Construction adds new traffic signal

June 18, 2008 A highway construction project north of town will include a new traffic light, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

Burgeoning antique district to promote area

June 18, 2008 Downtown Batesville will be staying open on Friday evenings once a month beginning in August with the initial 2nd Friday Downtown "Wander and Wonder Walk."

Sports Briefs

June 17, 2008 Football HOUSTON (AP) - Free agent linebacker Rosevelt Colvin signed with the Houston Texans, giving the team another pass rusher to pair with 2006 No. 1 draft pick Mario Williams.

News of other days

June 17, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 28, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Nursery offers nightscaping

June 17, 2008 With its variety of trees, shrubberies, ornamental grasses, perennial and annual flowers, Plantlife's Midtown Nursery at 1753 Harrison St. in Batesville may be a gardener's dream.

Officers use boat, vehicles to nab suspect

June 17, 2008 ASH FLAT - Officers used a boat and several vehicles to close in on a drug manufacturing suspect who left a Spring River island by canoe in an attempt to reach his truck before he realized officers

Area Briefs

June 17, 2008 Jacksonport offers free programs Jacksonport - Jacksonport State Park will host its weekly program, Jacksonport Discovery Hour, from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday.

Police dog averts potential tragedy

June 17, 2008 ASH FLAT - Having a trained police dog has already paid off in a big way for the Sharp County Sheriff's Department by quickly locating a missing person who was in trouble, Sheriff Dale Weaver said