Arkansas drug use among youth falls slightly

October 16, 2008 By Peggy Harris Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Drug use among Arkansas' young people has declined over the last six years, research released Wednesday shows.

News of other days

October 16, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 27, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Social Security benefits going up

October 16, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security benefits for 50 million people will be go up 5.8 percent next year, the largest increase in more than a quarter century.

Restaurant, home burglarized

October 16, 2008 Some electronics were stolen when a Batesville restaurant was burglarized early Tuesday morning.

Silent auction to aid firefighters

October 16, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - In order to upgrade its current radio system, the Southside Fire Department will be holding a chili supper and silent auction fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Oct.

Work on Concord center progresses

October 16, 2008 CONCORD - The Concord City Council on Monday commended Esther Thomas, who has been landscaping outside the community center without pay, Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit said.