Tax talk dominates court session

May 15, 2007 ASH FLAT — Residents of all Sharp County fire districts except Wirth will likely get to decide whether to assess themselves a $25 annual tax to help their fire departments, but not just yet.

Police officers memorial ceremony set at Ash Flat

May 15, 2007 ASH FLAT — Sharp County’s 14th Annual Police Officers Memorial ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday on the county courthouse parking lot in Ash Flat, county officials said.

News of Other Days

May 15, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 25, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Internet sex charges filed against local man

May 15, 2007 Thinking he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl on the Internet about sex, a Cushman man was in reality talking with a police officer from the Jonesboro Police Department, according to Craighead Coun

Court waits to fix budget

May 15, 2007 The Independence County Quorum Court decided Monday night the best course of action for dealing with a projected $415,000 budget shortfall was inaction.

Safe boating class big draw in Batesville

May 14, 2007 Working in partnership with the Batesville Daily Guard, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission brought Batesville’s first public safe boating class to a record turnout of students, according to C

Police chief held hostage

May 14, 2007 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — A standoff involving Cherokee Village Police Chief Scott Goodwin, a woman and her ex-husband resulted in the man’s being charged with criminal attempt to commit first-de

Superintendent pleased with drill

May 14, 2007 With schools being the target of so many domestic and terrorist incidents, Friday’s training exercise was important for the Batesville School District, said Superintendent Ted Hall.