• Landowners turn to quorum court

    Three Independence County reserve officers were on hand for Thursday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting in anticipation of another heated meeting concerning chicken houses being built in Sulphur Rock, but the meeting did not get out of control. Twenty proposed Peco Inc. chicken houses …

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  • CV man reportedly confesses to making, selling fake pot

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — A Sharp County man is behind bars after officers found items used to manufacture synthetic marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia and stolen medical supplies, among other items, Thursday. Twenty-four-year-old Coty James Hollensteiner confessed to producing synthetic marijuana and selling it from …

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  • The Hunts to perform in concert at UACCB

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Performing Arts Series will have its second event for the 2013-14 season on Monday with The Hunts in concert at 7 p.m. in Independence Hall. Tickets are available at UACCB and First Community Bank’s Batesville, Southside and …

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  • Win a free TV

    One lucky subscriber is going to have a merry Christmas this year. The Batesville Daily Guard is offering print subscribers an opportunity to win a 50-inch flat screen television with a one-year paid subscription. Subscribers who renew for a full year and new subscribers are …

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  • Parolee found with gun

    A Cotton Plant man out on parole for third-degree domestic battery is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Independence County jail after he was found to be in possession of gun, according to warrant for arrest. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ben Keener was …

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  • Judge rejects injunction on Ark. sex offender law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A doctor convicted of child pornography failed in his attempt Thursday to get a judge to issue a temporary injunction that would allow him to receive Medicaid funds. Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker sued after the Arkansas Legislature passed a law this …

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  • LR police shoot, kill man with rifle

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say Little Rock police shot and killed a man in the Mabelvale area after he allegedly refused to drop a rifle. Police say a woman called authorities Thursday afternoon to request a welfare check on her boyfriend after he threatened …

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  • Hearing to be rescheduled in 6-year-old’s rape-murder

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A prosecutor says an upcoming motions hearing will be rescheduled for a man charged with killing his 6-year-old neighbor in northwest Arkansas. Zachary Holly was supposed to have a hearing today in Bentonville, but prosecutor Van Stone said Thursday that the hearing …

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  • Rucker joins First Community Bank

    Sonya Rucker has joined First Community Bank as a personal banker/concierge specialist, announced Dale Cole, bank chairman and CEO. Rucker, who was formally a sales and service specialist at Bank of America, began working with First Community Bank on Nov. 4. She will provide full-service …

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  • Taylor predicts higher costs, less access to health care

    Over the next five years, senior citizens will see an increase in out-of-pocket costs, higher premiums and less access to health care. That was the message Independence County District Judge Chaney Taylor had as the guest speaker for AARP’s monthly meeting on Tuesday. The meeting …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    West Elementary, 1964-65: These first-graders in Mrs. Ray Stokes’ class at West Batesville Elementary School during the 1964-65 term look bright, happy and eager to learn. Durward McGaha (not pictured) was the principal that term.  

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  • DNA on spoon leads to burglary charges

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities say DNA evidence found on a spoon led to the arrest of an Arkansas man accused of breaking into a restaurant, stealing money and sampling some pie. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the December 2012 burglary at Bobbie Sue’s …

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