Man arrested after blabbing on phone

December 8, 2005 ASH FLAT - A 58-year-old Cherokee Village man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman who was unable to consent, according to Cherokee Village police, Sharp County Deputy Sh

Murder, attempted murder charges filed

December 8, 2005 Multiple charges have been filed against a Batesville man after he allegedly shot a man and exchanged gunfire with a woman during a weekend shooting.

Batesville, Chinese city partner

December 7, 2005 In an effort to build stronger economic and cultural ties with an international community, Batesville has opened a door to a city in China.

Lack of grant money costs county $47K

December 7, 2005 MELBOURNE - Izard County will be forced to pay an extra $47,897 for the recent "phase one" courthouse renovations, Izard County Judge Rayburn Finley told the quorum court Tuesday night.

Christmas Brings Hope will deliver food boxes

December 7, 2005 Christmas can be a financially difficult time, especially for families whose resources are already stretched very thin. For these people there is help, thanks to Christmas Brings Hope.

Judge finds man guilty of one dog poisoning

December 7, 2005 Claiming a recent case was purely circumstantial in nature, District Judge Chaney Taylor Jr. has handed down a guilty verdict concerning an animal poisoning case.

Charges expected

December 7, 2005 A man shot in the face Sunday night died at a Little Rock hospital early this morning, according to Independence County Investigator Lt. Brenda Bittle.

Neighbors report fire

December 7, 2005 A Batesville home was destroyed Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out in the attic.

News of Other Days

December 7, 2005 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 16, 1992. 89 Years Ago

Bones found: ‘100% human’

December 7, 2005 HORSESHOE BEND - The search for Bridgett Sellars may be over. Authorities were told that bones found in a septic system last week are human remains.