News of Other Days

June 15, 2005 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 22, 1992. 89 Years Ago

Woman’s screams scare off burglar

June 15, 2005 A Pleasant Plains woman woke her husband up around 11:30 Tuesday night screaming, saying she could hear a burglar in the house.

Vacancy declared

June 15, 2005 The Batesville City Council has a vacancy since the recent death of Alderman Jim Mitchum Jr. Mitchum died June 6 at age 66. He was serving Ward 4 Position 1.

Family campground destroyed by fire

June 15, 2005 Arson is suspected in an overnight fire that destroyed a family campground on Allen Road near Cushman. Five camper trailers, a well house and a pickup truck were destroyed in the fire.

Council enacts tax

June 15, 2005 A new hotel and hamburger tax will take effect Aug. 1, meaning customers who seek lodging or go out to eat will have to pay a little extra.

Jewelry, guns reported stolen

June 14, 2005 Burglary of a Rooster Road residence has netted thieves over $4,500 worth of jewelry, guns and household items, according Deputy John Carroll with the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Board names new employees

June 14, 2005 Resignations and employment contracts were approved by the directors on the Batesville School Board during a meeting Monday evening at the high school, including the naming of Joyce Richey as the n

Sharp justices amend budgets

June 14, 2005 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Quorum Court increased the sheriff's budget $13,909 Monday to pay a deputy to be stationed at Ozark Acres for the remainder of the year, but it actually won't cost the c