Thompson steps down as United Way director

May 24, 2006 She stepped in at a crucial time to get the United Way of Independence County out of a bind, and now that she’s no longer needed, executive director Dedra Thompson has resigned.

Brown, Weaver win in Sharp County

May 24, 2006 ASH FLAT — Larry Brown, a former justice of the peace, won the Democratic nomination for the Sharp County judge’s position on Tuesday, outpolling another former JP, Marcus Goings of Har

Elumbaugh, McDonald, Shetron win

May 24, 2006 Two Batesville City Council races were decided Tuesday night, but it will be November before the mayor’s race is finalized.

Election day begins with minor problems

May 23, 2006 The electronic machines are set up, but so far the majority of Batesville voters aren’t using them and election workers outside the city are dealing with a few busted machines this morning.

Stone dedicated

May 23, 2006 Visitors to the Independence County jail may have noticed a large limestone slab erected nearby.

Smart sentenced

May 23, 2006 A plea bargain agreement by a man charged with two counts of rape and six other counts of crimes involving children was reached in a Batesville courtroom Monday afternoon.

Utility, Townsends reach agreement

May 23, 2006 Repayment for an underbilling to one of the city’s largest utility customers has been agreed upon, Batesville Utilities commissioners learned Monday night.

News of Other Days

May 23, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 2, 1993. 89 Years Ago

Educational Exchange

May 23, 2006 SOUTHSIDE — Nine Southside Middle School teachers returned from England last month with fresh ideas and new perspectives after observing the education system of Dorset County.

Newark area chamber hopes to lure industry

May 23, 2006 NEWARK — The Newark Area Chamber of Commerce is conducting a membership drive during May, with this year’s memberships pro-rated at half-price, President Bill Austin said.