• Andy Davis

    Willis Andrew “Andy” Davis, 42, of Batesville died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Newport. Born Feb. 22, 1971, at Mountain View, he was the son of Earin Ray and Shirley Turner Davis. He was a riverboat worker and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include …

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  • Invasion of the parent snatchers

    My parents have been replaced by pod people. That, or Stepford parents. They have become unrecognizable to me as the parents I had a child. Gone are the stern disciplinarians that ferreted out spankings and groundings for various infractions. Now, they are all about spoiling …

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  • Eddie Breeden

    BRADFORD — Charles “Eddie” Breeden, 72, of Bradford died Sunday,  Jan. 19, 2014. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bradford Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, located at 5230 Highway 367 North in Bradford. Burial will be in Coffeyville Cemetery at Bradford. Visitation will …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Health care and insurance Dear Editor: As I read the article about Brantley Frazier in the January 16th edition of the Batesville Guard my heart just went out to this amazing child and his family. I had trouble getting my head around all of the medical issues he …

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  • Cavewomen fall to Lady Blazers

    CAVE CITY — In their first game after winning the Lyon College tournament championship Saturday night, the Cavewomen fell to the Valley View Lady Blazers 61-56 Monday in a 4A-3 District game. The Lady Blazers built a 15-6 lead at the end of the first …

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  • Protests over protests

    Few topics in modern life have produced as much rancorous and visible public debate as abortion — and one hot point of contention today is simply how close that debate may take place to the clinics that perform them. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments …

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  • Southside bowling teams finish second, set record in Mountain Home tourney

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Southside High School’s bowling teams finished second at the Norfork Invitational Tournament on Driftwood Lanes on Saturday. The Southerners finished 19 pins behind the Norfork Panthers (2,429-2,410). The Lady Southerners finished 74 pins back of the Lady Panthers (1,792-1,718). “I’m really, really …

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  • Resurgent Federer, Murray to meet in Australian quarterfinals tonight

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Roger Federer sees it, he and Andy Murray are making a comeback from a year of ups and downs. That’s putting it mildly. For 32-year-old Federer, the winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, 2013 was the year that his tenure …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, January 25, 2014.

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  • Pastor: Don’t stop with ‘I have a dream’

    “There is still work to be done.” This was the message from the Rev. Leslie Roper during the “Keepers of the Dream” service honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday. Roper, who was the speaker of the hour, …

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  • Chicken house fire ruled arson

    Independence County officers have ruled a fire on Cord Road in Newark Thursday to be the work of an arsonist. Todd Drake told Deputy Michael Calendar that he arrived at his property after 4 p.m. to find his hay barn, chicken house, hay bales and …

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  • Woman tells police ex-beau violated order of protection

    A Batesville man is facing charges of obstructing governmental operations, drug possession and failure to pay registration fees after a woman called police Tuesday saying her ex-boyfriend violated an order of protection. According to a report filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Bentley, …

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