• Man at accident returns to jail

    Days after a Batesville man got out of prison, he was once again in custody. Matthew Dustin Caldwell, 32, was sitting on the ground at an accident scene on Tuesday when Sgt. Shawn Stephens with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office arrived. Stephens said he asked …

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  • Retiring teachers honored

    Seven employees of the Batesville School District will soon say goodbye to the faces, halls and classrooms that have become so familiar over the years, but during Monday night’s school board meeting at Central Magnet Elementary it was a chance to be recognized. Some employees …

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  • Flippo to celebrate 99th birthday

    Carl Flippo will celebrate his 99th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at White River Independent Living, located at 3515 Harrison St. in Batesville. He worked for the Arkansas Highway Department and retired from the Arkansas Forestry Department. He has lived …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25, 2014.

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  • Concord Fire Department holds fundraising dinner

    CONCORD — The Concord Fire Department annual fundraiser will be Saturday at Concord City Park. Dinner will be served at 11 a.m. Pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, slaw, beans and drinks will be available. A pie auction will follow. Live music will be provided, …

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  • ‘Elvis’ to perform for ICARE

    CALICO ROCK — Elvis tribute performer Joe Beavers will entertain at 6 p.m. Saturday at Calico Rock Elementary School auditorium. Beavers has the longest-running Elvis tribute show in the country, spanning 35 years. “Not only does he capture the likeness, he also captures the essence …

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  • OB/GYN teams up with state medical society

    Dr. Tara Reynolds, Batesville obstetrician/gynecologist, has recently joined forces with the Arkansas Medical Society to improve health care in this community and our state through legislation, education and the day to day support of patients and medical practices. “As a society member, Dr. Reynolds is …

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  • ASU recognizes honors students

    JONESBORO — The honors college at Arkansas State University hosted the fifth annual honors Recognition Ceremony and Reception on May 16. One hundred and two graduating honors students were recognized in the company of their parents, families, guests, and university dignitaries. Graduation distinctions for each …

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  • Batesville student nets scholarships

    Jennifer Shaw of Batesville, a senior at Arkansas State University, has been selected to receive the Lillian Barton Scholarship and the Sibylla and Kenneth Peters’ Alpha Delta Kappa Undergraduate Scholarship for the fall semester, announced Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, director of Professional Education Programs and …

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  • Med PACC honored for excellence in health care

    Med Primary Acute Care Clinic (PACC), private practice of Dr. Verona Brown, has earned a Silver Award in the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s (AFMC) annual Quality Awards program. The Quality Awards are designed to recognize health care providers for their demonstrated commitment to quality …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 13, 1994.

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  • Local student named to list 

    POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Kinsey Scaggs of Batesville has been named to the College of the Ozarks Spring 2014 Dean’s List, according to a news release. Scaggs is a graduate of Batesville High School.  To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a 3.6 …

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