• Rock This House to be this weekend; tickets still available

    ASH FLAT — Tickets are still available for this year’s Rock This House women’s conference, set for 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Ash Flat Church of Christ, and there are still some tickets available for $20. Ticket purchase includes both sessions, as …

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  • Chamber kicks off campaign

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will begin a 2014 Belong campaign on July 30. The campaign is a three-week initiative where volunteers from the existing membership encourage others to join the chamber and will end with a celebration on Aug. 13. “The Belong Campaign …

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  • JPs to discuss budget

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5 tonight at the county courthouse to discuss revenues and other budget matters. Members of the committee include Justices of the Peace Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long. All meetings …

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  • BCT, BAAC names scholars

    The Batesville Community Theater and Batesville Area Arts Council have announced this year’s recipients of the John Saltzman scholarships, according to a news release. The John Saltzman Award is given to a graduating senior from Batesville and Southside high schools who have shown “outstanding performance …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 10, 1995.

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  • Horse show winners announced

    Pepper Rutledge won Best of Show at the 2014 Independence County Fair Horse Show, which was held Wednesday night. Other winners have been announced as follows: Senior Showmanship — Lesley Jennings Junior Showmanship — Halle Musick Cloverbud Showmanship — Shali Lovell Grand Champion pony — …

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  • County gets $150K grant for elevator

    Going up? Independence County received a $150,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant to install an elevator at the 1940 courthouse. Gov. Mike Beebe announced last week that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,043,454 in grants for …

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  • Veterans, country music concerts close fair – Jesse Keith Whitley, Georgette Jones perform with Lorrie Morgan

    Cool weather, country music and a veterans tribute helped bring in thousands to the 94th annual Independence County Fair Friday and Saturday, making it likely one of the largest crowds for the events in recent years. Friday night’s attendance numbered an estimated 3,900 and the …

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  • Man accused of hitting girlfriend

    A local man was accused of hitting his girlfriend last week, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Cherry Levon Lewis, 23, of Batesville said her boyfriend Christopher J. Rohrscheib, 29, had choked her and hit her several times. She was …

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  • Cave City Council planning new street

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cave City Community Center to discuss a new street, drilling a new well and discuss water distribution lines for its rural system, said Mayor Ron Burge. The planned new street …

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  • Tax delinquent land sale set for Independence County

    A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Independence County will be held at the Independence County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Aug. 6, according to John Thurston, Arkansas commissioner of state lands. Registration will begin at 9:30. Recent legislation has affected the …

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  • Municipal filings to start Friday

    The filing period for 2014 municipal offices will open at 8 a.m. Friday and run through noon Aug. 15, according to the Independence County Clerk’s Office. This includes municipal positions in all cities except for Batesville, which had a filing period April 30-May 19. On …

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