Area Briefs

July 8, 2008 High Cotton to perform HEBER SPRINGS - The concert band/storytellers High Cotton will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center.

Sign ordinance stands

July 8, 2008 A request for a variance allowing an oversized sign to be placed atop a new convenience store was denied at Monday night's Batesville City Board of Adjustments.

City parks may close

July 8, 2008 "I want to look at the whole picture for everybody in the community. I don't want to take away anyone's God-given right to sit at the park ... but I'm tired of the litter."

Dashboard video shows 2004 WM police shooting

July 7, 2008 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A dashboard video showing three West Memphis police officers chase and ultimately shoot two people to death nearly four years ago has finally been seen by the public.

News of other days

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

Makeover contest set

July 7, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - With the ongoing popularity of "home makeover" television shows, one key piece to a true makeover - energy efficiency is often left missing.

Employees to meet Wed.

July 7, 2008 The Independence County chapter of the Arkansas State Employees Association will meet from 11:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Community Room of First Community Bank in Batesville.

Area Briefs

July 7, 2008 Concord jobs to be discussed