• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 20, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO A tabulation of the reports of the ginners in the county shows that 158 bales of cotton had been ginned in Independence County up to Sept. 11 of this …

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  • Ray Keller to speak at chamber luncheon

    Ray Keller will speak at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly membership luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10 inside the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets. Keller “is a dynamic, engaging motivational speaker with …

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  • Court overturns teacher-sex law

    Batesville school employee may be fired for sex with students LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s law banning sexual contact between teachers and students, finding that people 18 or older have a constitutional right to engage in a …

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  • Car wash held to pay for mother’s funeral

    Tyler Hawks never imagined having to bury his parents at the age of 19 but last Saturday his mother, Mary Hawks, died suddenly and he’s been told his father may only have a month to live. His mother had no life insurance and Hawks needs …

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  • Student, three others shave locks for cause

    Seated in front of hundreds of their peers and students, Kristi Canard and Jeanne Roepcke held each other’s hands as the buzz of clippers sounded from the gym floor of Batesville High School Monday morning. “Chin up. Big smile,” Roepcke said, whispering to Canard, student. …

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  • Citizens Bank, BAAC open art gallery

    Citizens Bank has joined with the Batesville Area Arts Council to display the work of those artists in a gallery recently opened in the bank’s main location downtown, according to a news release. “The BAAC Gallery, located at 246 E. Main St., is home to …

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  • Copper, auto target of thieves

    Suspects have been named in one of two thefts reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Thursday. In the first incident, approximately 200 feet of copper wire was reported stolen from a center pivot irrigation system located in the Greenbrier Bottoms area near Locust Grove. …

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  • Local students do well in state archery tournament

    Arkansas Outdoors HOT SPRINGS — More than 1,900 of Arkansas’s best young archers were on hand to compete in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament March 23-24, and several Batesville area teams and individuals did well. The Arkansas program is part …

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  • Drainage needs discussed by Sulphur Rock council

    SULPHUR ROCK — Alderman Andy Scribner addressed the Sulphur Rock City Council last week about extensive work that needs to be done in order for the city’s ditches to drain properly, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Scribner told the council that the ditches will have to …

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  • Habitat seeks applications for fourth partner family

    Independence County Habitat for Humanity will be taking applications from 8 a.m. to noon April 7 at West Baptist Church located at 1100 Central Avenue in west Batesville. The family chosen will be the fourth family to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Independence County. …

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  • Trespasser arrested at med center; AC units stolen

    Since he was scheduled for surgery in Little Rock Thursday, 60-year-old Keith Adams of Batesville figured he would just go to White River Medical Center Wednesday morning and wait there until time to leave for his surgery appointment. However, the medical center didn’t want him …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    THE FORD PICKUP TRUCK (third vehicle from left facing down the street) belonged to Erbin Perkey, his daughter, Jean McCracken of Sidney, said during the recent 2012 Sidney St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Judging by the automobiles, the photo must have been snapped around the mid-1950s, …

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