Accused murderer found hanged

September 13, 2006 ASH FLAT — A man charged with beating a child to death in Cherokee Village earlier this year was found dead in his cell in the Sharp County Jail this morning, authorities said. 

$6.6 million in revenue bonds OK’d

September 13, 2006 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board on Tuesday authorized the issuance of water and sewer revenue bonds in the principal amount of $6.6 million to USDA Rural Development for c

Disaster drill scheduled for Thursday

September 13, 2006 A countywide disaster drill is scheduled for Independence County Thursday and motorists are warned to watch for emergency vehicles all across the county.

News of Other Days

September 13, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 23, 1993. 77 YEARS AGO

Herbs, copper wire, motor, other items stolen

September 12, 2006 David Collier told Cpl. Kirk Green that someone had broken into Specialty Foods at 913 Broad St. sometime between Saturday and Monday morning and stole about eight boxes of herbal drugs.

Man arrested after giving officer false name

September 12, 2006 A man who reportedly said he was stupid and didn’t know why he lied, just before he tried to run from police, was arrested on drug charges Friday morning.

Travelers check scam reported to authorities

September 12, 2006 A Batesville college student who recognized when something was too good to be true has turned over $3,000 worth of travelers checks to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.