• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, October 31 – November 1, 2013.

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  • Sox win 1st World Series at home since 1918

    BOSTON (AP) — More than an hour after the final out, players lingered on the field and fans stood by their seats, cheering, singing and applauding. A celebration nearly a century in the making was unfolding at the old ballpark, a long-awaited moment generations of …

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  • Tigers hold off Scots in tune-up for key conference soccer finale

    In a tune-up for a crucial regular-season finale this weekend, the Lyon College men’s soccer team outshot Ouachita Baptist University 17-16, but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net as the Scots were shutout for the sixth time this season in a …

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  • Whitten appointed to Vision 2025 legislative commission

    MELBOURNE — Kim Whitten has been appointed to the Vision 2025 Legislative Commission on the Future of Higher Education as a designee for state Rep. James McLean. Whitten is currently the director of operations at Ozarka College–Ash Flat. She has also served as public relations …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 24, 1994.

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3, 2013.

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  • Huff comes out on top

    It was her first time out. The October morning was bitterly cold even with long pants and Under Armour attire. No one told her there would be a hill to climb or even where the finish line was, but 24 minutes and 17 seconds later …

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  • Dealership open after night fire

    Despite a fire that caused extensive damage to the service department of Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep, owner Scott Wood said they are still open for business. At around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Batesville Fire Department responded to a fire called in by a passerby …

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  • Survivor touts early detection

    Breast cancer does not discriminate When she felt a large lump under her arm in September 2009, Ann Ring of Batesville made an appointment with her gynecologist, Dr. Clint Melton. “I wasn’t thinking I had breast cancer,” she said. “I was under 40, had yearly …

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  • Alleged domestic batterer finds new victim

    A man arrested last month for battery against his girlfriend has been arrested again, for hitting a different woman this time. Marion Keith Payne, 42, of Firehouse Road, Batesville, was arrested after the Independence County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 6 p.m. Saturday that …

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  • Man arrested for using ex-roommate’s debit card

    Anthony Gower’s money-back-guarantee scheme didn’t last long. Now, the 32-year-old resident of 470 Gregg Drive, Batesville, has been caught and is facing charges of theft by receiving and fraudulent use of a credit card, both class D felonies, as well as 14 counts of theft …

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  • Video shows woman taking SUV

    Video surveillance of a woman taking an SUV from a motel resulted in her arrest a short time later, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Jody Wilson, 55, of Cataula, Ga. was identified as the woman who took the property belonging …

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