Thrills reported at carnival

July 20, 2007 The Independence County Fair attendance for Thursday night was down by just 15 people this year, bringing in 3,078 compared to last year’s 3,093.

Family feels justice served, forgives accomplice

July 20, 2007 ASH FLAT — For nine days Randy Watts had sat in the courtroom and watched as each juror was selected, each motion was made and each time the man accused of killing his brother and sister-in-law

Iowa sex offender arrested in Newark

July 20, 2007 A sex offender from Iowa who had recently moved to Newark has been arrested after he failed to register in the state of Arkansas, officers said.

Sharp County Fair opens Tuesday

July 20, 2007 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair opens Tuesday with five contestants seeking the Miss Sharp County title, pageant director Sue Billiot said.

News of Other Days

July 19, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 29, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Iowa sex offender wanted in Batesville

July 19, 2007 A 51-year-old Iowa man is wanted by Independence County authorities after he moved to Newark from Iowa and failed to register as a sex offender, according to circuit court documents.

Aviation program set for lift-off

July 19, 2007 A great-paying, exciting career is only two years away, according to officials at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Thousands flock to fair

July 19, 2007 The second night of the 87th annual Independence County Fair was muggy but that didn’t stop thousands of people from flocking to the fairgrounds to enjoy the second armband night of the fair.