Police investigate gun theft

August 31, 2007 Independence County authorities have taken reports of theft and forgery of several checks, as well as the theft of car stereo equipment, a shotgun and farm equipment.

Juvenile charged as adult

August 31, 2007 ASH FLAT — A West Plains juvenile who led police on a chase between Cave City and Batesville at speeds of up to 115 miles an hour has been charged as an adult in Sharp County Circuit Court, acco

News of Other Days

August 31, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 12, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Task force nixes tax increase

August 31, 2007 The newly formed Solid Waste Task Force met for the first time Thursday night to discuss possible ways to finance Independence County’s solid waste program.

Inmate beaten

August 31, 2007 ASH FLAT — Three Sharp County jail inmates have been charged in Sharp County Circuit Court for allegedly beating another inmate so severely his spleen had to be removed, according to affidavits

FutureFuels looking to change tax rate

August 30, 2007 Representatives from FutureFuels, the Batesville School District, the Cedar Ridge School District and Independence County met with the county equalization board this morning at the Citizen Bank Annex.

War hero could make, fix anything

August 30, 2007 CAVE CITY — “He could make anything he wanted to.”  “He could fix anything.” “He was the best finish carpenter.”

Manslaughter plea entered

August 30, 2007 ASH FLAT — An accomplice in a 20-year-old murder case will not face the death penalty or spend the rest of his life behind bars.

NTSB releases report on plane crash

August 29, 2007 The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on a Jan. 4 airplane accident that killed two Texas men.