Halter touts lottery benefits at meeting

October 14, 2008 A special interest group called the Arkansas Family Council is trying to take away Arkansans' fundamental right to vote on a statewide lottery, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter said Monday.

Tax election set

October 14, 2008 A quarter-cent sales tax for economic development has been set for a special election on Dec. 9 for Independence County.

Inmate recaptured

October 14, 2008 Freedom was short-lived for an Independence County inmate who walked away from the recycling center on Friday.

Golf Briefs

October 13, 2008 SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Zach Johnson won the Texas Open for his fourth PGA Tour title, shooting a final-round 64 for a 2-stroke victory over Charlie Wi, Mark Wilson and Tim Wilkinson.

Video gives police identity of alleged forger

October 13, 2008 A man with a last known address of Russellville has been charged with forging 14 checks on the account of another man, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff's Lt.

Cornell cuts back woodpecker search

October 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Cornell University will not be sending any full-time researchers this year into the east Arkansas woods to look for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.

News of other days

October 13, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 24, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Artist donates painting to youth ranch

October 13, 2008 Artist Judy Gagner of Pleasant Plains donated an original acrylic painting to the girls who live in the Gratton Hall Cottage of the Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches in Batesville.