UACCB receives $1.9M

December 18, 2006 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has been awarded $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor, officials have announced.

Thefts, threats reported to sheriff’s office

December 18, 2006 Several guns and some household items were reportedly stolen from a Floral residence overnight Thursday, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Alaska resident loses life in accident

December 18, 2006 A head-on crash Saturday afternoon near Tumbling Shoals in Cleburne County claimed the life of a 71-year-old Willow, Alaska, woman, according to Arkansas State Police reports.

News of Other Days

December 18, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 29, 1993. 77 YEARS AGO

New buses to be purchased at Cave City

December 18, 2006 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board voted unanimously Thursday to solicit bids for two new route buses for the 2007-08 school year, Superintendent Steven Green said.

Fire destroys home

December 18, 2006 Smoldering rubble and a crumbling foundation are all that remains of the Sandra Brown residence following a fire of unknown origin late Friday night. 

County wants out of trash business

December 15, 2006 With a 10-to-1 vote, the Independence County Quorum Court justices moved Monday night to lease the county-owned trash collection and transfer station to a private enterprise.

Sleeping man arrested

December 15, 2006 A man reportedly found passed out in the middle of a highway and who said he “just wanted to sleep” was arrested and given a county bed early Thursday.