Committee to propose using contingency funds

July 13, 2007 The Independence County Quorum Court Budget Committee is set to recommend to the full court that the county take money from two contingency funds to pay for a more than $400,000 shortfall in the solid

Senator visits with AARP

July 12, 2007 Sen. Jack Critcher, president pro tempore of the 86th Arkansas General Assembly, spoke to the Batesville chapter AARP members Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Steak House.

Help is Here Express visits Batesville area

July 12, 2007 Patients who lack prescription coverage and can’t get the medicines they require may be eligible for free or nearly free medicine, according to the Partnership for Prescription Assistance and th

Inmate won’t testify at trial

July 12, 2007 ASH FLAT — An inmate who wrote letters confessing to a double homicide 20 years ago and later recanted his story won’t testify in the trial of another man accused of the crime.

News of Other Days

July 12, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 22, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Bingo licenses issued

July 11, 2007 The cages will soon be rolling and the daubers will soon be daubing in Independence County as two local organizations have secured newly minted bingo licenses. 

Inmate confession delays trial

July 11, 2007 ASH FLAT — The trial involving a 20-year-old murder case in Sharp County has been delayed.Opening statements were originally scheduled for today in the trial of Steven Wertz for the murders o

Treatment plant needs discussed with council

July 11, 2007 Jeff Dehnhardt and Jim Ulmer from McGoodwin Williams and Yates engineering firm of Fayetteville presented the City of Batesville with an Inflow and Infiltration study and flow monitoring report for th

Churches, businesses targeted by thieves

July 11, 2007 Four churches, as well as other businesses, were targeted by thieves between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, according to reports filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.