• Reunion announced

    Former employees of Batesville Manufacturing, General Tire, GenCorp and GDX will meet for a reunion at noon Thursday at China King in Batesville. The group meets annually on the first Thursday in November.

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  • Baptist meeting set

    RUSSELLVILLE — The 113th annual meeting of the State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches of Arkansas will be Thursday and Friday at Victory Missionary Baptist Church, located at 517 Reasoner Lane in Russellville. The event is open to the public. All messengers and their guests …

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  • Retirement ‘bittersweet’ for melon organizers – Hospital reaps $80K from festival in 10-plus years

    CAVE CITY — Rarely has Anita Landers gone into a store in recent weeks and not been tempted to buy watermelon-themed items that have found their way to the summer clearance racks. But, unlike previous years, she’s had to refrain, reminding herself that’s not her …

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  • County seeks to be site of new prison Pleasant Plains-area property offered

    Independence County is officially in the running as the site of a new prison but even if the county is chosen and the prison gets funded, the soonest construction could begin is 2016, according to Dina Tyler, deputy director of Arkansas Community Correction (ACC). The …

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  • Suspect leaves I.D., dope in stolen car

    Hearing a chain link fence rattle at the rear of a Batesville residence Wednesday night led Deputy James Ebbert to believe a suspected car thief was making a getaway. He was correct. Ebbert said around 11 p.m. he observed what he believed was a stolen …

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  • Election results to be posted at Guardonline.com

    As always, the Batesville Daily Guard will provide the latest election results for Independence County next Tuesday night on the website Guardonline.com. Polls close at 7:30 and after that the poll workers will close up the voting machines and bring them to the courthouse so …

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  • Cave City Council to revisit vicious animal ordinance

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council on Tuesday tabled discussion of a vicious animal ordinance until it can be reviewed and considered for approval by the city attorney, Mayor Ron Burge said. The proposed ordinance, if approved would not be limited to dogs and …

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  • Drunk man finds help at church

    Believing he was naked and running from people shooting at him, David Barnes, 46, found himself at Maple Springs Baptist Church Wednesday night with police on the way. Deputy Franklin Edwards said he was dispatched to the area of Hill Street in Newark where Edwards …

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  • Veteran speaks at AARP meeting

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Nov. 11 with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. Rear Admiral Bob Carius will speak to the club about what Veterans Day means to the veterans across the …

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  • UACCB to host ladies’ luncheon

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a ladies’ luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall. The event is free and open to those women who want to learn more about continuing their education as well as financial …

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  • New Hope Church holds harvest sale, lunch

    A harvest sale and lunch will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Church, located at 3655 Bethesda Road. An auction will be held at 1 p.m. Many varieties of homemade candy, jelly, jam, baked goods and other items will be available.

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  • First Baptist church hosting ‘Renewal’ program

    First Baptist Church will hold a program called “Renewal” Sunday through Wednesday. Speakers will be: 6 p.m. Nov. 2, Dr. Archie Mason, senior pastor at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro and president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention; 7 p.m. Monday, Dr. Don Moore, former …

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