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. 

Drowning ruled homicide-suicide

July 17, 2007 The official cause of death of two men who died in the White River near Collietown Road on July 8 has been ruled as drowning by the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

Couple attacks police; arrested for making threats

July 17, 2007 A 19-year-old Batesville man and his 17-year-old girlfriend were arrested following a disturbance Friday afternoon in which police officers were attacked and bystanders threatened, according to Indepe

MSB get funds

July 17, 2007 A “pocket park” in downtown Batesville will soon be getting a sprucing up. 

County Fair gets under way

July 17, 2007 The 87th Independence County Fair opens today and will run through Saturday with an impressive schedule of events. Country music star T.G.

Trial focus shifts

July 17, 2007 ASH FLAT — The accused murderer’s ex-wife and the state medical examiner joined others in presenting testimony for the state Monday in the 20-year old Sharp County double homicide case.

News of Other Days

July 17, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 27, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Serving hope for hungry

July 16, 2007 An elderly man chooses between bread and the medication for his high blood pressure.

Trial starts week two

July 16, 2007 ASH FLAT — Week two of a 20-year-old double homicide trial gets under way today. The first two days were spent in jury selection, the third in a closed hearing.

Charity builds opportunities

July 16, 2007 A burgeoning local chapter of a global charity is ready to get its hands dirty building homes for those in need.