Retiring teachers recognized

May 20, 2016 With 209 years combined experience, seven teachers who are retiring from the Batesville School District this year got their sendoff Monday night. Goodbye, …

Petition seeks to make Cave Township dry

May 20, 2016 CAVE CITY — As the battle over signing the wet/dry petition rages in Independence County, a similar but smaller battle is going on right across …

Bringing girlfriend home ends in arrest

May 20, 2016 Things didn’t go well with Scotty McGee’s wife, Amber, when he brought his girlfriend home Wednesday afternoon. An argument, followed by a physical …

Display honors sheriffs

May 20, 2016 MELBOURNE — When the first sheriff was elected to serve the citizens of Izard County, the area was much larger and overrun with horse …

Business celebrates 50 years

May 20, 2016 When Bill Edwards started Edwards Electric on St. Louis Street in 1966, his first customer was the Batesville Daily Guard. Fifty years later …