Miller recognized by state

August 19, 2008 Debbie Miller, director of Curriculum and Instruction, received a plaque Monday afternoon at the Bateville School Board meeting after being named Arkansas Curriculum and Instruction School Administrat

Justices propose quarter-cent sales tax

August 19, 2008 A quarter cent. That's the amount decided on at Monday night's special meeting by the Independence County Quorum Court to ask the voters to approve for economic development.

News of other days

August 18, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 29, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Gas prices keep dropping in Arkansas

August 18, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The average price of gas in Arkansas has plunged nearly 40 cents from a month ago, when record-setting prices neared the $4 mark.

Man accepted into grad school

August 18, 2008 Matthew Stinson, son of Dr. Russell and Laura Stinson of Batesville, has recently been accepted into graduate school at Hochschule Pforzheim in Pforzheim, Germany.

Cynthia Blankenship earns juris doctorate

August 18, 2008 Cynthia E. Blankenship of Batesville has received the juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law in graduation ceremonies May 18 at the Miami Convocation Center.

Family & Friends Briefs

August 18, 2008 Colored pencil workshop slated Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Beginners Colored Pencil Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Batesville Art Gallery.

Hot woman arrested on highway

August 18, 2008 A woman wanting a bottle of water was arrested while sitting on the side of the highway Thursday afternoon, according to Independence County Deputy Duane Grice.

Stolen property recovered from vacant house

August 18, 2008 Acting on a tip from a citizen, officers with the Independence County Sheriff's Office were able to recover several cases of stolen soft drinks and other items from a vacant house Saturday.