Driver strikes tree, car, house

August 29, 2008 A Newark man barely escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when he lost control of his truck and struck a house, just missing a gas meter in east Batesville.

Arkansas Guard headed for Louisiana

August 29, 2008 CAMP JOSEPH T. ROBINSON - The Arkansas National Guard received its first official call for support in preparation for Hurricane Gustav late Thursday night.

Alaska governor moves to national stage

August 29, 2008 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender.

Sports Briefs

August 28, 2008 Auto racing CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Joey Logano will drive in seven Sprint Cup races this fall as a tuneup before the 18-year-old star begins his full-time ride at Joe Gibbs Racing.

News of other days

August 28, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 8, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Service News

August 28, 2008 San Antonio - Army National Guard Pvt. Kristin B. Brandon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Births

August 28, 2008 Tucker Charles Harmon

Family & Friends Briefs

August 28, 2008 Church dedication planned Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church will have a church dedication service at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Woman free on bond hit with more meth charges

August 28, 2008 SEARCY - A Bald Knob woman who was out on bond from an April methamphetamine charge was arrested again Tuesday at a different residence, north of Bald Knob, said Sgt.