Inmate relates jail confession

December 20, 2007 MIAMI (AP) — A jail inmate has told investigators that one suspect in the killings of four people aboard a charter fishing boat admitted his role in the shooting deaths, but insisted he did not

No tax increase needed

December 20, 2007 SULPHUR ROCK — No tax increase is needed to fund a long-term facilities plan approved Monday by the Batesville School Board.

Olympic effort achieves bronze

December 20, 2007 “It excites and thrills me, because it shows people are doing what they’re supposed to be doing.”         —Mark Sparks

News of Other Days

December 19, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 30, 1994.73 YEARS AGO

Wanted by the Independence County Sheriff

December 19, 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.


December 19, 2007 Regarding the trash mess in Independence County, I am amazed at how well the county government and the advisors stayed with the old ‘tax and spend’ of solving the trash problem.  An i

Newark school cafeteria dressed up for holidays

December 19, 2007 NEWARK — The sign on the door says “Welcome to Our Magical Christmas,” and walking into the Newark Elementary cafeteria, one may feel like he or she has stepped into a winter wonderl

Montgomery retires

December 19, 2007 A familiar face will soon be absent from the Department of Finance and Administration in Batesville.  

County passes budget

December 19, 2007 Independence County has a 2008 budget.After several months of discussion and more than a dozen meetings, the quorum court approved it Tuesday night.