BREAKING NEWS: Sharp County Wet-Dry Issue

September 25, 2008 A ruling issued this afternoon by Circuit Judge Phil Smith has ordered the wet-dry issue stricken from the Sharp County November ballot. See Friday's Batesville Daily Guard for full story.

Sports Briefs

September 25, 2008 Cycling NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong won his first seven Tour de France titles with Johan Bruyneel as his team director. No way would he try for No. 8 without him.

News of other days

September 25, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 6, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Woman who fled prison in 1976 draws probation

September 25, 2008 DETROIT (AP) - A California woman who escaped from a Michigan prison 32 years ago and lived on the lam as a suburban mother was sentenced to probation Wednesday, five months after her capture.

Woman admits lying about home invaders

September 25, 2008 A report of armed men invading a west Batesville home remains under investigation after police responded to an emergency call Wednesday evening.

Copper thieves damage irrigation system

September 25, 2008 Thieves using a vehicle to pull up underground cable are credited with causing some $7,000 in damages to a farm irrigation system off North Gainer Ferry Road recently, according to Don Stewart of Leon

Police suspect arson in bulldozer fire

September 25, 2008 Police and firefighters responded to a fire at 2630 Cave Creek Road Tuesday afternoon that threatened a home and injured a man after a brush pile fire reportedly got out of control.