Driver faces felony assault charges

July 18, 2007 A man who has a history of fleeing from police has been formally charged with felony assault and fleeing after trying to run down an officer July 6, according to Independence County Circuit Court docu

Chamber focuses on water carnival

July 18, 2007 According to Jonah Shumate, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s 64th annual White River Water Carnival is going to be something that surprises a lot of people.

Fair attendance up despite heat

July 18, 2007 Despite the heat, attendance was up at the 87th annual Independence County Fair with 2,164 people attending the first night’s festivities compared to last year’s 2000. 

Biodiesel considered

July 18, 2007 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is considering using biodiesel for its fleet of buses.

Drowning ruled homicide-suicide

July 17, 2007 The official cause of death of two men who died in the White River near Collietown Road on July 8 has been ruled as drowning by the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

Couple attacks police; arrested for making threats

July 17, 2007 A 19-year-old Batesville man and his 17-year-old girlfriend were arrested following a disturbance Friday afternoon in which police officers were attacked and bystanders threatened, according to Indepe

MSB get funds

July 17, 2007 A “pocket park” in downtown Batesville will soon be getting a sprucing up. 

County Fair gets under way

July 17, 2007 The 87th Independence County Fair opens today and will run through Saturday with an impressive schedule of events. Country music star T.G.

Trial focus shifts

July 17, 2007 ASH FLAT — The accused murderer’s ex-wife and the state medical examiner joined others in presenting testimony for the state Monday in the 20-year old Sharp County double homicide case.

News of Other Days

July 17, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 27, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO