Make Halloween less ‘scary’

October 29, 2008 MURFREESBORO - The idea of children eating enormous amounts of candy is pretty scary, says Robbie McKinnon, Pike County extension agent with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Hillcrest students win 4 awards

October 29, 2008 STRAWBERRY - Students from the Hillcrest High School Applied Robotics DesignzInc (HARDInc) team competed in the Crowley's Ridge (Boosting Engineering, Science, & Technology) BEST Robotics competit

Experts: Plot detracts from race progress in South

October 29, 2008 HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) - Shades of the region's racist past came creeping back this week just as the South could be poised to play a pivotal role in electing the nation's first black president.

Charges filed in car dealership burglary

October 29, 2008 MELBOURNE - Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two teenagers in the August theft of a truck and other items from Turkey Mountain Motors in Franklin.

Area Briefs continued…

October 29, 2008 'Elvis' concert to benefit school CAVE CITY - "Elvis" will be in the building Saturday.