• Pursuit ends with truck on fire

    Independence County police have no leads following a high-speed pursuit that ended with a stolen truck on fire in the woods on Hutchinson Mountain and the occupants nowhere to be found Wednesday afternoon. Officers received a call shortly before 4 p.m. from Johnny Moser of …

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  • Burn ban still on

    Independence County is still under a burn ban, according to Batesville firefighter Mark McCollum. No outside burning is allowed. The fine for violating the burn ban is $1,140 and will be strictly enforced, McCollum said. “We would prefer you not use a charcoal grill at …

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  • Sharp County man faces felony charge

    David Scarbrough of 15 Annette Drive in Cherokee Village faces a felony forgery charge after he cashed a check at a local business. On Jan. 8, Bobby Dugger, owner of Dugger’s Grocery in Batesville filed a report claiming Scarbrough cashed a $350 check on the …

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  • Retirement party planned

    A surprise retirement party will be held for Barbara Fitzpatrick, owner of Heuer’s Family Shoes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex at 285 E. College St. Refreshments and h’orderves will be served. The event is open to the public.

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  • Man pleads guilty to killing pregnant woman

    SEARCY (AP) — A Searcy man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman and her unborn child and was sentenced to prison. A judge sentenced 29-year-old Benjamin M. Peirce to serve 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. White County prosecutors downgraded two counts …

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  • Main Street consultant to speak

    Main Street Batesville has hired a consultant to visit downtown and offer suggestions for revitalizing and advancing the area and on Wednesday he will speak at a meeting that the public is encouraged to attend, MSB Executive Director Joel Williams said. Consultant Dan Burden will …

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  • Stone County to get CW markers

    LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for two Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Stone County. One historical marker will be located at the Stone County Courthouse in Mountain View and will commemorate Stone County in the Civil War. The …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 24, 1994.

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  • UACCB employee earns certification

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville was recently notified by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council that Peggy W. Jackson has earned recognition from the UPPCC by receiving the Certified Public Procurement Officer credential. Jackson was among 130 professionals who successfully completed the …

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  • River Valley Needle Works to meet Monday

    The River Valley Needle Works Project Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet and those who …

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  • Deadline approaches for scholarship applications

    Persons applying for the Independence County Single Parent Scholarship need to have their applications filled out and returned to the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office in Batesville by Feb. 14. This is for the 2014 spring semester. An applicant must be a resident of Independence …

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  • Library to hold free screening of ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A free public screening of “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the William F. Laman Library auditorium, located at 2801 Orange St. in North Little Rock. The film explores the life of Ali outside …

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