Redesigned $5 in circulation

March 24, 2008 A brand new redesigned $5 bill was distributed by the Federal Reserve on March 13 and one of the first made its way to the Batesville area Wednesday morning.

Tax on property bill is ‘voluntary’

March 24, 2008 An ordinance the Independence County Quorum Court passed more than a year ago is raising some questions now that citizens are receiving their property tax bill.

Izard County places 2nd in Rumble-N-Raiderville

March 21, 2008 JONESBORO - The Izard County Lady Cougars were defeated by the Westside Consolidated Lady Warriors in the championship game of the Rumble-N-Raiderville softball tournament here Thursday.

BHS girls get jump on track foes

March 21, 2008 VILONIA - Madison Neely and Liz Walton combined for 75 points and the Batesville Lady Pioneers doubled their nearest high school track and field foes at the Vilonia Eagle Relays here Thursday night.

News of Other Days

March 21, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 3, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Church burglary reported

March 21, 2008 The Independence County Sheriff's office is investigating the break-in of a local church Tuesday afternoon.

Guard wins awards

March 21, 2008 The Batesville Daily Guard was among those recognized at the annual Arkansas Press Association Winter Convention in North Little Rock Saturday, winning several awards including three in one category a

Couple dancing across nation stop in Newport

March 21, 2008 NEWPORT - A Baltimore couple dancing their way across the United States will rock to the music of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers at the Depot Diner on Front Street in Newport from 7 to 9 p.m.