Reminiscing with Bess Wolf

June 15, 2007 Bess Wolf renewed her driver’s license earlier this week although she turns 99 on Saturday and doesn’t drive anymore.  “You never know,” she said, winking.

Sidney man injured when tire blows out

June 15, 2007 A blowout on a dirt road Wednesday afternoon sent a Sidney man to the emergency room, according to an accident report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Alleged thief spends birthday in jail

June 14, 2007 ASH FLAT — A man who apparently stole a cell phone and other items from a pickup truck in Cherokee Village on Sunday is spending his birthday in jail, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said.

Design eyed

June 14, 2007 Some downtown Batesville businesses may soon be getting a “face lift” with a little help from Main Street Arkansas, a program of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

Local teen needs lift for college

June 14, 2007 He’s got his acceptance letter, class schedule and a plan, but he’s still got one more major hurdle to cross before he starts college this fall.

Shooting, stabbing reported

June 14, 2007 Officers are investigating a possible shooting and stabbing in Magness that injured two people early this morning.

News of other days

June 14, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 24, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Man charged with raping 12-year-old girl

June 13, 2007 ASH FLAT — A Cherokee Village man was charged with rape after telling police he raped a 12-year-old female, according to public records in the Sharp County and Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Sharp County finances improving

June 13, 2007 ASH FLAT — Sharp County will get $139,210 in state general improvement funds next month, County Judge Larry Brown told the quorum court during a regular meeting Monday.