Fair weather pays off with large number

July 18, 2008 Sunny skies, low humidity, pageants, livestock shows and live music helped pack the midway and exhibit areas of the Independence County Fair Thursday.

Archer gets court date

July 18, 2008 MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday scheduled a hearing later this month at which one of two men accused in the killings of four people aboard a fishing charter could plead guilty.

Outdoor concert scheduled

July 18, 2008 MELBOURNE - The cows are gone, the electrical poles are in place, the field is freshly mowed and the sound stage will soon be constructed for the first Ozark Throwdown outdoor concert featuring Merl

News of other days

July 17, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 28, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Man allegedly tries to buy candy with phony $100 bill

July 17, 2008 Formal charges of first-degree forgery, a class B felony, have been filed against a Batesville man after he reportedly tried to pay for candy with a phony $100 bill, according to an affidavit filed in

Two injured in motorcyle crash

July 17, 2008 A Batesville couple was injured Wednesday morning when their 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle struck the side of a 1994 Chevrolet at the intersection of College and Central avenues next to Scott Wood Chrysler

Surgeons perform robotic surgery

July 17, 2008 White River Medical Center is the first hospital in northcentral Arkansas to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery, according to a news release.

Attendance steady for second day of fair

July 17, 2008 Wednesday's fair attendance of 2,831 was down "just a little bit, but not much" from last year's 2,987, fair board member Imogene James said this morning.