Desha man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

August 5, 2008 A man who told his doctor Monday he just wanted to go home, and not be admitted to a hospital, was found at home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Sgt.

Purse holds ‘ice’

August 5, 2008 Suspected of placing over two dozen items in her purse in an alleged attempt to shoplift from Wal-Mart, an Oxford woman was arrested on drug charges Friday night.

Spain trip enlightens graduate

August 5, 2008 When recent Arkansas State University graduate Tressa Lumpkin returned from a month in Spain, she came back hungry to learn about different cultures and countries.

Flooded with questions

August 5, 2008 OIL TROUGH ­- Residents in the small community of Oil Trough know firsthand how flooding can affect their homes and property. In 1982, one woman had 13.5 inches of water in her home when the river reached 42 feet. In 2004 she was luckier, when the river only reached 35.9 feet. This year, the March flood again brought seven inches of water inside her home and the next month she had 12.

Four foster kids die in two months

August 4, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Arkansas State Police have begun investigations into the deaths of four children who died in foster care in the last two months,

News from other days

August 4, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 15, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO