City employee admits to theft

April 13, 2006 CAVE CITY — A Batesville City employee faces charges after law enforcement officials found stolen items at his home and a woman faces drug charges in an unrelated incident.

Berry seeking one more term

April 13, 2006 Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.) came to Batesville Tuesday afternoon in search of one more positive reception. 

Family watches business grow

April 12, 2006 Thurman Skinner grew up knowing first-hand the importance of hard work that included everything from raising cows and hogs to cutting timber.

Smoking discussed

April 12, 2006 A smoking ban in Batesville’s parks may end up driving some events to other locations, a member of the Batesville Kiwanis Club told the city council Tuesday night.

Officials get raise

April 12, 2006 It wasn’t unanimous, but Independence County justices of the peace have voted to give all elected county officials, except JPs, a 3 percent raise.

Two dead in shooting

April 12, 2006 Two men are dead after what authorities are calling a homicide-suicide Tuesday afternoon. 

News of Other Days

April 12, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 21, 1993. 89 Years Ago

JP prefers county tax

April 11, 2006 Since the city of Batesville is looking at a one-cent sales tax, at least one member of the Independence County Quorum Court wants the county to consider the same thing.

Three jailed for alcohol, drugs

April 11, 2006 Drug- and alcohol-related incidents sent three Independence County residents to jail Friday and Saturday nights, according to reports filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.