July 30, 2008 Alexandria Grace Eckart

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.