Engineer finds body near track

February 12, 2007 A partially decomposed, unidentified body was found this morning alongside the Missouri-Pacific railroad tracks near downtown Batesville. 

Woman allegedly robbed at knifepoint

February 12, 2007 A Batesville woman was robbed at knifepoint by another woman who claimed she needed a ride and would not get out of her victim’s car, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff&r

News of Other Days

February 12, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 22, 1994.  73 YEARS AGO

Wounded fugitive remains in hospital

February 12, 2007 LITTLE ROCK — An Illinois fugitive who was wounded Friday as he resisted arrest south of Highland by Arkansas State Police Special Agent Wendell Jines remains in White River Medical Center this

Neighbors on rocky road over paving

February 9, 2007 MELBOURNE — A gravel road in Izard County that has left neighbors divided and on rocky terms for years with county officials may soon be smoothed out. 

Brewing up a good life

February 9, 2007 MELBOURNE — Bo Kirgis gestures toward a customer sitting in the corner of the Mill Creek Coffee Shoppe.

Utilities puts tax proposal in motion

February 9, 2007 The Batesville Water Utility is asking the city council to support a sales tax to finance several million dollars in wastewater improvements.