• Burn bans in effect

    Independence and Sharp counties have both issued burn bans, according to officials in each county. Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said the bans will remain in place until the area receives sufficient rainfall to deter residential, brush and forest fires. This means there is to …

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  • Resource center to open; aims at youth suicide prevention

    The Jason Foundation Inc. (JFI), a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, has opened its newest JFI Community Resource Center at Ascent Children’s Health Services in Batesville on July 1. The JFI Foundation provides free youth suicide prevention and awareness information to schools and the …

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  • Woman says baby diapers, sandals, watch, purse needed for her children

    Diapers, baby sandals, shoes, purse and watch, valued at $71.69, were all on 25-year-old Jackie E. Raymond’s shopping list. The only problem was she didn’t pay for them. Officers were dispatched to Walmart shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a shoplifter who drove …

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  • Mom ‘uses meth to stay awake’

    Two attempts to elude a police officer were futile for a Newark woman who ended up going to jail, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Ernie Gillihan said he was traveling on the Moorefield cutoff when he noticed a Ford …

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  • White River’s Got Talent auditions set

    Auditions for the annual White River’s Got Talent competition will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29 and Sept. 3 at Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Finalists who are chosen from auditions will participate in the White River’s Got …

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  • John 3:16 breaks ground on new center

    CHARLOTTE — Bryan and Beverly Tuggle never thought 10 years ago they would be where there were on Tuesday morning — breaking ground on a new 24,000-square-foot multi-purpose building that will house a chapel that will seat more than 1,200 people in theater-style seating, a …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2013.

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  • Children donate to tornado victims

    The end of the school year didn’t keep students at Central Magnet Elementary from helping others and raising $257 for the American Red Cross. Students were allowed to wear hats and pajamas for a $1 donation to the Red Cross to benefit survivors of the …

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  • Portrait session to benefit BBBS

    Registration is under way for the “Fishers and Fairies” model sessions for the 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas calendar. Model sessions will be held 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office …

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  • Guard offers special price

    During the week of the Independence County Fair, the Batesville Daily Guard will be offering a “fair” deal of its own. For those who visit the Guard office between July 15-19, all home delivery subscriptions of six months or more will be 15 percent off …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 1, 1994.

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  • Recruiter joins local office

    The U.S. Army Recruiting office in Batesville welcomes Sgt. Aaron Hurst as the Army recruiter for the area. Hurst, a San Diego native, has nearly six years of service and was previously a signal support systems specialist at Fort Hood, Texas. Hurst has served two …

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