Area Briefs

September 26, 2008 Two die in crash near Weiner

Explosion causes injuries, expenses

September 26, 2008 Johnny Roberts couldn't wait to touch base with his friend who had been gone for more than a month working relief following the Gulf hurricanes.

‘Demon rum’ taken off ballot

September 26, 2008 ASH FLAT - When District Judge Phil Smith handed down his ruling Thursday saying the wet-dry issue in Sharp County should be stricken from the November ballot, Batesville attorney David Blair was th

BREAKING NEWS: Sharp County Wet-Dry Issue

September 25, 2008 A ruling issued this afternoon by Circuit Judge Phil Smith has ordered the wet-dry issue stricken from the Sharp County November ballot. See Friday's Batesville Daily Guard for full story.

Sports Briefs

September 25, 2008 Cycling NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong won his first seven Tour de France titles with Johan Bruyneel as his team director. No way would he try for No. 8 without him.

News of other days

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

Woman who fled prison in 1976 draws probation

September 25, 2008 DETROIT (AP) - A California woman who escaped from a Michigan prison 32 years ago and lived on the lam as a suburban mother was sentenced to probation Wednesday, five months after her capture.