Area Briefs

August 8, 2008 Lincoln to be in Batesville Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will be in Independence County next week, traveling across the state during Congress' annual August work period.

Filings under way

August 8, 2008 The municipal filing period is now open, and since Wednesday only one person has filed for a municipal position in Independence County. The filing period runs through Aug. 26.

Illegal crop worth millions

August 8, 2008 MELBOURNE - The 40 acres in rural Izard County dotted with more than 8,400 cups filled with marijuana would soon be mature enough to be transplanted into the ground.

From junkie to pastor, man turns life around

August 8, 2008 Fifteen years ago Chuck Miller was using drugs on a full-time basis, looking at prison time and needing to find a way out of the hell he had created for himself. He did.

News of Other Days

August 7, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 18, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Mexican woman fights lion

August 7, 2008 ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A Mexican woman says she fought a 500-pound lion with a machete near the resort city of Acapulco and scared him away.

Loophole left in tobacco bill

August 7, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - A loophole in a sweeping tobacco regulation bill would give the industry a 21-month window to introduce certain new products without first getting federal approval.