Aviation program set for lift-off

July 19, 2007 A great-paying, exciting career is only two years away, according to officials at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Thousands flock to fair

July 19, 2007 The second night of the 87th annual Independence County Fair was muggy but that didn’t stop thousands of people from flocking to the fairgrounds to enjoy the second armband night of the fair.

Wertz condemned to die

July 19, 2007 ASH FLAT — A Florida man was sentenced to death by lethal injection this morning in a 20-year-old double homicide case in Sharp County. 

Wanted by the Independence County Sheriff

July 18, 2007 The following list of persons with active warrants is issued by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Wanted persons are listed by their name, date of birth, city and number of warrants.

Driver faces felony assault charges

July 18, 2007 A man who has a history of fleeing from police has been formally charged with felony assault and fleeing after trying to run down an officer July 6, according to Independence County Circuit Court docu

News of Other Days

July 18, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 28, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Chamber focuses on water carnival

July 18, 2007 According to Jonah Shumate, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s 64th annual White River Water Carnival is going to be something that surprises a lot of people.

Fair attendance up despite heat

July 18, 2007 Despite the heat, attendance was up at the 87th annual Independence County Fair with 2,164 people attending the first night’s festivities compared to last year’s 2000.