• Kinley Nicole Hellums

    Brady and Codi Hellums and Kaden of Sidney have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 4, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4.7 ounces and has been named Kinley Nicole Hellums. Grandparents of the child are …

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  • Knyles Jerrese Strickland

    Nyjel and Talisha Strickland of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on April 24, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7.6 ounces and has been named Knyles Jerrese Strickland. Grandparents of the child are Timothy Owens, Ercenia Lewis, …

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  • Allyson RaeAnne Hunter

    Ty Hunter and Brittany Clouse and Aaron of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 29, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13.1 ounces and has been named Allyson RaeAnne Hunter. Grandparents of the child …

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  • Allie Jo Gates

    Tyler Gates and Hallie Kramer of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on April 26, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Allie Jo Gates. Grandparents of the child are Michael and Jill …

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  • Baylyn Martin

    Ryan and Haley Martin of Cave City have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on April 30, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 5.2 ounces and has been named Baylyn Martin. Grandparents of the child are Farrell and Sandra Hubbard …

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  • Area pioneer photographer subject of Chronicle article

    The Independence County Historical Society is seeking information for an article on Joe Robert Lewis; better known as J.R. or Joe Lewis. He was born in 1870 to Dr. Samuel M. and Margaret Lewis of near Evening Shade, and died in 1954 in Batesville. Dr. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    J.R. Lewis, wearing his trademark bow-tie and seated near the center of this 1937 picture, will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Independence County Chronicle, according to Nancy Britton, editor. The picture was made during a Lewis-Marlin Family Reunion at the J.R. and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 24, 1993.

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  • Ten years

    In some ways, it seems like only yesterday when we learned about a guy who planned to take some rundown property and make it habitable for men with drug and alcohol addictions. Some were skeptical, but 10 years later it’s obvious that it was the …

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  • Happy anniversary, John 3:16!

    Today marks the 10th anniversary for John 3:16 Ministries, a spiritual boot camp for men with addictions. Many in the area know about the ministry but may have never been there. Let me tell you — it’s a phenomenal place. Just driving onto the property …

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  • SEC, ESPN agree to 20-year deal beginning in 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Southeastern Conference and ESPN on Thursday announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August, 2014. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said the SEC network will produce 1,000 live events each year, including 450 televised …

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  • This is what intolerance smells like

    President Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law. By employing his consulting services, …

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