Tornado sweeps state, counties dodge bullet

April 4, 2008 No homes are being threatened and all dams are holding strong following a night of heavy thunderstorms across north central Arkansas, according to local emergency officials.

No headlight leads police to meth

April 3, 2008 A traffic stop for no headlight allegedly led state police to a woman in possession of methamphetamine, according to an affidavit filed in circuit court by 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force agent

Several thefts reported to authorities

April 3, 2008 A 2005 Honda four-wheeler was among the items taken from a Newport Road residence overnight last Thursday, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Charges filed against man wielding gun

April 3, 2008 A man shot for allegedly pointing a gun at a policeman at the Batesville Wal-Mart store is facing several felony charges, according to a court affidavit filed by Special Agent Wendell Jines of the Ark

MSB accredited

April 3, 2008 Main Street Batesville has been accredited as a 2008 National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards, according to a news release.

Disaster discussed

April 3, 2008 MELBOURNE - Quorum court members were updated on the recent damage done by floods in Izard County when they met Tuesday night.

News of Other Days

April 2, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 13, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Police make arrest

April 2, 2008 The driver of a vehicle, reported to be prowling around buildings in the area of Pfeiffer Road north of Batesville, was questioned and arrested on warrants early Monday morning, according to Independ