Area Briefs

September 23, 2008 Ken James to speak at Lyon Arkansas' commissioner of education, Dr. Ken James, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyon College's Nucor Auditorium.

Oxford man arrested on drug charges

September 23, 2008 MELBOURNE - A traffic stop during the late night hours Wednesday has resulted in the driver's arrest on drug-related charges.

Defendant testifies in hijacking, killings

September 23, 2008 MIAMI (AP) - A man accused of helping hijack a charter fishing boat named "Joe Cool" and murdering the four people aboard says he was tricked into the crime and lied to authorities because he wa

Police: Kidnapping faked to get husband

September 23, 2008 The alleged kidnapping of a Pleasant Plains woman who said she was taken to a cemetery and dumped by her abductors has been ruled a hoax by Independence County authorities.

Metal detectors in place on second day

September 23, 2008 ASH FLAT - When a Cave City woman threatened to return to the courtroom with a gun, authorities saw it as "no real threat" but this morning metal detectors were in place to the entrance of the S

Companies pushing music on memory cards

September 22, 2008 NEW YORK (AP) - Just as vinyl once gave way to compact discs as the main physical medium for music, could CDs be replaced now by a fingernail-sized memory card?

News of other days

September 22, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 3, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Fouke mayor worried about town’s rep

September 22, 2008 FOUKE (AP) -­ Fouke Mayor Terry Purvis said there had been complaints about the Alamo ministry since Tony Alamo arrived in town in the late 1990s.

Feds raid Tony Alamo compound in SW Ark.

September 22, 2008 FOUKE (AP) - State and federal authorities are conducting their own investigations into possible sexual abuse of minors at the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries complex in southwestern Arkansas, and s

Dog brings child’s foot to Ala. home

September 22, 2008 RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a dog in northwest Alabama dug up a child's severed foot - and an investigation is under way to find the child.