News of Other Days

August 31, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 12, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Task force nixes tax increase

August 31, 2007 The newly formed Solid Waste Task Force met for the first time Thursday night to discuss possible ways to finance Independence County’s solid waste program.

Inmate beaten

August 31, 2007 ASH FLAT — Three Sharp County jail inmates have been charged in Sharp County Circuit Court for allegedly beating another inmate so severely his spleen had to be removed, according to affidavits

Manslaughter plea entered

August 30, 2007 ASH FLAT — An accomplice in a 20-year-old murder case will not face the death penalty or spend the rest of his life behind bars.

FutureFuels looking to change tax rate

August 30, 2007 Representatives from FutureFuels, the Batesville School District, the Cedar Ridge School District and Independence County met with the county equalization board this morning at the Citizen Bank Annex.

War hero could make, fix anything

August 30, 2007 CAVE CITY — “He could make anything he wanted to.”  “He could fix anything.” “He was the best finish carpenter.”

Store employee arrested for theft

August 29, 2007 MELBOURNE — An employee of the Snappy Mart in Calico Rock has been charged with stealing money out of the cash register, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.

NTSB releases report on plane crash

August 29, 2007 The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on a Jan. 4 airplane accident that killed two Texas men.

Funds ‘even’

August 29, 2007 The chamber may have just broke even but the community did well, Jonah Shumate, president and chief executive officer of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, told board members this morning.