County to look at new warning system

May 22, 2008 Reportedly obsolete when they were installed in 1987, the 24 weather sirens across Independence County are fast becoming nonfunctional, according to county authorities.

Agreement with FutureFuel reached

May 22, 2008 FutureFuel Chemical Company's lawsuit against Independence County over appraisal figures will be dropped and will not be refiled as the result of an agreement signed this morning.

Col. gets scrapbook

May 22, 2008 Retired West Elementary third-grade teacher Sharon Testi was scrapbooking before scrapbooking was popular.

News of Other Days

May 21, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 2, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Public meeting scheduled

May 21, 2008 The city of Batesville will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall to discuss the proposed wastewater treatment plant expansion.

Miller to be new judge

May 21, 2008 MELBOURNE - The sheriff and county judge will stay; District Judge Connie Barksdale was defeated.

Election shows up, but just barely

May 21, 2008 ASH FLAT - Tuesday's election almost didn't show up in Sharp County. In several polling places, including Cave Township, only uncontested positions were on the ballot.

Sheriff barely retains seat, promises improved service

May 21, 2008 Following a narrow victory Tuesday night over two-time opponent Dennis Wood, Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers told the Guard this morning he will be working to improve service to the county in