1/8 cent tax sought

March 30, 2006 Come November, voters in the city of Batesville could be faced with two sales tax proposals.

Banken: ‘It is really buyer beware’

March 30, 2006 Sometimes called “the drug the government forgot to ban,” a Mexican herb known to give users intense hallucinations has recently crept into small towns like Batesville by way of the Intern

Inmates moved from prison after riot

March 30, 2006 CALICO ROCK — What began as an argument over “stolen coffee” erupted in a race riot this week between black and white inmates at the Northcentral Unit at Calico Rock.

Cedar Ridge cuts four jobs

March 29, 2006 NEWARK — Nine certified letters have been sent to employees of the Cedar Ridge School District and four of those nine no longer have jobs. 

Man without valid license ignores order to not drive

March 29, 2006 CAVE CITY — A Smithville man was arrested Tuesday in Cave City for continuing to drive without a valid driver’s license even after receiving a citation for the same offense six days earlie

News of Other Days

March 29, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 7, 1993. 95 Years Ago

Escapee captured in bedroom

March 29, 2006 ASH FLAT — Sharp County sheriff’s officers serving a misdemeanor warrant found more than they expected at a residence Tuesday — a state prison escapee hiding in a bedroom.

Proposal set at $6.25

March 28, 2006 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An alternative minimum wage proposal has surfaced that would set the hourly wage in Arkansas at $6.25, rather than $6.15 as set out in a proposed constitutional amendment.&