County passes budget

December 19, 2007 Independence County has a 2008 budget.After several months of discussion and more than a dozen meetings, the quorum court approved it Tuesday night.

News of Other Days

December 19, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 30, 1994.73 YEARS AGO

Wanted by the Independence County Sheriff

December 19, 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.


December 19, 2007 Regarding the trash mess in Independence County, I am amazed at how well the county government and the advisors stayed with the old ‘tax and spend’ of solving the trash problem.  An i

Newark school cafeteria dressed up for holidays

December 19, 2007 NEWARK — The sign on the door says “Welcome to Our Magical Christmas,” and walking into the Newark Elementary cafeteria, one may feel like he or she has stepped into a winter wonderl

Montgomery retires

December 19, 2007 A familiar face will soon be absent from the Department of Finance and Administration in Batesville.  

Utility head eliminated

December 18, 2007 The Batesville City Council cut nearly $100,000 from the 2008 utilities budget Monday night when it eliminated one position — that of the department head.

Wet/dry petitions circulated

December 18, 2007 ASH FLAT — Sharp County Attorney Larry Kissee told quorum court members Monday that petitioners seeking to put a wet-dry issue on the November ballot may take signatures in the courthouse, altho

Jobs cut

December 18, 2007 It took some time and effort, but the Independence County Quorum Court passed a solid waste budget Monday night.