Bear captured in Westside

July 2, 2015 A black bear cub who roamed into town Wednesday afternoon, after animal control officers say it was kicked out of the den by its …

Man swims river to evade police

July 2, 2015 A Batesville man who outran police and then swam the river to avoid being arrested is also listed as an absconder. Independence County …

High-speed chase ends in arrest

July 2, 2015 Felony fleeing and drug charges have been given to a man who was also wanted out of Cleburne County. Adam Brackett, 39, of …

Business park eyes tenant

July 2, 2015 The Independence County Economic Development Commission may have landed a new tenant at the Southside Business Park. Details of the deal were discussed Tuesday …

Weekend Events

July 2, 2015 Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 3 - Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Filing deadline nears

July 2, 2015 As of Wednesday afternoon, the Independence County clerk’s office had two filings for area school board elections. Re-filing for Zone 2 and Zone 5 on …

Gov. names local woman to council

July 2, 2015 LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments, among them a local woman, according to a news release. Tabitha …

Guard plans contest

July 2, 2015 In honor of the upcoming Independence County Fair, the Batesville Daily Guard is offering subscribers the chance to win one of three $100 Home …