• Horse show winners announced

    Pepper Rutledge won Best of Show at the 2014 Independence County Fair Horse Show, which was held Wednesday night. Other winners have been announced as follows: Senior Showmanship — Lesley Jennings Junior Showmanship — Halle Musick Cloverbud Showmanship — Shali Lovell Grand Champion pony — …

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  • County gets $150K grant for elevator

    Going up? Independence County received a $150,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant to install an elevator at the 1940 courthouse. Gov. Mike Beebe announced last week that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,043,454 in grants for …

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  • Veterans, country music concerts close fair – Jesse Keith Whitley, Georgette Jones perform with Lorrie Morgan

    Cool weather, country music and a veterans tribute helped bring in thousands to the 94th annual Independence County Fair Friday and Saturday, making it likely one of the largest crowds for the events in recent years. Friday night’s attendance numbered an estimated 3,900 and the …

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  • Man accused of hitting girlfriend

    A local man was accused of hitting his girlfriend last week, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Cherry Levon Lewis, 23, of Batesville said her boyfriend Christopher J. Rohrscheib, 29, had choked her and hit her several times. She was …

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  • Cave City Council planning new street

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cave City Community Center to discuss a new street, drilling a new well and discuss water distribution lines for its rural system, said Mayor Ron Burge. The planned new street …

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  • Tax delinquent land sale set for Independence County

    A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Independence County will be held at the Independence County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Aug. 6, according to John Thurston, Arkansas commissioner of state lands. Registration will begin at 9:30. Recent legislation has affected the …

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  • Municipal filings to start Friday

    The filing period for 2014 municipal offices will open at 8 a.m. Friday and run through noon Aug. 15, according to the Independence County Clerk’s Office. This includes municipal positions in all cities except for Batesville, which had a filing period April 30-May 19. On …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss commodities

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room. Agenda items include commodity bids, financial and personnel reports. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Cushman meeting rescheduled

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City County Council meeting originally planned for tonight has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the community center, according to Mayor Jean Weatherford. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Glory Road to entertain at Sharp County Fair

    ASH FLAT — Entertainment for the Sharp County Fair will include Glory Road contemporary and Southern gospel music at 7 p.m. July 22, Dennis Horton and Band at 8 p.m. July 25 and the Billy Joe French Band at 8 p.m. July 26. Other activities …

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  • Ms. Wood-Lawn pageant set

    The 2014 Ms. Wood-Lawn Heights Queen will be crowned in a pageant at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of Wood-Lawn Heights Skilled Nursing Facility, located at 2800 Neeley St. in Batesville. The event is open to the public. The winner will be eligible to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1995.

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