• Batesville City Council moves meeting time

    The Batesville City Council has changed its meeting time next week to 6:30 p.m., due to a scheduling conflict for one of the city officials. The council normally meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Economic Development Director Larry Jones will give a report, …

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  • Emergency planning committee to meet Tuesday

    The Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link located at 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville. On the agenda are Volunteer of the Year, nursing home preparedness and election of officers. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • City budgeting for shortfall from county’s cuts

    The Batesville City Council has $1 million to knock off its 2013 budget to get in the black, and Tuesday night aldermen held a budget meeting to start that process. The city is projecting revenues of $5.878 million in 2013, which is about $100,000 less …

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  • The Game

    Batesville at Pulaski Academy Class 5A State Playoff semifinal KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7 The manner in which they do it will look different, but strike first and keep striking is what the Pioneers and Bruins both aim to do tonight on Hinson Road in Little …

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  • Finalists predicted for 3 classifications in schoolboy football

    PA favored to down BHS by 10 points   FAYETTEVILLE — North Little Rock would like nothing more than to snap the West’s streak of seven straight Class 7A championships. To do so, and reach next week’s championship game, the Charging Wildcats (10-1) must first get past …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 23 – Saturday, November 24, 2012.

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  • The holidays without Andy Williams

    It was shortly before Thanksgiving. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard my first music of the holiday season. Sick of talk radio and sick of election post-mortems, I gave myself a breather, turning the FM dial to something cheerful for a …

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  • Just another day at the office

    My job isn’t boring but every once in a while it gets a lot more interesting. On Monday morning two community service workers walked away from work detail and the police were searching for them in a wooded area. I heard it come over the …

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  • First Black Friday, Cyber Monday, now … #Giving Tuesday

    Philanthropy is entering the 21st Century. Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season for brick-and-mortar retailers and Cyber Monday launches the online shopping season, we now have #GivingTuesday (the day after Cyber Monday) as a starting point for charitable acts by individuals, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 16, 1993.

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  • CR museum to honor couple with award

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum has chosen to honor Jim and Billie Clinkingbeard with the Calico Rock Pioneer Award. A reception will be held in the couple’s honor at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at the museum on Main Street. Earlier this year the …

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  • A glance at days gone by

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