• ‘Homeland’ actor James Rebhorn dies

    NEW YORK — James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included “Homeland,” “Scent of a Woman” and “My Cousin Vinny,” has died. He was 65. Rebhorn’s agent, Dianne Busch, said Sunday that the actor died Friday at his home in South Orange, N.J., after …

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  • Guard updating information

    The Batesville Daily Guard’s annual Community Focus special section will publish on April 24, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 …

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  • Adam Branscum – River Rescue

    Adam Branscum decided he was done fishing for the day and was loading up his boat when he heard someone hollering from the other side of the river. His heart began to pound when he turned and saw a teenage boy being carried away by …

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  • Torn apart – Uncle gets 20 years for killing nephew

    Joshua Loosey believed in planning for the future. The 30-year-old Calico Rock man always set short-term goals but would always talk at length about where he wanted to be 10 years into the future. But those plans never materialized. On Jan. 10, 2013 Joshua Loosey …

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  • Hankins Store considered for National Register

    LITTLE ROCK — The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider six Arkansas properties for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when it meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Room 170 at 323 Center St., in Little Rock. Among …

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  • Board approves school waivers

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ Board of Education says dozens of school districts that lost class time due to snow and brutal cold won’t have to extend their academic year into a brutal summer. The board granted inclement weather waivers to 75 districts Thursday, requiring them …

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  • Batesville ranks among top 10 places in Ark.

    Batesville has been named one of the 10 best places in Arkansas following a ranking by Movoto Real Estate, according to a news release. The 10 best places in Arkansas with a population of more than 10,000 were ranked on total amenities, quality of life, …

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  • New ‘Lifeline’ has expanded to include Batesville area

    A new service is now available in the area that will help seniors and their families have peace of mind, according to Lifeline of Northwest Arkansas, which recently announced its expansion into the area. Lifeline NWA is a personal response service based in Bentonville. “We …

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  • Chamber to hold luncheon

    Citizens Bank will host the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce 1st Quarter Membership Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 1 in the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 E. College St. The topic of discussion will be hospitality and tourism with an emphasis on …

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  • Rehab services plan open house

    Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, which helps people with disabilities become employed, will hold an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at 111 12th St. in Batesville, according to a news release. The event is open to the public including anyone interested in becoming involved …

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  • Couple impersonates DHS workers

    WALDRON (AP) — Authorities are investigating an attempted scam in western Arkansas in which two people tried to impersonate Department of Human Services employees. DHS said Wednesday that a man and a woman identified themselves as DHS adult protective services employees and tried to gain …

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  • Jonesboro school shooter loses appeal attempt

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — One of two people convicted in the 1998 Jonesboro school shootings has been turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court in an appeal of drug and gun convictions out of Fayetteville. Mitchell Johnson was arrested during a 2007 traffic stop for illegally …

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