• Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • Bank releases new list of finalists

    Citizens Bank has released a new list of finalists for the “Celebrate America 2014” drawings in which the bank will give away a new car, an Intimidator utility terrain vehicle and a Bad Boy mower on the Fourth of July in Riverside Park at Batesville. …

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  • Bluegrass gospel jam planned

    SOUTHSIDE — A gospel jam with country and bluegrass gospel music will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 1915 Batesville Boulevard across from Southside High School. Admission is free. Performance slots are available. Registration is at the door. For more …

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  • Ark. lawmakers eye teacher insurance fixes

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas House and Senate leaders began counting votes Tuesday on a pair of bills aimed to reducing premium hikes set to hit thousands of teachers and public school employees this fall, as they tried to gauge whether there’s support to address the …

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  • Police investigate slaying

    CONWAY (AP) — Police in Conway are investigating the slaying of a man whose wife found him bleeding outside their home. Authorities identified the victim as 42-year-old Francesco Trujillo, who was discovered early Tuesday. Trujillo’s wife told investigators her husband was outside with family members …

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  • Volunteers still needed for Arkansas tornado help

    VILONIA (AP) — Relief groups in Faulkner County are asking for more volunteers to help clean up the area, six weeks after an E4 tornado devastated the cities of Vilonia and Mayflower and killed 15 people throughout the state. “All our people are worn out. …

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  • Woman killed, 3 kids hurt in Arkansas wreck

    HAMPTON (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana woman was killed and three children were injured in a single-vehicle wreck in south Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, the crash happened Monday afternoon on U.S. 167 in Calhoun County. A preliminary report says Freda Moore of …

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  • Tiny Arkansas town to dedicate park for Angelou

    STAMPS (AP) — Stamps has approved a plan to dedicate its only park in honor of the small Arkansas town’s most famous former resident, the late poet Maya Angelou. The Stamps City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to dedicate the park for Angelou who died …

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  • Reunions set

    Love, Franks family MOUNT PLEASANT — The annual Love/Franks family reunion will be held Sunday at Mount Pleasant Elementary cafeteria. A potluck lunch will be served at noon and all family and friends are invited to attend.   Satterwhite family CAVE CITY — The family …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 10, 1995.

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  • City to pass on some of insurance increase to employees

    The city of Batesville will be passing some of its ballooning health insurance rates to the employees, starting next month. Thursday night, the council met and approved a proposal that would increase what the employees pay for dependants, whether spouse, child or family.  Mayor Rick …

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  • Habitat expected to raise $3,500 after banquet

    The Roman author known as “Pliny the Elder” is credited for the phrase “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” but on Thursday it was the supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Independence County who opened their hearts to ensure meeting the need for decent, affording …

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