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100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 11, 1917

■ The ghost of his dead mother haunts Gar­land Ash­ley, aged 12, who is liv­ing at the Ju­ve­nile De­ten­tion Home. He thought he saw her in a crowd on Main street Thurs­day night. He did not re­turn to the home at bed­time and late at night, when he was met at the door he was shiv­er­ing, his face was ghastly white. “I saw mamma,” he said, when ques­tioned as to why he had been out so late. “She was all dressed in white. I got so scared I couldn’t walk home,” he told Mrs. J. Erick­son, pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer.

50 YEARS AGO

Aug. 11, 1967

FAYET­TEVILLE — Cir­cuit Judge Maupin Cum­mings ap­proved Wed­nes­day Spring­dale’s an­nex­a­tion of 400 acres near the Bethel Heights com­mu­nity in Ben­ton County. Spring­dale, in Wash­ing­ton County, was the prin­ci­pal city in mind when the 1967 leg­is­la­ture passed a bill to al­low a city to an­nex land across a county line. The an­nex­a­tion in­volved 61 res­i­dents, and pre­vi­ously had been ap­proved by Ben­ton County Judge Sher­man Kinyon.

25 YEARS AGO

Aug. 11, 1992

FAYET­TEVILLE — Fayet­teville Po­lice said Mon­day they are await­ing re­sults from the state Crime Lab­o­ra­tory to de­ter­mine whether a Fayet­teville man charged with a Spring­dale mur­der is a sus­pect in a dou­ble homi­cide here Aug. 1. “We have sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als we’re look­ing at kinda hard,” Fayet­teville Po­lice Lt. Rick Hoyt said. “We’re not ready to call any­one a sus­pect at this time.” Blood, hair, and saliva sam­ples were taken from Jef­fery Scott Thomas, 20, af­ter a neigh­bor of the slain cou­ple, Mont­gomery and Re­becca Overbo, picked Thomas out of a pho­to­graph lineup as hav­ing been at the Over­bos’ home two days be­fore their bod­ies were dis­cov­ered there.

10 YEARS AGO

Aug. 11 , 2007

PINE BLUFF — A Pine Bluff man ac­cused of killing one per­son and in­jur­ing two oth­ers in a shootout in the park­ing lot of a night­club Friday morn­ing has been ar­rested on charges of mur­der and bat­tery. Bran­don Roberts, 20, is ac­cused in the shoot­ing death of Mar­quis Bor­ders, 28. Po­lice said he fired a semi­au­to­matic hand­gun into a crowd about 3:40 a.m. in the park­ing lot of the Three Gables Night­club at 3003 W. Pullen St. Wit­nesses, in­clud­ing Roberts’ mother, told po­lice Roberts fired the shots dur­ing a shootout with Bor­ders, said Cym­ber L. Tad­lock, a deputy pros­e­cut­ing at­tor­ney for the 11th Ju­di­cial District West.

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