• Brownsville Church sets candlelighting service

    GREERS FERRY — Brownsville Baptist Church will hold a Christmas candlelighting service at 6 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public. The church is located at the corner of Highway 92 and Brownsville Road in Greers Ferry.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 10, 2003.

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists held the October meeting at the Citizens Bank Airport Branch Community Room. The Marquette and Joliet …

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  • Districts net digital grant funds

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District is going digital. The Arkansas Public School Resource Center at Little Rock recently announced the recipients of its eResources Digital Learning Grant in which 30 districts were chosen to receive funds to provide digital coursework to students, according to …

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  • College professor receives state honor

    BENTONVILLE — Dr. Jami Forrester, a professor of history at NorthWest Arkansas Community College with ties to the Batesville area, recently received the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies University Educator of the Year Award. The honor was presented during the 2014 Arkansas Curriculum Conference …

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  • Council unanimous in decision to break

    Consider this their six-month notice. The Batesville City Council has decided to leave the interlocal law enforcement agreement with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Wednesday night, the council met and voted unanimously to have its own city police force. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh told the Guard …

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  • Sheriff sees possible split with dispatch

    Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery was not at the meeting and told the Guard, he has had limited discussions with city officials about the split. “Their minds were already made up. It appears they have been made up for some time.” He said the newly …

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  • Airborne crash kills biker in west Batesville

    The rider of a Honda motorcycle was killed around 10 a.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his cycle in west Batesville. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Triston L. Nelson of Grace Street. A motorist reportedly observed Nelson swerving while east bound on …

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  • Shooter charged

    Bond has been set at $15,000 for 39-year-old James D. Mobley of Swafford Road, who was arrested for first-degree battery following a shooting Sunday in Cushman. A court affidavit states that Independence County deputies responded to a 911 call of a man being shot in …

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  • SHS madrigals thrill audiences for 20 years

    SOUTHSIDE — There was that time the 35-pound hog head slid off the serving tray, and how could Rhonda Fowler forget the year a flaming tray nearly went up in smoke, along with a guest’s hair? “That was Mr. (Dan) Foley’s era,” Fowler said of …

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  • Festival of Lessons, Carols planned at Central UMC

    A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at Central Avenue United Methodist Church, located at 1205 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. Special music will be performed by the Chancel Choir, the Grace Notes (the youth choir) and the Heavenly …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 19 – Sunday, December 21, 2014.

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