• Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight. …

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  • Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’ coming to ASU-Beebe

    BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department will celebrate the 49th Annual Arkansas Shakespeare Festival with the presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Owen Center Theater, located at 910 …

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  • Banner Church to hold gospel meeting

    BANNER — Banner Church of Christ will have a gospel meeting Friday through Sunday. Ricky Treat will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, and Joel Lewis will be the speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday will be homecoming day with Craig Wilson speaking at 10:30 a.m. …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 28, 1995.

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  • Randolph County sheriff calls for larger jail

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Randolph County officials are examining how to address overcrowding at the jail. Sheriff Gary Tribble said the jail can house 34 male inmates and that women are sent to another county. He says the state could close the jail due to overcrowding …

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  • Greenwood animal control officer gets radio after attack

    GREENWOOD (AP) — The Greenwood City Council has decided to outfit its animal control officer with a radio after he was attacked by a pack of dogs. City leaders approved the $2,700 expenditure for the hand-held radio on Monday. Police Chief Will Dawson told council …

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  • Paul Revere of Raiders rock band dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76. Roger Hart, manager for Paul Revere and the Raiders, said he died Saturday at his home in Garden Valley, Idaho, from cancer. Revere was born …

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  • Ex-teacher facing new child-sex charges

    MELBOURNE — A former teacher/youth pastor arrested for sex crimes against children is now facing additional charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Additional sex-related charges against children have been filed against Robert Norton, who was charged in June of this year with 24 …

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  • Sheriff: Shooting under investigation

    What may have been an accidental shooting has resulted in a death. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said his officers were dispatched to a residence in regards to a single gunshot wound. Officers found a man in the driveway when they arrived and a woman …

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  • Man assessed as level 3 sex offender

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who was sentenced on April 14 in Izard County Circuit Court for sexual assault involving a teenager and for social host has been assessed as a level 3 sex offender, Sheriff Tate Lawrence has announced. The offense also involved the …

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  • Copper thieves knock out phone service

    AT&T phone service for residents north of the area of Green Lane and North St. Louis Street was disrupted last Wednesday night when copper thieves struck two phone company pedestals. Phone company representative Brisden Slayden told police thieves got a total of about 40 feet …

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