• Guard taking donations for Family Violence Prevention

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • Lone violinist: Kristin Rouse

    Kristin Rouse opened her violin case and gently removed her instrument. Placing it under her chin, she began to play. The warm breeze blowing off the White River carried her tune through the air, reaching the ears of those few souls scattered about the park …

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  • Candidates vie for votes

    There wasn’t a raindrop in sight, but there was plenty of mud to wade through when candidates went head to head during the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum membership luncheon on Thursday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Candidates included …

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  • 2 break into fight

    A Thursday night fight between two women ended with one losing a tooth and later trying to kill herself, according to Independence County Deputy Jason Edington. Dispatched to a Harrison Street address around 12:25 this morning regarding a woman trying to commit suicide, Edington said …

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  • Main Street Batesville discusses ups, downs in past year

    The lights are coming down but the signs are going up. Visitors will begin seeing changes as early as next week as work begins on the first block of the permanent streetscape design along Main Street Batesville with the installation of stop signs in place …

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  • Farmers Market set for Saturday in pocket park

    Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the pocket park on Main Street. Local produce grown without chemicals, pasture raised meats, eggs and cheeses, home baked goods and handmade items from jewelry to wood crafts will be …

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  • Local teachers vying for support

    Sonic drive-in is helping local teachers get funding for needed supplies and projects through Limeades for Learning, a national initiative, according to a news release. This year, two Southside School District teachers and one Cave City Elementary teacher have created projects and are vying for …

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  • JPs to debate special session

    The Independence County Quorum Court will vote on a resolution requesting the governor to call a special session of the General Assembly, when justices of the peace meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building. Resolution No. 2014-19 addresses the shortfall Arkansas …

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  • Author to speak to Jackson Co. Historical Society

    NEWPORT — The fall meeting of the Jackson County Historical Society will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Newport Country Club, adjacent to the football stadium at Newport High School. The meeting is open to the public. Speaker for the meeting will be …

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  • Sharp courthouse to be closed

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day, Judge Larry Brown said. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday.

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  • Out of the Darkness walk slated for Saturday

    The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lyon College in Batesville. Registration check-in starts at 9. Those who have preregistered will still need to check in so they may be …

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  • Celebration to be held for Davis’ 90th birthday

    Elline Davis of Cave City will celebrate her 90th birthday at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fred’s Fish House in Batesville. Born Oct. 11, 1924, in Sharp County, where she has lived all her life, she is the daughter of Joseph and Maxie Gay, one of …

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