• Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 2, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The Glenn gin near Wall’s Ferry in this county has been overhauled and rebuilt by Jasper Johnson of this city and is now ready for operation. The gin property …

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  • Victim appeals for husband Stepfather pleads not guilty in chained child case

    ASH FLAT — After her husband reportedly left her naked and beaten to the point she was unrecognizable, April Herron took the stand Wednesday asking the charges against him be dropped. David Lee Herron, 44, of Williford and his attorney, R.T. Starken, appeared before Third …

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  • Construction continues – Patient rooms expected for completion July 1

    It’s not completed but signs of progress can be seen on every floor of White River Medical Center’s $35 million ground floor renovation and patient tower expansion. The four-story patient tower will include 60 new private patient beds ultimately leading to the relocation of dietary, …

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  • Bank launches year-long event

    ASH FLAT — One of the area’s oldest businesses, First National Banking Co., recently celebrated its 100th year, officially kicking off its year-long centennial celebration with “The Big Reveal,” said Joy Doss, professional events planner in charge. “It was a day of prizes and surprises, …

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  • New tourism director takes office

    Batesville now has a new tourism director, Tami Meyer, and hopefully, she can keep local folks in town on the weekends, according to chamber officials. Crystal Johnson, president/CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, said she has seen people leaving every weekend to go …

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  • St. Pat’s Day festival is Saturday

    SIDNEY — Unlike most years, Sidney’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration falls on the big day this year instead of the weekend nearest to it, as is usually the case. The 58th version of the festival will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and conclude at 3 …

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  • S-Rock council has light agenda

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall to consider a light agenda, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will discuss city maintenance matters brought up, hear any departmental reports that are available and review …

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  • Man arrested for jaywalking

    After numerous complaints from motorists and warnings from police about walking in the middle of the road, a Pleasant Plains main was arrested for obstructing traffic Tuesday afternoon. Pleasant Plains Marshal Matt Thomas said he was sitting at the intersection of Main and Wish streets …

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  • Democrats call for meeting

    The Democratic Party of Independence County will host a county convention at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the courthouse circuit courtroom. “The recent withdrawal of our candidate for county assessor creates a vacancy in candidacy,” chairman Tony Thompson said. “Democratic party rules and state law require …

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  • Students learn technique by ‘throwing’ pottery

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School students recently learned the art of “pottery throwing” and gained a better understanding of the functional, historical and cultural uses of pottery in daily life with potter Peter Lippincott, who is known for his pottery techniques and skills. “As the …

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  • Thefts, break-ins reported

    William Crotts of Newark is missing a boat trailer. Crotts reported the theft of a blue and white, 24-foot B & M manufactured boat trailer. He told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Moody that the trailer had been locked and chained to a tree on …

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