because a lot of people were …

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  • Community School will meet

    A board meeting for The Community School of Batesville will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • UFOs to be discussed

    UFOs will be the topic of discussion when Donald R. Loedding presents the lecture “UFOs Are Real” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall, room 103, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The event is free and open to the public. His …

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  • New school to feature many services

    A new school to serve grades 7-12 will open this fall in Independence County, just north of Batesville at Cushman and all classes will be conducted in modern, technology-equipped facilities. Students from across the area may choose to attend this exciting new program which is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 3, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The special primary election held Saturday to nominate a Democratic candidate for county and probate judge to fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Waldrip resulted in …

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  • Student named in competition

    Lauren Dotson LITTLE ROCK — Hillcrest High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the state leadership conference in Little Rock on April 2 and 3. Student Lauren Dotson placed fifth in a computer applications competition. Other students who attended and their competition categories included …

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  • EAST rates ‘superior’

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside High School Environmental And Spatial Technology program recently attended the annual EAST Initiative conference in Hot Springs recently and earned a superior rating for the 2011-12 school year, according to facilitator Jinger Massey. Students representing Southside at the conference were Samantha …

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