Organizers pleased with Friday event

August 12, 2008 Music in the park. Brightly lit storefronts beckoning customers in. Hundreds of people strolling from one end of the business district to another in the unusually-cool temperatures of August.

Not guilty plea entered

August 12, 2008 A man accused of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to the charges in Independence County Circuit Court this morning.

Olympic Briefs

August 11, 2008 Tennis When Rafael Nadal arose from a third-set tumble, he left on the concrete a splotch of sweat - proof that his opening match in Beijing was hard work.


August 11, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 22, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

More than ‘Shaft’: Hayes was goldmine

August 11, 2008 With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not only became one of pop music's iconic song

Family & Friends Briefs

August 11, 2008 Franks memorial fund set up A memorial fund in the name of Chris Franks, who died recently, has been set up at First Community Bank. Another fund was previously established at Bank of America.