Area Brief

July 30, 2008 Hardy man dies of gunshot ASH FLAT - A Hardy man who shot himself in the head Tuesday died later at a Springfield, Mo., hospital, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said this morning.

Melbourne man charged with sex crime again

July 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - A Melbourne man has been arrested on a Searcy County felony warrant accusing him of sexual indecency with a minor, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Master plan discussed

July 30, 2008 Batesville city council and planning members heard a progress report Tuesday night regarding the city's Comprehensive Master Plan.

Child incident ends with attempted suicide

July 30, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - When Jennifer Bays went back inside her home with a police officer in tow, the two found the man accused of beating her child on the sofa holding a gun.

Tragic stories told in songs

July 30, 2008 In February 1886, Little Johnny Lee, forced by his father to go to a gristmill in a deep snow, died of exposure, exhausted and alone miles from his home.

Sports Briefs

July 29, 2008 Olympics INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul Hamm had the best medical care there is, and the drive and determination to make yet another spectacular comeback. What he didn't have was enough time.

News of other days

July 29, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 9, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

OB/GYN joins WRMC staff

July 29, 2008 Dr. Clint Melton has announced the association of Dr. Meriden Glasgow at the OB/GYN Center. Glasgow is a member of the medical staff at White River Medical Center.