‘Beam me up, Scotty’

November 10, 2008 I suppose every major news affiliate thought it wasn't enough that Election '08 saw the largest voter turnout in years or that Barack Obama made history, becoming the first African American to win


November 5, 2008 Wiping the tears of disappointment from my eyes, I fix my unwaveringly patriotic gaze upon the soon-to-be 44th President of our great nation, the United States of America.

Relaxin’ in Branson

November 4, 2008 There's nothing like getting away for a few days to relax, not have to think about work and family, when all you have to do is whatever you feel like.

Underwood goes over

November 3, 2008 Country came to town last week. Actually it came to Jonesboro and what might be considered country today probably wasn't 50 years ago.

Poll dress policy

October 31, 2008 A T-shirt can really get some people teed-off - particularly when it's worn into a polling place, it would seem. And in parts of the nation- now including Michigan, since an Oct.

Education money

October 31, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - Legislators have done an initial review of higher education budgets for the next two fiscal years, but much work remains before the legislature approves the spending requests of two-ye

All about the candy

October 30, 2008 An ugly recession could have one upside. It could save Halloween for kids. Maybe I better explain.

Eleven lost towns

October 30, 2008 In the early 1980s, a woman visited the Batesville Daily Guard office to interview my good friend, historian Wilson Powell, who was serving as the Guard's business manager.