Area Briefs

July 29, 2008 Fire destroys home Lightning is believed to be the cause of a blaze that destroyed the Laverne and Connie Clark residence at 95 Midwest Lane Sunday morning.

Quarter-cent sales tax sought

July 29, 2008 The Independence County Quorum Court will be going to voters soon and asking for a countywide sales tax for economic development.

Golf Briefs

July 28, 2008 Evian Masters EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France - Helen Alfredsson won her first LPGA Tour title in five years, defeating rookie Na Yeon Choi in a playoff.

Shotgun homes now disappearing

July 28, 2008 JONESBORO (AP) - Shotgun homes, once a standard architectural feature among cities across the nation, now find themselves fading away as more fall away from neglect.

News of other days

July 28, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 8, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO