Touching lives with music

January 28, 2008 ONIA - A crowing rooster isn't the only thing that gets 71-year-old Troy V. Martin up in the wee hours of the morning.

Hicks to seek another term

January 28, 2008 Bill Hicks has announced he will seek re-election to a third term as Independence County judge.

Shelter donors lived modest life

January 28, 2008 Mismatched porch lights, aluminum windows, a tiny rug outside the front door and an old-fashioned padded metal chair on the front stoop were indications Viola and Dick Groenenberg lived a modest life.

Firearms recovered

January 28, 2008 ASH FLAT - Eight stolen firearms were recovered in Sharp and Independence counties within three hours of being reported stolen Thursday, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver and sheriff's Det.

News of Other Days

January 25, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 6, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Gunshot victim gets back into hunt

January 25, 2008 With the late November sun warming the elevated hunting stand, 16-year-old Justin Honey keeps a sharp eye on the shrub fringed pasture in front of him.

Driver busted for fleeing, reckless driving

January 25, 2008 With previous charges of five counts of careless driving, two reckless driving and one count of fleeing a police officer, as well as several citations for speeding and various other traffic violations

Early voting will begin Tuesday

January 25, 2008 With this being the first year for a separate election for the president, local officials are having a hard time predicting turnout.

District judge seeks re-election

January 25, 2008 District Judge Chaney Taylor Jr. has announced his bid for re-election to the office of Independence County district judge.