News of Other Days

January 7, 2016 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 30, 1997.

Capitol re-opens weekends

January 7, 2016 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has reversed course and says the state Capitol will remain open to the public …

TV repairman pulls the plug

January 6, 2016 With nearly 50 years in the TV repair business, Ivan Wood of Batesville, “the last known TV repairman in Independence County,” is pulling the …

Scandal, other issues plague county in 2015

January 6, 2016 Protests, scandal and a host of other issues plagued Independence County in 2015. Problems at the White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center resulted in charges …

Chamber seeks new tourism director

January 6, 2016 It’s a new year with new goals and one goal for the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is to raise enough funds to …

Boy robbed at gunpoint

January 6, 2016 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock boy has been held at gunpoint and robbed of his motorized two-wheel scooter, known as a hoverboard.

Mayor to host meeting

January 6, 2016 Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh’s first Community Update Meeting for 2016 will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Josie’s. As an added feature …