• FANS EHC club benefit

    Members of FANS (Friends And Neighbors Sharing) Extension Homemaker Club of Cord recently held a spring benefit for the Cord Volunteer Fire Department, raising $2,259. Pictured are Shirley Sherill (left), Lu Matthews, Cord Fire Chief Rusty Paul, Ina Stair and Verna Faye Latting. Members of …

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  • County offices to close

    All county government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. All regular county trash and recycling routes will run as normal on Monday in the northwest quadrant of the county (west of Highway 167 and …

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  • Melbourne to host ceremony

    MELBOURNE — A Memorial Day ceremony will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Veterans Park in Melbourne. A Color Guard and Honor Guard will be provided by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department. The program includes patriotic songs and the keynote speaker will be Izard …

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  • Burn ban announced

    The office of Independence County Judge Robert Griffin and Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn have announced that the county and city are now under a burn ban until the area receives sufficient rainfall to deter residential, brush and forest fires. This means there is to …

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  • Guard offices closed Monday

    In observance of the Memorial Day holiday the Batesville Daily Guard will not publish on Monday and offices will be closed until Tuesday.

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  • Students receive forensics credential

    University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville students Crystal Blue, David Christopher and Ricky Burba have been recognized for receiving the AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) credential after making a passing score on the ACE examination, according to a news release. The ACE exam is part …

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  • Scholar awarded $40K

    Joshua Shaw LITTLE ROCK — Joshua Shaw, a graduate of Hillcrest High School, has been awarded the Environmental and Spatial Technology Scholars Scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he has enrolled in the systems engineering program at that institution. The monetary …

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  • AgHeritage names scholars

    Sarah Saffell of Saffell and Alyssa D. Smith of Newport were two of eight students awarded $500 scholarships from AgHeritage Farm Credit Services. Alyssa Smith     Smith is the daughter of Mandy Smith, a graduate of Newport High School and plans to attend Arkansas …

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  • 4-H donates to organizations

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary 4-H Club recently donated money to the Coordinated Care Network and the United School Fund. The Coordinated Care Network is a program at the Batesville School District that helps families in need, such as fire loss, paying …

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  • Sister totes brother back to jail

    Wayne Watkins ASH FLAT – — She is not her brother’s keeper. Wednesday authorities in Sharp County were notified the sister of Wayne Watkins would be arriving back to the jail with him in tow and requesting her bond money back. Watkins sold hundreds of …

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  • Alleged scrappers caught at scene

    A call to police dispatch from an off-duty state trooper Tuesday morning led to the arrest of three people on charges of theft of property for taking scrap metal from the scene of a house fire. Trooper Jeremy Hughes called dispatch when he saw two …

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  • Wife reports husband missing

    Jonathan Gray The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man missing from his Independence County home since Friday. Kimberly Gray told investigators that her husband, 35-year-old Jonathan Gray dropped her off at work about 6:30 a.m. Friday and …

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