Kerr sentenced in child sex case

April 24, 2007 MELBOURNE — A Franklin man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after entering a plea agreement to sexual crimes committed against children.

Chamber eyes ACE status

April 24, 2007 Batesville and Independence County must come together to pursue the economic development they desire, Jonah Shumate, president and chief executive officer of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, t

Dog offers therapy, love

April 24, 2007 He was a dog that nobody wanted, a “misfit” who had been abandoned by the family that promised to love and care for him.

News of Other Days

April 23, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 3, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Toucan Jam entertains students

April 23, 2007 Batesville elementary students traveled the world this week without leaving Lyon College’s Brown Chapel.

Woman seriously injured in wreck

April 23, 2007 A one-car crash Tuesday seriously injured a Charlotte woman but her 5-year-old granddaughter managed to escape the mangled car and seek out help, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

Speeding truck hits parked cars, police say

April 23, 2007 Two parked cars at the Pro-Dentec building across from the Batesville Regional Airport were heavily damaged Friday morning after a Desha man lost control of his speeding truck.

Body found in carport

April 23, 2007 A west Batesville man was found dead in his neighbors’ carport Friday afternoon, according to Deputy Stacy Wright with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Board OKs fee increase

April 23, 2007 Students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville may see an increase in certain fees next year.

UACCB, Southside collaboration sees first-year success

April 23, 2007 The number of Southside graduates planning to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is about twice what it was last year, the college Board of Visitors learned at its meeti