Independence County inmate found with cell phone

July 25, 2007 In jail on assault charges, after he allegedly tried to run down a drug task force officer, a Batesville man is now facing further charges after jail officials reported finding a cell phone in his cel

Construction worker arrested in Melbourne

July 25, 2007 MELBOURNE — A construction worker at the site of the new Melbourne High School was arrested last week for domestic assault, according to Izard County Tate Lawrence.

Weekend arrests, theft reported

July 25, 2007 A traffic stop early Sunday morning resulted in two people going to jail on alcohol-related charges, according to Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens.

News of Other Days

July 25, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 4, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

First Community Bank opens at new location

July 25, 2007 HIGHLAND — First Community Bank has officially opened its Highland office, the bank’s second location in Sharp County, announced First Community Bank president and chief operating officer

Bootlegger gets busted

July 25, 2007 A tip led the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force to a Southside residence where an undercover agent was reportedly able to buy alcohol with no questions asked. 

Presser promoted

July 25, 2007 CAVE CITY — Aaron Presser was appointed Tuesday as Cave City police chief.

Scouts request building

July 25, 2007 Area Scouts are hoping to put to use a building owned by, and recently vacated by, the city of Batesville.

Hanging probed

July 25, 2007 Local authorities are investigating the report of the hanging death of a woman at the Batesville Motor Speedway complex in Locust Grove.