School gets passing grade from students

March 28, 2008 MELBOURNE - "I like it!" Those words were echoed by students from Melbourne and Mount Pleasant Wednesday morning as they poured into the new campus.

Flood rips out levee

March 28, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - Its water treatment plant, intake line and pump station all worked perfectly throughout last week's flooding, but Southside Public Water Authority officials were in for a rude awakenin

Body ID’d

March 28, 2008 Using technology made popular in crime scene investigation television shows, the Arkansas State Crime Lab has been able to identify the body of a man found near Egner Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Trips to United Nations offered

March 27, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - The Jamestown lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows is sponsoring trips to United Nations for three high school students in 2009 - one each from Batesville, Southside and Mid

Chandler to retire Friday

March 27, 2008 After 23 years as receptionist for the Independence County Sheriff's Office, Barbara Chandler is retiring.

Underage drinking topic of meeting

March 27, 2008 MELBOURNE - While getting $600,000 to spend over the next four years is a good thing, the reason for getting it is not.

Black Mold case closed

March 27, 2008 With sore throats, burning eyes and difficulty breathing becoming a daily discomfort at work, Independence County sheriff's investigators were relocated.

News of Other Days

March 26, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 6, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Four contracts not renewed

March 26, 2008 MELBOURNE - Four teachers are among those affected by the merging of two school campuses.