Cash, guns recovered

August 15, 2008 A vacationing Batesville couple returned home Thursday to find their home had been invaded and large sums of cash, along with jewelry and guns, were missing.

Sex offender apprehended at local park

August 15, 2008 Calvin W. Clark had just landed his small fishing boat and was buying a soda from a machine at Kennedy Park Thursday morning when he met an Independence County Deputy on routine patrol.

News of other days

August 14, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 25, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Top dishonors in writing awarded

August 14, 2008 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A grotesque comparison of a steamy love affair to a New York City street has won a Washington man this year's grand prize in an annual contest of bad writing.

Guns, jewelry, boat, 4-wheeler stolen

August 14, 2008 A suspect has been named in the theft of several guns and a boat from a Newark residence, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Beebe: State ‘has lost great son’

August 14, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bill Gwatney, who acquired wealth as a successful businessman but made his mark in public service, died Wednesday in an unexplained shooting. He was 48.