Stand-off ends

August 18, 2006 A three-hour stand-off with police ended peacefully Thursday afternoon when 36-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Burns surrendered to Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers.

News of Other Days

August 18, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 30, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO

Elephants are ‘smart, creative’

August 18, 2006 JONESBORO — Elephant trainer Libby Garcia said the elephants she and her husband, Billy Morris, work with are intelligent and creative.

City workers interrupt break-in

August 17, 2006 City employees interrupted a pair of youths trying to break into a building at the Batesville Recreation Complex north of town Wednesday afternoon, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s

Vet responds to article

August 17, 2006 The veterinarian charged with treating animals sheltered by the Humane Society of Independence County says the society and its practices were misrepresented in a recent Guard article.

Arson blamed in fire

August 17, 2006 Arson has been determined as the cause of the blaze that resulted in minor damage to the Batesville High School gym Monday morning.