Ark. court: Paper must take case to lower court

December 19, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that a newspaper must appeal a judge's order sealing jail records involving the suspect in the death of a television anchorwoman to the Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Newark man charged with endangering son

December 19, 2008 A Newark man got a special invitation to see a judge, along with a handful of tickets, Tuesday afternoon for allegedly hot rodding his truck on the icy streets of Newark with his small, unrestrained son as a passenger.

Woman nabbed in salon theft

December 19, 2008 A former Fayetteville woman was arrested Thursday afternoon for reportedly stealing money from one beauty salon, and attempting to steal from another. Detective Alan Cockrill with the Independence County Sheriff's Office said Dawn Carter, 30, was arrested after she reportedly tried to steal money from The Hair Loft beauty salon at 1370 Neeley St.

Arrests made in break-ins

December 19, 2008 Two people are in custody and possibly facing federal charges for their alleged part in a rash of multi-county post office break-ins. Jimmy Hooper, 29, and his wife Christa Hooper, 23, who live at 2560 E. Main St. were arrested Thursday following an extensive investigation by Independence, Sharp, Stone and Fulton County authorities.

Missing woman not found in pond

December 19, 2008 NEWARK - A small farm pond off Fourth Street in Newark does not contain the body of a woman who has been missing for a week. Independence County authorities said this morning they did not find the body of 31-year-old Jennye L. Davis, who disappeared in the area near the pond on Dec. 12.

Walmart heads up Shop With A Cop

December 19, 2008 A total of 51 children turned out for the Shop With a Cop night after Walmart teamed up with the Independence County Sheriff's Office for Thursday evening's event. Batesville Walmart store manager Brenda Bullard and Sheriff Keith Bowers paired 51 area children up with local police, fire and emergency medical personnel for some Christmas shopping.

News of other days

December 18, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 1, 1996. 73 YEARS AGO Andrew S. Gilbreath, a member of County Line Lodge 373 of Fulton County, arrived and officially took charge as superintendent of the Masonic Home here Monday. Mrs. Gilbreath was elected as assistant superintendent.

Family & Friends Briefs

December 18, 2008 Calico Rock cookbook arrives CALICO ROCK - The Calico Rock/Pineville Chamber of Commerce community cookbook has arrived. "Hometown Hand-me Downs" is the name of the cookbook that contains favorite recipes of Calico Rock's current cooks as well as many of their ancestors' and relatives' favorite recipes.

Music studio holds recital

December 18, 2008 Saturday evening Weston Music Studio celebrated the coming holiday season with a recital featuring Christmas and "Teamwork." On stage in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus, 47 performers grouped mostly in small piano duet teams, and vocal duos, trios and quartets, performed for a large community audience of family and friends.

Arson ruled in early morning car fire

December 18, 2008 Police say an early morning fire that destroyed a car and partially damaged a residence at 2665 Neeley St. just after midnight Tuesday was an act of arson. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan and the Batesville Fire Department were sent to the home of Cardona Reyes where a car sitting under a carport was on fire.