Fair attendance up despite heat

July 18, 2007 Despite the heat, attendance was up at the 87th annual Independence County Fair with 2,164 people attending the first night’s festivities compared to last year’s 2000. 

Biodiesel considered

July 18, 2007 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is considering using biodiesel for its fleet of buses.

Snyder testifies against Wertz

July 18, 2007 ASH FLAT — The state rested Tuesday after presenting testimony from two of its key witnesses in the 20-year-old Sharp County double homicide case, and this morning the defense rested.

Wanted by the Independence County Sheriff

July 18, 2007 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.

Driver faces felony assault charges

July 18, 2007 A man who has a history of fleeing from police has been formally charged with felony assault and fleeing after trying to run down an officer July 6, according to Independence County Circuit Court docu

News of Other Days

July 18, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 28, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Chamber focuses on water carnival

July 18, 2007 According to Jonah Shumate, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s 64th annual White River Water Carnival is going to be something that surprises a lot of people.

Drowning ruled homicide-suicide

July 17, 2007 The official cause of death of two men who died in the White River near Collietown Road on July 8 has been ruled as drowning by the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

Couple attacks police; arrested for making threats

July 17, 2007 A 19-year-old Batesville man and his 17-year-old girlfriend were arrested following a disturbance Friday afternoon in which police officers were attacked and bystanders threatened, according to Indepe