Trial focus shifts

July 17, 2007 ASH FLAT — The accused murderer’s ex-wife and the state medical examiner joined others in presenting testimony for the state Monday in the 20-year old Sharp County double homicide case.

Drowning ruled homicide-suicide

July 17, 2007 The official cause of death of two men who died in the White River near Collietown Road on July 8 has been ruled as drowning by the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

Couple attacks police; arrested for making threats

July 17, 2007 A 19-year-old Batesville man and his 17-year-old girlfriend were arrested following a disturbance Friday afternoon in which police officers were attacked and bystanders threatened, according to Indepe

Man dies in tractor accident

July 16, 2007 A Salado man died Friday afternoon when the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him underneath, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

News of Other Days

July 16, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 26, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Deadline nears for Sharp fair pageant

July 16, 2007 ASH FLAT — The entry deadline for the Sharp County Fair pageants is quickly approaching, pageant director Sue Billiot said. The deadline is July 17.

Guns, big TV’s taken in burglary

July 16, 2007 Police are looking for burglars that entered the home of Cliff Barnett in the past week and took several guns and two big screen TV’s, along with other electronic equipment.

Serving hope for hungry

July 16, 2007 An elderly man chooses between bread and the medication for his high blood pressure.