Voters clobber ambulance hike proposal

November 5, 2008 ASH FLAT - Voters in south Sharp County overwhelmingly rejected a proposal on Tuesday's ballot to increase their annual assessment fee for ambulance service.

Sheriff remains

November 5, 2008 MELBOURNE - Tate Lawrence remains sheriff and Rayburn Finley is still county judge after 5,004 ballots were cast Tuesday in the general election, almost 64 percent of those registered to vote.

Bowers, Krug, Henley win

November 5, 2008 Two incumbents lost their seats while two others kept theirs Tuesday night in Independence County, and a run-off election will be held for one of the quorum court positions.

Sports Briefs

November 4, 2008 Basketball DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Pistons shook the NBA in a big way - landing former MVP Allen Iverson from the Denver Nuggets.

News of other days

November 4, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 15, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Ark. caverns up for sale

November 4, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Across the nation, selling a home may seem impossible in the mess of a mortgage crisis and a faltering economy. Try selling caves.

Prosthetic lab opens Batesville branch

November 4, 2008 A Jonesboro company that specializes in artificial limbs, orthopedic braces, prescription footwear, custom arches and other similar devices, now has an office in Batesville.