Fire believed set

January 30, 2008 Police say arson is suspected to have been used to cover up a burglary of a home on Antioch Road early Tuesday.

Laura Parks to present quilting program

January 30, 2008 Laura Bailey Parks will present a program titled "Hills and Valleys: Light and Shadows: a Quilter's Story" at 4 p.m. Sunday in Old Independence Regional Museum.

Izard County parolee goes back to jail

January 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - A Melbourne man recently paroled by the Arkansas Department of Correction is back in the Izard County jail as of Sunday on a probation/parole hold, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.

Larkin focus of firefighters

January 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - Winds high enough to cause structural damage were a nightmare as firefighters from nine departments fought to contain more than 200 acres of flames Tuesday afternoon on Larkin Road.

Emergency workers tackle high wind

January 30, 2008 A warm, balmy day turned mean when heavy winds and dropping temperatures spawned several fires across Independence County Tuesday afternoon.

Acres burn; homes saved

January 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - With a wall of fire racing toward her home, Cathy Bristow ran inside to grab something of value. But what?

News of Other Days

January 29, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 8, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Board ponders future

January 29, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - Interest in properties expansion was a primary topic during a recent Southside School Board meeting.

Batesville celebrates recognition

January 29, 2008 Batesville Superintendent Ted Hall announced plans to dedicate a day in celebration for Batesville High, recently listed among the top 100 American schools by U.S. News World Report.