Batesville water office manager retires

December 30, 2005 Karen Davis says it's time to give up a job she's held for 3 1/2 decades and leave her work family behind, but she's looking forward to retirement.

Smart faces two counts of rape

December 30, 2005 Two additional charges - this time, rape - have been filed against Chad Smart, 34, of 110 Rosewood after investigations reportedly turned up more information.

News of Other Days

December 30, 2005 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 8, 1993. 95 Years Ago

License to retire

December 29, 2005 Her first day on the job, she vowed she wouldn't return. Who would want to? It's the revenue office. People fight, throw pencils, break down the door and just get plain mad.

Monitor cuts jail expenses

December 29, 2005 In an era of rising operational and medical expenses, use of an electronic ankle monitor on some inmates is cutting costs for the Independence County jail.

News of Other Days

December 29, 2005 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 7, 1993. 95 Years Ago

Search yields cocaine

December 29, 2005 Two Newport men were arrested for alleged possession of rock cocaine after a motorist gave a police officer permission to search his truck.