Area Briefs

November 12, 2008 CR school board to meet NEWARK - The Cedar Ridge School District Board will meet tonight at 8:15 in the Central Office board room

Riot charges filed against nine incarcerated men

November 12, 2008 Toilet paper, clothing and paperback books were set on fire inside several cells at the Independence County jail on Nov. 3 when a riot broke out and the SWAT team was called to assist.

Teachers saddened by co-worker’s death

November 12, 2008 DESHA - The Batesville Preschool Desha campus was silent during nap time Tuesday and teachers took the opportunity to comfort each other after learning about the unexpected death of their co-worker

Fire department wants additional manpower

November 12, 2008 Local officials hope the city's new fire station will be completed in the next nine months, but the fire department is wanting three more full-time firefighters in the meantime.

News of other days

November 11, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 22, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Free memory screenings offered

November 11, 2008 Little Rock - Clinical Trials Inc. and Alzheimer's Arkansas will offer a free memory screening from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov.

Suddenlink adds three HDTV channels

November 11, 2008 To answer growing consumer demand for more high-definition television (HDTV) programming, Suddenlink has announced it is adding three new HD channels to its cable TV lineup in Batesville, according to

Mount Pleasant café reopens

November 11, 2008 MOUNT PLEASANT - The Bluebird Café, formerly Cindy's Café, at Mount Pleasant has reopened under new ownership and new management.