Lyon College SGA president accepted to Harvard

May 9, 2006 Everyone at Lyon College knows Josh Manning is passionate about politics, and that passion will soon take him to Harvard University and into the career he’s dreamt of since high school.

Officials get pay increase

May 9, 2006 The coffers of Independence County continue to benefit from an ever increasing sales tax return and elected department heads in county government will be receiving a 3-percent pay raise.

JPs vote to sell property

May 9, 2006 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday to advertise the former Sharp Nursing Home property at Sidney for sale according to state bidding guidelines.

Erractic driver arrested for DWI

May 9, 2006 A Green Forest man has a June 7 court date after he was stopped early Sunday morning for allegedly driving across the center line several times and traveling at a slow rate of speed.

$51,000 raised

May 9, 2006 SOUTHSIDE — Independence County WalkAmercia 2006 was a success, raising $51,000 despite cool, damp weather and cloudy skies.

News of Other Days

May 9, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 18, 1993. 89 Years Ago

‘Rock salt’ tests for meth

May 9, 2006 ASH FLAT — A Cave City couple who had been fighting was arrested on drug charges when police responded Monday, Police Chief Vernon Gann said.

Guard wins 13 awards

May 8, 2006 The Batesville Daily Guard took home several first-place awards in the annual Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association contest, announced Saturday evening in Pine Bluff. 

Severe weather equipment arrives

May 8, 2006 People who can’t hear the local tornado sirens might have their fears eased with new weather radios that arrived in Independence County last week.