Reader enjoys paper

December 29, 2006 I especially enjoyed the Dec 22 Christmas stories, and the section introducing the people that put the Batesville Guard out each day.

DWI, public intox arrests made

December 29, 2006 A North Carolina man faces several driving and alcohol-related charges following a traffic stop Christmas Eve, according to Deputy Randy Jones with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials retire

December 29, 2006 Three longtime Independence County employees who chose not to seek re-election will be honored at a public reception this afternoon from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Independence County courthouse.

Dog attacks health worker

December 29, 2006 A local health department worker was reportedly bitten by a dog as she got out of her car at a residence on Brushy Road Thursday morning.

UACCB, John 3:16 team up

December 29, 2006 Batesville’s community college has teamed up with a local rehabiliation program to help provide those recovering from addictions a better chance at a new life. 

Writer leaves legacy

December 28, 2006 Rebecca Branscum’s family might not have known her final wish was to help others if it weren’t for a close friend who noticed her driver’s license marked “organ donor.”

Biard steps down

December 28, 2006 Joe M. Biard is about to become John Q. Public, and Biard, who is Batesville’s longest serving mayor, says he’s ready to step down.

News of Other Days

December 28, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 7, 1994. 77 YEARS AGO

Burglary, thefts reported to authorities

December 28, 2006 A local woman reported her home burglarized and jewelry taken Christmas night, according to Deputy Rob Leonard with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.