Playing follow the leader

December 9, 2014 Daris Howard “Life’s Outtakes” It was the day before Thanksgiving, and we were on our way to visit some relatives.

The implosion of Bill Cosby

December 9, 2014 Joe Gandelman “Independent’s Eye” The world is watching the career and reputation of comedian Bill Cosby disintegrate virtually overnight …

Conversation about respect

December 9, 2014 Danny Gardner “Special to the Guard” Do we really need more conversations about race in America? Mainstream media, politicians …

Thank secularists for Christmas

December 8, 2014 Tina Dupuy “SoapBlox” According to thinkers like presidential candidate Rick Santorum, America is a Christian nation. Really? The …

‘Gone With The Wind’ turns 75

December 5, 2014 Danny Tyree “Tyrades!” Movie fans, remember a time when the only “F-word” was “fiddle-dee-dee”? That question comes to mind …

MSB responds to letters to editor

December 4, 2014 To the Citizens of Independence County: The Main Street Batesville organization feels the need to respond to two recent letters to the editor …

Benjamin Watson gets it right

December 4, 2014 Camille Nesler “Outside the Box” This week, I’m not writing my own opinion column. I’m not writing it because a …

Cozy up for the holidays

December 3, 2014 Jeanni Brosius “Where We Live” Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to focus on Christmas. I’m sure many of …

1964 Razorbacks made comeback

December 3, 2014 Dr. Ken Bridges “History Minute” For the Arkansas Razorbacks, the 1963 season had been a disappointment, with the team ending …