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100 YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1917

TEXAKRANA — Joe Bark­man, 25 years old, and Jim Wat­son, aged 60 years, had a fight here this af­ter­noon. Bark­man knocked Wat­son down and dis­lo­cated his shoul­der. He then jumped on him and was pum­melling him on the head and face when Grover, the 18-yearold son of Wat­son, ran up and at­tacked Bark­man with a pocket knife, in­flict­ing wounds, which doc­tors say may prove fa­tal. Bark­man and Wat­son are well-known Red River farm­ers and live near each other, a few miles north of town.

50 YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1967

FORT SMITH — Miss Corene Nee­ley, 54, of 514 West Four­teenth Street, Lit­tle Rock, was killed and three other per­sons were in­jured in a two-car col­li­sion at an in­ter­sec­tion here Fri­day. Fort Smith of­fi­cers said the vic­tim was a pas­sen­ger in a car driven by her sis­ter, Miss Hazel Nee­ley of the same ad­dress, who was treated and re­leased at a lo­cal hos­pi­tal. Verna Wash­ing­ton, 69, of Mag­no­lia, who is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion at a hos­pi­tal here, was also in the Nee­ley car. The driver of the other car, Ivie Janet Green, 37, of Fort Smith, was treated and re­leased.

25 YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 1992

■ A group of four men and two women who seemed to be pro­fes­sional thieves sur­rep­ti­tiously stole 27 pieces of costly jew­elry from a Lit­tle Rock jew­elry store. Tim­o­thy Trulove, man­ager of Jones and Son Fine Jew­elry in the Mar­ket Place Shop­ping Cen­ter, 11121 N. Rod­ney Parham Road, told po­lice the thefts oc­curred at 3:10 p.m. In a po­lice re­port, the sus­pects were de­scribed as pos­si­bly be­long­ing to the same fam­ily. They ap­peared to be of Arab de­cent and had thick ac­cents. Trulove told po­lice the group car­ried out the thefts like a “mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion.”

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 5, 2007

■ A man charged with bat­tery af­ter be­ing ac­cused of drag­ging two Lit­tle Rock po­lice of­fi­cers with a car while try­ing to flee from them July 24 was ar­rested again on new charges Fri­day — by, among oth­ers, the same two men. Sgt. An­dre Dyer and Of­fi­cer Bryan Eshen­baugh were among five Lit­tle Rock po­lice of­fi­cers who went to 3802 Zion St. on Fri­day morn­ing to serve a fed­eral war­rant on Mar­quis Hunt of Lit­tle Rock, wanted by the U.S. Bu­reau of Al­co­hol Tobacco and Firearms, ac­cord­ing to Hunt’s ar­rest re­port. Ten days ear­lier, both Dyer and Eshen­baugh sus­tained mi­nor in­juries af­ter hang­ing on to Hunt’s 1997 Mer­cury Grand Mar­quis as he tried to drive away from them in west Lit­tle Rock.

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