• Ash Flat Library offers new exhibit

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library is now exhibiting a pine cone display by Dr. Earl W. Belcher. Belcher, former director of the National Seed Laboratory in Macon, Georgia, includes in the display X-ray evaluation images of tree seeds. The X-ray images tell a story …

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  • IDC seeks offer

    Make us an offer. That was the decision made by the Batesville-Independence Industrial Development Corporation at a meeting on Thursday concerning the remaining three parcels in the Batesville Independence Industrial Park. Lifeplus International, manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional supplements located in the industrial park, has …

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  • Guard wins press awards, General Excellence

    The Batesville Daily Guard took home 28 awards, including the coveted General Excellence, at the Arkansas Press Association’s 2014 SuperConvention held Saturday in Hot Springs. The Guard competed in the Medium Dailies division (except for a few categories in which multiple divisions were combined). Sports …

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  • Sex offender moves to Violet Hill

    MELBOURNE — A Level 3 sex offender has moved to 363 Shadow Gate Road, Violet Hill, announced Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is releasing this information pursuant to Act 989 of 1997 and amendments of 2006 regarding sex offenders. Logan …

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  • Lyon to get $1M

    As the beginning phase of construction begins on new residence halls, Lyon College has received a $1 million lead pledge from the R.E. Lee Wilson Trust Foundation to help fund the new facilities. Lyon will receive the funds in five installments over the next five …

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  • Forgery bond set – Break-ins reported in separate reports

    Joshua Vickery won’t be able to use his cash when he is brought in to pay a $20,000 bond. Not if it’s the same bogus money he is accused of using at Walmart, which netted him a first-degree forgery charge. The information for arrest claims …

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  • Guard to offer discount, drawings

    During the week of the Independence County Fair, the Batesville Daily Guard will be offering a “fair” deal of its own. For those who visit or call the Guard office today through Friday, all home delivery subscriptions of six months or more will be 15 …

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  • Five generations of Kramer Family

    The Kramer Family gathered for a photo recently to take a five generation photograph. Seated is Glenda Kramer McKay, great-grandmother, of Searcy and Manola Kramer, great-great-grandmother, of Searcy (formerly of Rosie). Standing from left are Eric Scott Bell, father, with baby Rebecca Ray Bell, both …

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  • Miss Batesville, Teen pageants seeking contestants

    The Miss Batesville and Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen Pageants will be held on Aug. 1 and 2. Young ladies in Independence, Stone, Izard, and Sharp counties, as well as portions of White County that include the Midland School District and portions of northern Cleburne county …

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  • Commodity distribution date announced

    Independence County commodity distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date. Proof of income and proof of identification must be shown. A variety of items will …

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  • Sharp JPs support grant, to talk about dogs

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court, during a special meeting Thursday, voted to support Spring River Paramedic Service’s application for a grant, that, if approved at the state level, would provide about $50,000 for computers and software updates, said County Judge Larry Brown. …

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  • Sharp Co. road to be closed

    ASH FLAT — Starting today, Wilson Well Road at the south Big Creek Bridge will be closed for approximately one week for bridge work, said Sharp County Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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