• 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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  • Latin concert fun, educational for Melbourne students

    MELBOURNE — For more than a decade, Melbourne High School students have been entertained by the Latin sounds of Puerto Rico through singer, songwriter and actor Ennio Emmanuel. With the primary objective of promoting the study of the Spanish language through music, Emmanuel began traveling …

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  • Donations sought

    LITTLE ROCK — Goodwill Industries of Arkansas has offered three reasons for cleaning out closets and donating the items to Goodwill: • When donating to Goodwill, the revenue stays in the state and helps Arkansans get jobs. According to statistics, 96 percent of Goodwill’s funding …

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H A Christmas party and meeting of the Independence County 4-H Horse Club and Cedar Ridge Livestock Club was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Eleven members, nine parents and two adult 4-H leaders attended. A business meeting was held, and a song …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 9, 2003.

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