• New Main Street director

    Joel Williams, the new director of Main Street Batesville, and his wife, Alicia, speak with Suzanne Magouryk at a meet-and-greet Tuesday night while others visit and enjoy refreshments at the event. Williams, who began his new job Friday, said he has been visiting with downtown …

    Read More

  • Victim’s girlfriend testifies about shooting

    Two families wanting justice in the death of their loved ones were able to keep their emotions in check — that is, until the autopsy photos appeared before the jury. Omar Scales and John L. Weemas died after they were shot at a residence on …

    Read More

  • Store employees tackle alleged shoplifter

    Pringles and Pop-Tarts were strewn on the ground near an area where two store employees were holding an alleged shoplifter on the ground. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Anthony Carter said he arrived at Cash Saver in Batesville around 3:54 p.m. and was told while en …

    Read More

  • Woman leaves Kan. college $1M gift

    McPHERSON, Kan. — Central Christian College in McPherson, Kan. on Tuesday received a $1 million gift — the largest estate gift ever given to the school — and they have a Batesville woman who graduated from the college in 1937 to thank. Lela Hudson Honkonen …

    Read More

  • Health dept.: Almost all baby deaths preventable

    Nearly every day in Arkansas a baby dies before reaching his or her first birthday — and almost all of the deaths are preventable. This was the message brought by Dr. David Grimes, Arkansas Department of Health-Family Health Branch chief, to the monthly meeting of …

    Read More

  • Man dies in rest stop crash; second fatality in one week

    SOCIAL HILL (AP) — For the second time in a week, a person has died in a traffic crash at an Interstate 30 rest stop in Hot Spring County. Arkansas State Police say the latest crash happened Wednesday morning at the interstate rest stop at …

    Read More

  • Riceland Foods worker hurt in industrial accident

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a worker at Riceland Foods was critically injured after he was run over by a railcar. Jonesboro police spokesman Sgt. Doug Formon says the worker was walking Wednesday on train tracks that run through the Riceland Foods property. He …

    Read More

  • Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

    The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum will host a free holiday program for area senior citizens at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Participants will learn about the history of Thanksgiving and its traditions through a game of trivia, then kick off the Christmas season …

    Read More

  • Christmas memories sought

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

    Read More

  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24, 2013.

    Read More

  • Ruminer to celebrate 90th year

    Edith Ruminer will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Free Will Baptist Church Life Center, located at 1101 Brooks St. in Batesville. The event will be hosted by her children. All friends and relatives are invited. …

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 15, 1994.

    Read More