Woman indicted

August 20, 2007 JACKSON MS — A former Ash Flat woman, Fransene Berry, has been indicted in Mississippi along with others in a house flipping scheme.

Cows hurt

August 20, 2007 A report of cattle being run down and one stabbed multiple times while trapped under a pickup led to the arrest of a Pleasant Plains teenager, according to Pleasant Plains Marshal Matt Thomas.

Math teacher finds Afghanistan a plus

August 20, 2007 Today is the first day of school in Batesville — and in Afghanistan where Katie Shaver, a Batesville graduate and a math teacher, will be starting her third year at the International School of K

Melon festival draws 14,000

August 17, 2007 CAVE CITY — The 28th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival drew an estimated 14,000 people despite near-record heat, festival association chairman Charles Landers said.

Lyon ranks high

August 17, 2007 The 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” elevates Lyon College to the “top tier” among national liberal arts colleges.

City hires additional personnel

August 17, 2007 The city of Batesville has hired two part-time employees in the Code Enforcement Office. John Malin was hired June 1, and Tim Conyers came on board in July.

Woman in handcuffs escapes armed man

August 17, 2007 A woman who was handcuffed and being forced to leave her home managed to flee her armed abductor and call 911 Thursday afternoon.

News of Other Days

August 17, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 29, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Birthday party benefits animals

August 17, 2007 For their 10th birthdays this month, Carrigan Burdin and Claire Thomas made a simple request — dog food.