Shetron recognized

November 19, 2007 Chrystal Shetron never considered college or thought it to be an option until she began University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in 2004.

Girls reported missing

November 19, 2007 CONCORD — Don and Phyllis Reed have spent the weekend getting no sleep, making what seems like countless phone calls and worrying.

Lyon Street shooting ruled as self-inflicted

November 19, 2007 The shooting death of a Batesville man at a Lyon Street apartment earlier this month has been ruled as suicide, according to Lt. Brenda Bittle with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

News of Other Days

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

Driver shoots self during traffic stop

November 19, 2007 When an Independence County deputy left Batesville this morning to pick up a prisoner, his trip got interrupted when a man killed himself.

Southside sewer may be extended

November 16, 2007 SOUTHSIDE — A survey shows that 84 percent of those responding so far want Southside sewer service extended to the Allen Chapel Road area, Manager John Richardson told the Southside Public Water

County judge affirms appraisals

November 16, 2007 Independence County Judge Bill Hicks affirmed both the FutureFuel Chemical Company and Town Plaza tax appraisals Thursday.

Three hurt

November 16, 2007 Three people were injured around 2 p.m. in a two-vehicle crash atop Ramsey Mountain south of Batesville Wednesday afternoon.

Finding reasons to be thankful

November 16, 2007 When Jeanne and Matthew Mangus were told their unborn child had spina bifida they were given a choice. They could keep the baby or have an abortion.

Sharp County employees get pay raise for 2008

November 15, 2007 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court on Tuesday approved a 2008 general budget that includes pay raises for employees along with a streamlined pay scale.