• Relay For Life is Friday

    Relay For Life of Independence County will hold its annual walk to benefit the American Cancer Society Friday at Batesville High School football field with activities set to begin at 6 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s theme “Making moves to find a cure” will …

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  • Dassault Falcon Jet to expand at LR

    LITTLE ROCK — Dassault Falcon Jet will add $60 million in facilities at its Little Rock completion center, where it will perform finishing work on a new jet it plans to introduce, the company said Wednesday. After a competitive process for the facility that will …

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  • Vote clarified on proposed hike

    CAVE CITY — A report on Tuesday’s Cave City Council meeting, published in Wednesday’s edition of the Guard, was unclear concerning a vote on whether to raise water rates by $1 per meter per month, said Krystal Schreiner, financial manager/recorder. The report was unclear on …

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  • Deadline nears for programs

    WASHINGTON — USDA Farm Service Agency administrator Juan M. Garcia is encouraging farmers and ranchers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) before the deadline, said Dee Anne Barnes, Independence County FSA executive …

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  • ‘Roaring ’20s’ Bunco Blitz set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation will hold its annual Bunco Blitz at 6 p.m. June 4 at Elizabeth’s Restaurant on Main Street Batesville. This year’s event will include a “Roaring ’20s” theme and costumes are optional. A prize will be awarded …

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  • Library sets summer program

    Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer as the Independence County Library presents “Dig Into Reading” during its summer reading program. Registration begins Monday at the library located at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville. Every Wednesday is story time in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2013.

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  • Fake black op agent charged

    A man claiming to be working undercover as a federal back op agent but was secretive about what branch of the government or his mission was is being held on a $20,000 bond. Steven Paul Kelly Jr., 35, of Batesville faces a felony charges for …

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  • Hoxie woman arrested for meth

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tracy Bennett, 42, of Hoxie on Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Hoxie Police Department officers assisted the sheriff’s office in the arrest, he said. “Deputies …

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  • Jackson County circuit clerk’s office under investigation

    NEWPORT (AP) — The Jackson County Quorum Court has scheduled a special meeting to discuss an Arkansas State Police investigation of the county’s circuit clerk’s office. The quorum court will meet at 5:30 tonight at the courthouse. State police investigators say they began looking into …

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  • High court dismisses lottery name lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the Arkansas Lottery Commission can’t be sued by a businessman who said he owns the name of the lottery. Justices today reversed a lower court’s ruling that said the lawsuit against the lottery commission isn’t barred …

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  • Mena chemical details not up-to-date, manager says

    MENA (AP) — The chemical involved in the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, is stored at dozens of facilities throughout the country, but records on where ammonium nitrate is kept are often incomplete or inaccurate. That’s according to a monthlong effort by The …

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