• Chamber to host human resources training

    First Community Bank and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host human resource training focusing on recruiting, retaining and leading quality employees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank. Registration fees are $150 for …

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  • ICC students named to all-region bands

    BROCKWELL — Several Izard County Consolidated High School students have been named to the 2014-15 Arkansas Region V Junior High All-Region Bands. Callie Cole (flute), Michael Uecker (baritone saxophone), and Benji Norton (percussion) were selected to the First band; Autumn Thick (flute), Hayden Eckenes (clarinet), …

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  • City budget to get look

    The Batesville City Council has scheduled its next meeting for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fire Station 3 on White Drive to finalize the 2015 budget.

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  • ICEDC slates meeting

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold a combined November/December meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at 500 E. Main St., second floor. The meeting will be routine and no actions are planned at this time, according to Bob Stroud, chairman.

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  • Radio club to hold meeting, Christmas potluck

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will have its monthly meeting and Christmas potluck at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Officers will be elected for 2015.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 7, 2003.

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  • Girl Scout cookie sales go digital

    JONESBORO — Girl Scouts — Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas have announced that for the first time in its history, girls from local troops will be able to sell Girl Scout cookies to customers through a new national Digital Cookie platform. The revolutionary addition …

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  • Judge implores city not to split

    As talk of the city of Batesville forming its own police department grows stronger, the topic of more officers on city streets and who would run 911 dispatch have become top issues. The topics were highlighted in a meeting of the joint Interlocal Law Enforcement …

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  • Car crashes into home – Woman pinned under Yukon; man thrown from recliner

    Norma Perkins was putting together a Christmas puzzle with her mother while her father was watching a football game when a driver crashed into their home, ejecting him from his chair and trapping her mother underneath the vehicle. While waiting for police and ambulance to …

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  • Suspect detained in Cushman shooting

    A shooting incident Sunday morning resulted in the victim being sent to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences while a suspect went to jail, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “The incident occurred in the Cushman area,” Jeffery said. “Officers were advised there …

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  • UACCB hires new vice chancellor

    A new vice chancellor has been hired at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release from Chancellor Deborah Frazier. Greg Thornburg has been named vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services and joined the UACCB leadership team in …

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  • Bond set in forgery case

    A Thida woman is learning about checks and balances after authorities charged her with 20 counts of forgery in the second degree. Christi L. McDougal allegedly spent a large portion of November cashing stolen checks on the closed account of Roy Gene Gilbert. Investigator Jeff …

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