Third person arrested in string of burglaries

January 31, 2008 A third person has been arrested for alleged participation in several burglaries in Independence County in the past month, according to a circuit court affidavit filed by Detective Alan Cockrill of th

Guiding the way

January 31, 2008 HEBER SPRINGS - Pouring himself another cup of coffee, Sam Lester watches as the restaurant empties of eager fishermen.

News of Other Days

January 30, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

Fire believed set

January 30, 2008 Police say arson is suspected to have been used to cover up a burglary of a home on Antioch Road early Tuesday.

Laura Parks to present quilting program

January 30, 2008 Laura Bailey Parks will present a program titled "Hills and Valleys: Light and Shadows: a Quilter's Story" at 4 p.m. Sunday in Old Independence Regional Museum.

Izard County parolee goes back to jail

January 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - A Melbourne man recently paroled by the Arkansas Department of Correction is back in the Izard County jail as of Sunday on a probation/parole hold, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.

Larkin focus of firefighters

January 30, 2008 MELBOURNE - Winds high enough to cause structural damage were a nightmare as firefighters from nine departments fought to contain more than 200 acres of flames Tuesday afternoon on Larkin Road.

Emergency workers tackle high wind

January 30, 2008 A warm, balmy day turned mean when heavy winds and dropping temperatures spawned several fires across Independence County Tuesday afternoon.