• Egg hunts scheduled

    The Easter Bunny is scheduled to come to town this Saturday, but may end up canceling due to the forecast of rain. Those planning to attend an Easter egg hunt Saturday may wish to call ahead. Here are a few of the Easter activities in …

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  • Batesville native to be in hall of fame

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A Batesville native is among three Twin Lakes Area men who will be inducted into the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Trout Nature Center Hall of Fame on April 20 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the college’s campus, said Christy …

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  • Woman killed in crash

    An Izard County woman was killed Thursday morning after her vehicle was hit head-on by another. Melissa Huffman, 51, of Franklin was northbound in a 2001 Daewoo on State Highway 69 in Mount Pleasant when a second car crossed the center line just before 9 …

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  • Superintendent explains millage

    Early voting asking citizens of the Batesville School District to approve a 1.25 millage increase for the purposes of safety and security begins Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street. Election day is April 9. Polling sites are First United Methodist Church, …

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  • Area auto, drug thefts reported

    A car reported stolen from White River Medical Center sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday was later found wrecked in Newark, according to Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers. Amy Mingus of Floral told Rogers that she drove her father’s maroon 1992 Ford Taurus to the …

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  • Dog show is part of Scottish Fest

    This year’s Arkansas Scottish Festival will feature its first Dog Show and Competition.  The show will begin at 11 a.m. April 13 and will be located at the back of Brown Chapel. Sign-up for the dog show will be at the Welcome Tent, and the …

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  • Guard newsstand price changes

    With the rising costs of production, particularly in the areas of materials and fuel, the Batesville Daily Guard has announced that it will increase the newsstand price from 50 to 75 cents. The change will go into effect Monday, April 1. “We have tried to …

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  • Concert announced

    The Batesville Symphony League will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. The chorus and orchestra will be under the direction of Andrea Steward. The concert is free and open to the public. …

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  • Parents inspire student

    Damien Scales knows that he will be the man of the house one day and wants to take care of his education while he’s young. Scales works close to 50 hours a week at times at his job and is currently taking 13 hours of …

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  • Chamber CEO nets certification

    Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Crystal Johnson has joined 19 other executives across the state who have received official Professional Community and Economic Developer certification, according to a news release. “PCED certification is intended to encourage continuous economic development and prosperity at a community …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This photo of the 1920 Batesville fire was taken at 11th and College streets. Fires, along with tornadoes, floods and earthquakes are among the natural disasters students will study during Old Independence Regional Museum’s annual Home School Days which will be April 8 and 15. …

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  • West Prosperity Road reopened

    ASH FLAT — West Prosperity Road, closed earlier this week for bridge repairs, has been reopened, said Sharp County Judge Larry Brown. West Prosperity is off state Highway 115 east of Cave City. In other news, the Sharp County Courthouse is closed today for Good …

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