• Junior Leroy Edgin – Paid Obituary

    Junior Leroy Edgin, 82, of Batesville went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at White River Medical Center. He was born at Randell, Missouri, on November 7, 1931, to John Franklin and Mildred (Tinnin) Edgin. He enjoyed spending time with his …

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  • Southside one of three piloting program

    SOUTHSIDE —For Grant Long, waiting in line for lunch is just part of any school day at Southside High, but recently it was just part of the job as a teacher cadet. With chicken strips, white beans and wheat rolls to serve, “down time” wasn’t …

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  • ‘Friends’ concert set for March 1

    The sixth annual Friends in Great Places concert has been scheduled for March 1 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. This year’s concert will feature Danny Dozier along with several new artists as well as musicians who have worked every year to …

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  • Battery charges sought against four

    A pregnant woman, jailers and a nurse were all attacked in unrelated incidents which has led to felony bench warrants being served to four different individuals. District Judge Chaney Taylor has set bond at $50,000 for Timothy Reams, 20, of Brown Lane, Batesville, on the …

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  • Sharp County to discuss tax increase

    Two public meetings to discuss a proposed sales tax increase to fund a new hospital in Sharp County will be held Feb. 17 and 18, according to Justice of the Peace Jackie Pickett, and they’re ones that the public is encouraged to attend. The first …

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  • Stolen four-wheelers reported

    Two four-wheelers valued at $6,000 were taken and one was later found in the woods. Larry Wayne Roberson, 60, of Pleasant Plains told Independence County Deputy Kyle Williford someone entered his shop building and took the two ATVs. Roberson said he could see his shop …

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  • Snow — again — in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Yet another round of wintry weather is headed to parts of Arkansas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of central, western and southeast Arkansas from 6 p.m. today until noon Tuesday. Forecasters say areas could …

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  • Lawsuit ends in plaintiff’s favor

    A lawsuit against the Southside Public Water Authority alleging property damage following wastewater system construction has come to an end. A jury trial in Independence County Circuit Court was held Oct. 30-31, and on Nov. 7, Judge John Dan Kemp, circuit judge, signed a judgment …

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  • Four arrested in drug sting

    WALNUT RIDGE — Four people have been arrested in a prescription drug sting in Lawrence County. Sheriff Jody Dotson said his department along with the Third Judicial Drug Task Force and the Black Rock Police Department arrested Karrie Ward, 35, and Ronnie Moore Jr., 37, …

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  • Jones seeks re-election

      Jason Jones of Bethesda has announced his intention to run for re-election as Independence County Justice of the Peace District 7. He is a Democrat.         Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as …

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  • Schools to seek waiver on days

    WEST FORK (AP) — A number of Arkansas school districts intend to ask the state Department of Education for permission to shorten the school year because they’ve had so many snow days. The state requires schools to be in session for 178 days. Once they …

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  • AARP meeting canceled

    The Batesville Chapter AARP monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse has been canceled due to weather conditions, according to Hank Rivers, AARP president.

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