Teen charged with possessing drugs

April 7, 2009 Sitting in his car under the carport of an abandoned house Monday night was not the best choice for a 19-year-old Cave City man. He was charged with trespassing and possessing marijuana.Suspicious of a car parked at a house he knew was abandoned, Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said he approached the car around 10:45 p.m. and saw the driver, identified as William S. Gann, slide down in the seat as if to hide.

School board hears about testing, playground equip.

April 7, 2009 The Batesville School Board had a short meeting Monday afternoon, hearing from Richard O’Neal and Debbie Miller.Miller, who is director of curriculum and instruction, gave a brief report of a meeting with members of the Walton Family Foundation. She said the school district will receive help in applying for a grant from the foundation.Miller also said a couple of the district campuses will receive “reward” funding based on the growth that students made in statewide test scores.

BHS band places first in All American Music Festival

April 7, 2009 The Batesville High School band members won two Outstanding in Class and Outstanding Overall awards at the annual All American Music Festival in Orlando, Fla. after they competed against bands from around the U.S. and Canada.

Cleburne officers look for man considered armed, dangerous

April 7, 2009 HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who is considered armed and dangerous, sheriff’s Detective Kim Bettis said.Henry Clayton Grandstaff is accused of stalking and threatening his girlfriend, Joann Davis.Bettis said Davis filed a report Wednesday with sheriff’s Lt. Doug Bolser that Grandstaff was harassing her by telephone.

Trustee dies

April 7, 2009 A member of the Lyon College Board of Trustees, John D. Trimble V, 51, of El Dorado, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. He had served on the Lyon board since 1997.

Fleeing man caught in wooded area

April 7, 2009 When Adron Brown saw members of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force approaching his truck Monday afternoon, he took off.According to DTF director Afton Fletcher, agents were aware of a parole violation warrant for Brown and just a few minutes after noon they saw a truck that looked like Brown’s pulling out of a driveway in the Pfeiffer area and when they approached it fled north toward Cave City. Brown was later determined to be the driver.

News of other days

April 6, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 17, 1996. 

Singing slated at Brockwell

April 6, 2009 BROCKWELL — The Brockwell Gospel Music School located in Brockwell will host a singing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This singing will include new songs as well as some old gospel favorites.This will be an old time style singing with audience participation including the opportunity to direct a song as well. The event is open to the public: Solos, duets, trios, quartets are all invited. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

Area Briefs

April 6, 2009 Interlocal meeting scheduledIndependence County has scheduled an interlocal law enforcement meeting with the city of Newark, according to County Clerk Karen Wooldridge.The meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.