Landers has hope of new life

January 9, 2007 In 1951, 45 cents would buy admission into the Landers Theater — that was in the theater’s glory days, when cars lined Main Street on Saturdays and the city’s two theaters competed f

Murder trial starts

January 9, 2007 ASH FLAT — A jury of three women and nine men was seated this morning in the Sharp County Circuit Court capital murder trial of William Young.

Community reacts to job downsizing

January 8, 2007 White-Rodgers in Batesville is reducing its workforce by half, Dave Baldridge, spokesman for White-Rodgers, told the Guard Friday.

News of Other Days

January 8, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 18, 1994. 78 YEARS AGO

Ford attributes longevity to clean living

January 8, 2007 Claybourne Ford has no hobbies and takes no vacations. He believes in hard work, and work must believe in him because he’s lived to be 100.

Estes explains Elvis connection

January 8, 2007 MELBOURNE — Thousands of Elvis Presley impersonators take to stages around the world every year even though the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll has been gone since Aug. 16, 1977.

FAA, NTSB investigating fatal crash

January 8, 2007 Federal officials are apparently unsure what caused a small plane to crash near Batesville, killing both people on board Thursday. 

Harmontown descendant remembered

January 8, 2007 BETHESDA ­­— Leon Harmon served his country during his 20-year military career, but he also served the Bethesda community well and was known for his generous spirit.

Near crash with police nets arrest

January 8, 2007 Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Green said he was almost struck head-on Thursday night when an oncoming car swerved into his lane.