News of Other Days

August 10, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 20, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO

Melon fest entertainment includes Batesville born

August 10, 2006 CAVE CITY — The 27th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival entertainment starts at 6:30 tonight with 1950s style rock ‘n’ roll music, but lots of other musical entertainment is on tap

Filings create six mayoral races

August 10, 2006 ASH FLAT — Filings for political positions in Sharp County before Wednesday’s noon deadline created races for the mayors’ jobs in six cities, according to a filing list obtained from

$5,000 reward offered

August 10, 2006 NEWPORT— A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who shot a 15-year-old Newport boy in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night.

Several candidates file at last minute

August 10, 2006 One of the Southside incorporation organizers will be running unopposed for mayor there, if voters approve the proposed incorporation in November.

Water, Sewer commission abolished

August 10, 2006 NEWARK — The Newark City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to abolish the Water and Sewer Commission, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said. The vote followed a personnel session.

County looks at trash options

August 9, 2006 Independence County may have the opportunity to get out of the costly trash transfer business at a time when all of its equipment is in need of major repair or replacement.