• Southside warehouse burglary, thefts reported

    Removing a section of an outside metal wall allowed burglars to enter Dealers Warehouse at 2800 Batesville Blvd. sometime in the past week, according to a report filed with Independence County Deputy Kirk Green Saturday afternoon. Green said he was dispatched to the Citizens Bank-owned …

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  • Gas theft suspect arrested

    Accused of pumping gas without paying for it, a Batesville woman was arrested on outstanding warrants after she allegedly fled from police Saturday night. Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens said that around 7:45 p.m. an employee of the T-Mart convenience store, at the intersection of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 11, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Frank Fonville yesterday bought from J.M. Garrett three bales of cotton with the seed for $628.89. The cotton alone brought $543. One of the bales weighed 695 pounds, the …

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  • Club News

    Bethesda EHC BETHESDA — Eleven members of Bethesda Extension Homemakers Club held the monthly meeting April 17. One guest was present. The meeting began with recital of the American flag pledge and the Homemakers’ creed. Members answered the roll by responding to the question “Do …

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  • Radio club to meet

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Following the business session, anyone desiring to obtain a Federal Communications Commission license may be …

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  • Public hearing set

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council has scheduled a public hearing to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the city hall for residents to discuss a proposed grant application, said Mayor Rick Siler. The application is for the proposed construction of a child …

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  • Concord to participate in drug program

    CONCORD — Concord Marshal Nick Hunnicutt will be at Concord City Hall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday collecting unused, expired and unwanted medications for disposal. “Prescription drugs are the second most abused drugs in the state today,” Hunnicutt said recently. “We need help getting them …

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  • Election workers to be OK’d

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the courthouse basement to discuss the upcoming May primary and approve workers for the election.

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  • Reports, recognitions top council agenda tonight

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes the third reading of an ordinance to amend the employee handbook, a report from Paula Grimes from Main Street Batesville, fire department from Chief Brent Gleghorn, recognition of the safety …

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  • Grant deadline nears

    May 29 is the deadline for local Planning and Development District offices to file applications for 2012 grants with the Delta Regional Authority, according to a news release from the authority. The White River Planning and Development District will be hosting a training session on …

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  • MOD walk to be Saturday

    SOUTHSIDE — Independence County’s annual March of Dimes, March for Babies walkathon will be held Saturday at the Southside High School walking track. Individual and team registration begins at 9 a.m. with the event at 10. Food, giveaways and bounce houses for children will be …

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  • Sharp County Democrats meet, greet

    ASH FLAT — Democratic candidates for various district and local offices gave informative talks following a free barbecue luncheon at the Sharp County Courthouse on April 15, reported Ed Wiles, chairman of the county’s Democratic Party. “Everyone had the opportunity to meet and greet all …

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