• Warrant issued in gift card theft

    Store surveillance video has been able to confirm that Crystal Lee Travis, 24, of Batesville, used a stolen Walmart money card to make purchases inside the Batesville store and at nearby businesses, according to police. In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeff …

    Read More

  • Monte Coleman to speak at MLK event

    Former football player for the University of Arkansas at Conway, linebacker for the Washington Redskins, current head football coach for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, as well as an ordained minister/motivational speaker, Monte Coleman will be the featured speaker for the Martin Luther …

    Read More

  • Committee members announced

    The Independence County Quorum Court appointed its committees and committee chairs on Thursday: • budget committee members are chairwoman Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long; • road committee members — chairman Brent Henderson, Jason Jones, Kenny Hurley, Bridgman and Moore; • solid waste …

    Read More

  • Support group for special-needs families, friends to meet

    The One Day at a Time support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex, located across from the main bank on College Street in Batesville. This is a support group for families and friends of children and teenagers …

    Read More

  • River Valley Canners seeking members

    The new club River Valley Canners, a part of the Extension Homemakers Council, will teach members how to can, dry, freeze and pickle food items. A small membership fee is required. The club meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at Independence …

    Read More

  • Free GED class offered at Strawberry Community Center

    STRAWBERRY — A free General Educational Development class will be offered at the Strawberry Community Center at 9 a.m. Jan. 16, according to a news release. “This free class, provided by Black River Technical College, the Arkansas Department of Career Education and the HIPPY (Home …

    Read More

  • Clothing giveaway is Saturday

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 29, 1993.

    Read More

  • Bald Knob man served country, city

    BALD KNOB (AP) — To say that Bald Knob resident Kenneth Morris is a servant would be an understatement. Morris served his country during one of the most protested wars in this nation’s history, and served again after the nation was attacked on Sept. 11, …

    Read More

  • Former Mayor Daniel Wilson: ‘One of a kind’

    CAVE CITY — Former mayor of Cave City Daniel Wilson died Friday in a local nursing home following an illness, and friends and co-workers remember him as being extraordinarily dedicated to the city. Wilson resigned as mayor in December, citing his declining health, after two …

    Read More

  • Bond set at $500K

    ASH FLAT — A half a million dollars. That was the bond amount set Monday afternoon by District Judge Mark Johnson for a Salem man accused of killing a Batesville resident. Johnson said the bond would be cash or professional and Sharp County Sheriff Mark …

    Read More

  • Doctor brings gun to garner wife’s release

    When attacking a hospital employee with his walker didn’t produce the desired results, a retired psychiatrist returned the next day with a loaded gun. This time, an officer disarmed Dr. Gerald W. Fowler, who was demanding his wife be released from the hospital. In the …

    Read More