• Republicans to host candidates

    The Independence County Republican Party will host a “meet and greet the candidates” at 6 p.m. April 28 at Hope Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of East Main Street and White Drive (Highway 25). Refreshments will be served. “Come for good food and …

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  • Recognitions top agenda

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center cafeteria, 1900 Lyon St. Agenda items include teacher, student and community recognitions, a preschool curriculum report and update about Common Core standards implementation. The board will also …

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  • Man charged for cutting relative’s timber

    A Batesville man is in trouble with the law after he reportedly cut timber off a relative’s property without permission. In a court affidavit Lt. Jimmy Smith with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office says that on Feb. 12, police took a report listing Kevin Edward …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 29, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Monday of this week Mrs. Nancy White of Cushman, a widow, discovered that someone had robbed her of $31 in cash. She informed some close friends of the loss …

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  • S-Rock shooter arrested as felon possessing gun

    Saying she fired a warning shot to scare off an intruder has resulted in 25-year-old Stacey F. Easter of Sulphur Rock being charged with a felony offense. Lt. Jimmy Smith, investigator with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, said in a court affidavit that on Jan. …

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  • Driver arrested for dope rants and tells wild stories

    There was nothing routine about the Thursday morning traffic stop involving Kirby A. Townsley, 29, of Batesville. Just ask Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Gillihan who stopped Townsley after he saw her run a stop sign at the intersection of 23rd and Neeley streets around …

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  • Timely Club will sponsor Ladies Day Extravaganza

    HARDY — The General Federated Women’s Club Timely Club of Hardy will sponsor its second annual Ladies Day Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center, located on the campus of Highland School. Approximately 40 vendors will display their …

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  • Chamber music to be performed

    The Batesville Community Orchestra will present a spring program of chamber music at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The varied program will include works of Bach, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and Milhaud. Area …

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  • Johnston to celebrate 85th birthday

    Betty Johnston   Betty Johnston will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center in Batesville. All friends and family are invited to attend. She requests no gifts.

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  • Dockins is hired

    Waynna Dockins The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville welcomed Waynna Dockins last month as a new member of its financial operations team. She was hired as controller in the business office and began in early March. Dockins brings more than 14 years of …

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  • Hickory or pecan? Sweet or hot? Injection or marinade? Barbecue to take center stage at Riverside Park May 4-5

    It’ll be “Smokin’ on the White” May 4 and 5, as professional teams gather at Riverside Park in Batesville for the second annual barbecue competition. Smokin’ on the White is an Arkansas Memphis Style Barbecue State Championship contest, meaning it is sanctioned by the Memphis …

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  • Investigation of break-in finds 2 asleep on floor

    While investigating the possible break-in of a mobile home in west Batesville Thursday afternoon, Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter said he found two people asleep on the floor of a bedroom. Carter said he was dispatched to the mobile home on Ferrell Street after the …

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