Beebe visit among Lyon news

December 28, 2007 National recognition and a visit from Arkansas’ governor were among Lyon College’s honors for 2007.

Man claims kidnapping, later arrested for assault

December 28, 2007 A Batesville man who claimed he was held against his will at a residence on Dry Run Circle Tuesday night, but was able to escape when the two armed men fell asleep, has been arrested on several charge

Izard County arrests made

December 27, 2007 MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department has made several drug, alcohol, assault and other arrests recently, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Chamber to host business events

December 27, 2007 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting requests for companies to host a “business after hours.” The events will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

Arson suspected at Southside

December 27, 2007 SOUTHSIDE — A house fire at Southside Wednesday afternoon is believed to be an act of arson, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. 

Bank completes $10,000 pledge

December 27, 2007 First Community Bank has announced the final two recipients of its $1,000 community gifts, completing a $10,000 pledge in celebration of the bank’s anniversary.

News of Other Days

December 27, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 6, 1995.73 YEARS AGO

Death believed to be suicide

December 27, 2007  The death of a Cave City man is under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly shot himself early this morning.