• Parkinson’s Support Group to hold semi-annual meeting

    The Batesville Area Parkinson’s Support Group will hold its semi-annual meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Josephine Raye Rogers imaging center at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Guest speakers will address depression, medications and Deep Brain Stimulus. There will be …

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  • Habitual offender arrested for taking ATV

    Previously convicted of four or more felonies, 28-year-old Daniel Hulsey of Antioch Road is now being charged with theft by receiving in the case of a stolen four-wheeler. In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Thatch said that Hulsey was arrested after witnesses …

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  • Man spotted during home burglary, charged with selling stolen jewelry

    Timothy Brewer Felony residential burglary and theft of property charges have been filed against 54-year-old Timothy Brewer of Caney Creek, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Michael Thatch with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Thatch said that on Feb. 14 a deputy took …

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  • Woman says debit card fraudulently used in Can.

    Heather M. Stauffer of Cave City reported that she received a notice from her debit card provider saying that suspicious activity indicated that someone might be illegally using her card, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. A check with her bank …

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  • Burglars chased

    NEWPORT — Two burglars were chased out of the residence they were stealing from in Newport and one was arrested, according to a news release from Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Police officers were dispatched to the area of …

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  • Crown Lake drowning victim recovered

    HORSESHOE BEND -—The body of a Melbourne man was recovered early this morning on Crown Lake after divers were unable to find him Sunday afternoon. Dive teams assembled at Fisherman’s Park after the call went out that 25-year-old Harold Dickey did not make it to …

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  • 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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