• Economic commission to consider another Bad Boys grant

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the office of Blair and Stroud located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. On the agenda is a request for a grant by Bad Boy Mowers …

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  • Firemen watching for violators

    NEWARK — Fire Chief Michael Powell sent word to the Guard this morning that the Newark Fire District is under a burn ban until further notice. All of Independence County is under a ban on burning, but Powell wanted to stress that the Newark district’s …

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  • Chamber to host trap tourney

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Centennial Bank, will host the third annual Chamber Trap Tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex. Registration will begin at 9 and the first pull will be at 10. …

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  • Nguyen promoted to director

    Jamie Nguyen has been promoted to director of Critical Care Services at White River Medical Center, announced Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System. Nguyen’s new responsibilities include planning, directing and controlling operations for the Intensive Care Unit, the Progressive Care Unit, Observation, and …

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  • Sturch states candidacy

      James Sturch of Southside has announced his intention to file this week as a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives’ District 63 seat. Sturch will seek the Republican nomination in the May primary.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily …

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  • Sharp JP seeks re-election

    Todd Price of Grange has announced he is seeking re-election as justice of the peace in District 9 in Sharp County. Price, a Democrat, has served as JP in the district since January 2009.       Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish …

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  • Tosh runs for state rep

      Dwight Tosh of Jonesboro is running for state House of Representatives District 52, a seat currently held by Rep. John Hutchison. District 52 includes parts of Craighead, Independence, Jackson, and Poinsett counties. Tosh is a Republican.           Political announcements The …

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  • Filings begin; sheriff, coroner races form in Sharp County

    The filing period for the May 20 primary election got under way at noon Monday with a number of people putting in their bids for public office. Filings according to the Independence County Clerk’s Office as of Monday afternoon included: Assessor — Sue Coots, incumbent …

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  • Penguin 10K/5K sees 3-peat, 3 newbies

    Will Henry won his third straight Penguin Run 10K title Saturday, joining three new champs. Henry, a 21-year-old University of Central Arkansas junior, won the annual 10-kilometer race benefitting Special Olympics in a time of 39 minutes, 33.94 seconds. The women’s 10K race was won …

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  • Lady Pioneer signs to run for new WBC sports team

    A Batesville Lady Pioneer is making plans to help Williams Baptist College restart an athletic program. That became official when senior Lauren Garrison signed a national letter of intent to attend the school in Walnut Ridge and run for the Lady Eagle cross country team. …

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  • Scot cagers sweep, keep fans squirming, cheering

    Park University and Lyon College basketball teams kept their fans squirming in their seats from start to finish Monday night in Becknell Gym. Except for when they were up and cheering. Scot fans got the final say. In the opener, the Scot women trailed most …

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers fall in 5A-East tournament

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers basketball team played their final game here Monday. falling to the Nettleton Junior Lady Raiders 46-41 in the semifinals of the 5A-East District Tournament. Nettleton led 16-8 after the first quarter, but Batesville fought back to take a …

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