Two businesses destroyed

December 26, 2006 A fire at one downtown business was still burning Friday night when Batesville firefighters were called to a second business where an explosion forced two firefighters out of the building and knocked

News of Other Days

December 26, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 5, 1994. 77 YEARS AGO

Shumate to head chamber

December 22, 2006 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will ring in 2007 with a new president after all.

Wanted by the Indepedence County Sheriff

December 22, 2006 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.

Golf card supports museum

December 22, 2006 The Old Independence Regional Museum golf card gives holders the opportunity to play nine regional golf courses throughout the 2007 season and to support an area nonprofit at the same time.

Negligent homicide case continued until April 9

December 22, 2006 ASH FLAT — The case of a Florida man charged with negligent homicide in Sharp County Circuit Court has been continued until April 9, according to public records in the county and circuit clerk&r

Indigent man charged with arson

December 22, 2006 A Batesville man accused of arson, and claiming he owes $125,000 in medical and other bills, has filed as an indigent person with the Independence County Circuit Court.

Locust Grove crash injures couple

December 22, 2006 A Greers Ferry couple, slowing down for a tree trimming crew on Highway 25 at the foot of Brock Mountain, were injured when their 1994 Chevrolet pickup was rear-ended Thursday morning.

Letters to Santa

December 22, 2006 Dear Santa I want a ... art kit Bratz game and a surprise pleas. Love Abby grace Antici Batesville Dear Santa,

Christmas finds room at the inn

December 22, 2006 Christmas came a little early this year for the residents at Independence Inn when Thomas Smith, his wife Victoria and their 4-year-old son Joel drove all the way from Fort Campbell, Ky., bearing gift