New prison proposal

June 25, 2008 NORFORK (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Correction is considering building a new, $160 million prison to help the state deal with its increasing prison population.

‘People of all ages’ attended event

June 25, 2008 The "Walk Thru History: Batesville in the 1860s" was well-attended Saturday and the most surprising part was that people of all ages attended, organizer Gail Harley said.

News of other days

June 24, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 6, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Walk-in urgent care clinic taking patients

June 24, 2008 Your child has had an earache all night, and by 8 a.m. a rising temperature is getting to be a concern. But it's Saturday and your doctor's office is closed.

Wallis opens gun shop on Main Street

June 24, 2008 After a noted absence from the world of retail gun sales in Batesville, Tracy Wallis has announced his return as the new owner of Batesville Gun and Pawn at 140 E. Main St.

Family & Friends Briefs

June 24, 2008 Wilkerson competes for crown Batesville's Outstanding Teen Shea Wilkerson competed in the Miss Arkansas High held recently in Benton. She was third runner-up out of 36 high school girls.

Area Briefs

June 24, 2008 Police arrest Norfolk woman in toddler's kidnapping

Melbourne man faces Missouri sex charge

June 24, 2008 Other arrests include battery, identity fraud MELBOURNE ­ - A Melbourne man has been arrested on a Missouri felony warrant of sodomy, according to the Izard County Sheriff's Office.