Snow blankets Independence County

February 1, 2007 Schools were closed today, and many people were staying home, especially after weather snarled traffic at several intersections Wednesday afternoon. 

Garbage rates increased by $2

January 31, 2007 Rising costs have strained the city of Batesville’s budget, and Tuesday night the city council raised garbage rates to help meet those costs, effective March 1.

News of Other Days

January 31, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 10, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Hardy officials ask for warning system

January 31, 2007 HARDY — Two flood-related deaths in the Spring River area in September prompted Hardy city officials to ask two federal agencies for development of an early flood warning system.

Fire department to update

January 31, 2007 Starting Monday, the Batesville Fire Department will visit businesses to update its preplanning and risk management program, Fire Chief Danny Russell said.

Media event slated

January 31, 2007 In an effort to increase tourism, an “All About Arkansas Regional Media Day” is scheduled for March 28, and Batesville area organizations will play a large role in attracting journalists t