Area Briefs

September 24, 2008 John 3:16 to host concerts CHARLOTTE - John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte will host Charles Johnson & The Revivers in concert Saturday.

Jury to decide Zarabozo’s fate

September 24, 2008 MIAMI (AP) - A 20-year-old man plotted with a fugitive to hijack the "Joe Cool" charter fishing boat and fatally shot two of the four people killed on the high seas, a federal prosecutor said Tu

Wet-dry case enters day 3

September 24, 2008 ASH FLAT - The excitement level dropped sharply in day two of a civil trial to determine whether voters get to choose wet or dry in Sharp County this November.

Car explodes; gas can blamed

September 24, 2008 Vapors from a gas can are blamed for the explosion and fire that destroyed a car and burned the driver at the Batesville Pizza Hut Tuesday afternoon.

Ark. lottery group offsets suit’s claims

September 23, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Supporters of a proposed Arkansas lottery told the state's highest court on Monday that a lawsuit's argument that it would allow casino gambling is a "classic red herring.

State: Kids at Alamo were in danger

September 23, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A state official said Monday that the six girls removed from the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries complex in southwestern Arkansas were taken into custody because they were in imme

News of other days

September 23, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 4, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

First Duggar child to wed

September 23, 2008 TONTITOWN (AP) - A second-generation Duggar family begins Friday with the marriage of the oldest of the 17 children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.