A Little Rock contractor has been named in a local warrant for allegedly taking money for a job and failing to perform his services. The charge is felony theft by deception.
Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said in a court affidavit filed Tuesday that on Sept. 29 an elderly Independence County resident contracted with Thomas D. Hamilton, 45, of Stagecoach Road, to replace a pool liner at his home after getting Hamilton’s name through a local pool company.
CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 6 tonight in the high school media center for an expulsion hearing, said Superintendent Dr. Mike Davidson.
The case involves a 17-year-old boy accused of alleged bullying and alleged sexual harassment, Davidson said.
The Batesville Super 8 Motel is again offering its Hospitality for the Holidays Dec. 24 and 25, according to manager Rebecca Holleman.
“Gathering families together over the holidays can be difficult,” Holleman said. “When family members or friends are in nursing homes, veterans homes, hospitals or treatment facilities the task is even harder. We want to do our part by offering a free room over the holidays to those families that would not be able to visit their loved ones because of the expense.
FORT HOOD, Texas — Ten Arkansas National Guardsmen touched down on U.S. soil here today, catching a ride home with a plane-load of 1st Cavalry Division soldiers after a brief pit stop in Kuwait. The Arkansas soldiers, members of the Camp Robinson-based 77th Theater Aviation Brigade Headquarters, are among some of the last of the state’s deployed troops who are returning home in time for Christmas.
It wasn’t too long ago that Batesville native Nell Tebbetts was living in Los Angeles, working on movie sets and crossing paths with famous people.
“It was terrifying! Everyone thought I was crazy — in a good way,” said Tebbetts, who studied theater in college and headed out west to Hollywood after graduation.
Her parents, Terrell and Diane, however, were very supportive, even going with her to help her get settled in.
BAGHDAD — After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy.
Panetta stepped off his military plane in Baghdad today as the leader of America’s war in Iraq, but will leave as one of many top U.S. and global officials who hope to work with the struggling nation as it tries to find its new place in the Middle East and the broader world.
Anyone planning to dine at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant in the near future should make other arrangements.
The kitchen area of the Market Place Shopping Center restaurant on East Harrison Street was heavily damaged when a fire of unknown origin broke out around 8:35 this morning.
“We don’t know the exact location and source of the fire,” Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn said at the scene. “Right now we just know it started in the cooking area of the kitchen and the automatic sprinklers kicked in and confined it to the ventilation system. The sprinklers saved them.”
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 2, 1992.
95 YEARS AGO
Among reports received by the Guard of injuries and damage resulting from Monday’s storm is that Mrs. B. Sims of Sage, who was injured when the tornado wrecked her home, suffered the loss of one of her feet, amputated at the ankle. Harrison Hall of the Sage community lost his residence and barn, and his son, Walter Hall, lost his barn. Mrs. James Helms of Sage was picked up and carried through the air a considerable distance but was unhurt.
Boy, do we need to get back to the basics in America — even with our toys.
Consider: In the basement of any kid’s home you’ll find once-trendy, dust-collecting gadgets that are no longer played with.
So I was delighted to stumble across a Wired magazine article by Jonathan Liu that ranked “The 5 Best Toys of All Time.”
First up: the stick, a simple branch or hunk of wood you can find in your own backyard.
Though doing so is no longer acceptable today, when I was a kid I made several slingshots out of sticks that could fire a small rock a long way.
To listen to the “elite” media you’d think that a renowned statesman was regrettably planning to leave the political scene.
As Jason Mattera of Human Events has noted, “After his announcement that he won’t seek re-election, the Washington Post heralded the disheveled congressman Barney Frank as leaving a ‘legacy that crosses from legislative cornerstones to political confrontations to a historic place as the nation’s most prominent gay lawmaker.’”
Geologists and others, well, to coin a word let’s call them Earth-ologists, used to say — and many if not most still do — that humans came along very late in the formation of the Earth. For instance, in my college geology class, the professor told us that if the formation of the Earth was made into a 24-hour movie, humans would be in only the last three minutes of the show.
Well, I beg to differ. And so does my Bible (King James Version). And so does the evidence.
Rodney Hall’s granddaughter may be going to college, but it won’t be on the money he put into a local bank.
Hall said when he invested as a stockholder in First Southern Bank in Batesville, she was only 2 or 3 years old. The goal, he said, was for the money to grow along with her so that it would be available when she started college.
That plan didn’t work, because Hall, along with all the other investors lost their money after Kevin Lewis got involved with the organization.