Griffen gives viewpoints

March 20, 2006 Appellate Judge Wendell Griffen believes citizens have a right to know a political candidate’s views before they elect him or her to office, especially if that candidate is vying for a seat on t

Cave City fire chief seeks public’s help

March 17, 2006 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Fire Department is asking the public for help in stopping an arsonist who has been busy in south Sharp County and northern Independence County since February, Fire Chie

Sign ordinance goes into effect

March 17, 2006 A new sign ordinance has been put into effect in the city of Batesville, but it may be too late for four proposed signs on two of the city’s busiest streets. 

News of Other Days

March 17, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 26, 1993. 89 Years Ago

Wanted Independence Co. S.O.

March 17, 2006 The following list of persons with active warrants is issued by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Wanted persons are listed by their name, city, date of birth and number of warrants.

City attorney seeks re-election

March 17, 2006 Scott M. Stalker, Democrat, has announced his candidacy for re-election as city attorney of Batesville, a position he has held since 1999.

Shetron to run for city council

March 17, 2006 David Shetron of Batesville has announced his candidacy for the Batesville City Council, Ward 2, Position 1, a seat, which is being vacated by John Cooke.

Sex offender has new address

March 16, 2006 A level 3 registered sex offender listed as living in Batesville is no longer a resident of Independence County, according to information released today from the Arkansas Crime Information Center.