• Affidavit: Sins of the father motive in deaths – Son faces two counts of capital murder

    PANGBURN — Christmas came, a New Year was welcomed in, Easter was celebrated and winter turned to spring. But for almost five months, no one knew the bodies of 61-year-old Gerald Wayne Nickelson and his wife, 58-year-old Rhonda, were in a shed behind their house. …

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  • Man stunned on Happy Trail

    Shortly after Officer John Carroll was called to 30 Happy Trail over a disturbance involving a knife, he encountered the man on Happy Trail. Carroll said in a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office he spoke to David Hood who said Travis Hunter, …

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  • ‘Fan Appreciation Days’ nears

    The 10th annual Mark Martin Fan Appreciation Days will feature a carnival on Friday and on Saturday welcome three of NASCAR’s biggest names at the Mark Martin Museum, 1601 Batesville Blvd. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet car who placed third in …

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  • Chaney down to one lane

    Due to a wash-out of a bridge in front of Riverside Park from Sunday night’s heavy storms, one lane of Chaney Drive will be closed until repairs can be made. City officials had discussed whether to close the street completely but did not want to …

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  • Stroud receives Heritage Award

    Larry Stroud, associate editor of the Batesville Daily Guard, was named recipient of the 2014 “Heritage Award” during a quarterly meeting of the Independence County Historical Society at the Old Independence Regional Museum Sunday afternoon. Presented for outstanding contributions toward the preservation and interpretation of …

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  • C-Ridge votes to close preschool room

    NEWARK — The infant and toddler room for children ages 0-30 months at the Oil Trough Preschool will close its doors beginning next school year following a unanimous vote by the Cedar Ridge School Board. The room is closing due to low numbers and expenditures …

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  • AO takes over HRA reins today

    Today is the day that new management takes over the reins at Health Resources of Arkansas. Wednesday was the last official meeting for the board members of HRA. Within a few minutes of all members being accounted for, a conference call got under way to …

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  • Batesville woman to sign books

    An isolated hospital ward in the 1940s. Ration books and making tray favors for the Veterans Hospital during World War II. Finding acceptance in nursing school after having polio as a child. Flying to a secret destination with her military husband while the Korean War …

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  • Twister matches ’08 storm rating

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — National Weather Service officials said Wednesday that a weekend tornado that killed 15 people as it ripped through Little Rock’s suburbs was just shy of being rated Arkansas’ first top-of-the-scale storm in 85 years. A survey team said that, based …

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  • Choirs to feature ‘Disney’

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Choir Department will have its spring concert featuring “The Wonderful World of Disney” at 7 tonight at the Southside Middle School Cafetorium. The performance will feature multiple Disney classics, among other selections. Adam Prince, co-director of the Southside choirs said, “This …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4, 2014.

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  • Pleasant Valley Homecoming set

    CAVE CITY — The annual homecoming at Pleasant Valley Church and cemetery, near the banks of Poke Bayou 10 miles west of Cave City, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, according to cemetery committee spokeswoman Cyndie Christopher. The homecoming will consist of a short business …

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