Fire department to update

January 31, 2007 Starting Monday, the Batesville Fire Department will visit businesses to update its preplanning and risk management program, Fire Chief Danny Russell said.

Media event slated

January 31, 2007 In an effort to increase tourism, an “All About Arkansas Regional Media Day” is scheduled for March 28, and Batesville area organizations will play a large role in attracting journalists t

Voices unheard

January 31, 2007 “Not in the best interest of the government.”

Garbage rates increased by $2

January 31, 2007 Rising costs have strained the city of Batesville’s budget, and Tuesday night the city council raised garbage rates to help meet those costs, effective March 1.

Two men charged with burglary, theft

January 30, 2007 Charges of residential burglary and theft of property, both felonies, have been filed against two Smithville men, according to a court affidavit filed by Det.

News of Other Days

January 30, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Wanted by the Indepedence County Sheriff

January 30, 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.

Wal-Mart employee, money still missing

January 30, 2007 Investigators with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office are following all leads in their search for Kirby Archer of Strawberry.

Taxi driver robbed at knife point

January 30, 2007 The owner of Jet Taxi Service, James Thomas of Desha, said he was robbed by a man wielding a knife Monday night, according to Deputy Rob Leonard.

New mayor gives report

January 30, 2007 His first 30 days in office, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh has found his expectations have changed, but he’s still motivated to help the city of Batesville.