Archive - 2013
Gail Jeanette Coffman, 69, passed away Nov. 5, 2013. Gail was born June 27, 1944, in Tampa, Fla.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Gann and Dollie Aldridge.
BENTON â€“ Despite struggling for his worst game of the season last week in a 35-0 loss to the Wildcats in El Dorado, senior Panther quarterback Tarek Beaugard still has a chance to break the school record of 25 touchdown passes in a season. Earlroy â€śNubbinâ€ť Wray currently holds the record as Beaugard sits at 21 TDs, failing to throw for one last week and throwing a season-high three interceptions.
BAUXITE â€” The Bauxite Miners have had a hard time winning this season. Owners of a 1-8 overall record and still winless in 7-4A conference play, the Miners head into the the final week of the season with a trip to Nashville tonight.
Bauxite is coming off of a 62-7 loss to conference favorite Arkadelphia last week, a game in which the Miners totaled 226 yards of offense. Rooks led in passing yards with 150. The quarterback added a touchdown to his resume but also threw two interceptions. Junior wide receiver Ben Madison led with 10 catches for 93 yards and a TD in the loss.
The Bryant special election is not about a new tax but instead residents are being asked to approve how tax money the city is already receiving will be spent.
According to the ballot, funds generated by a 3/8 percent tax would be used to build two new fire station to replace two outdated ones.
Early voting started Tuesday at Grace Church (formerly Pentecostal Church) on Arkansas 5 (Stagecoach Road). The last day for early voting is today from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Benton police are looking for a suspect involved in an attempted armed robbery Thursday night at Home Run Gas Station on Military Road.
The owner of the store told officers that he was stocking shelves when he heard a noise at the front door. He said he saw the suspect holding a handgun trying to force his way into the business, but when the owner called 911, the suspect ran away.
"The suspect was described as being a white male, wearing a light-colored, hooded jacket, dark colored pants and a white bandana over his face," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton police spokesperson.
RUSSELLVILLE â€” For those watching in the Russellville High School gym, the 6A Volleyball State Championship match was one to remember. The Benton Lady Panthers fell 16-14 in the fifth and final set of the 6A state final to the Jonesboro Lady Hurricane on Saturday night to finish as runner-up in the state.
â€śIt was a great game,â€ť Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said. â€śIf you go out with a loss, you want it to be a game like that. Hard in everything that they gave.â€ť
BENTON -Â Â With the painful sting of a recent loss still fresh in the air, the Saline County town of Benton played host to the ninth grade football team of cross county rival Bryant. Both teamâ€™s wanted this victory and the fans showed in resilient support of todayâ€™s youngsters and tomorrowâ€™s War Memorial salt slingerâ€™s.Â Benton football would walk away with salt in their wounds once again this season taking a beating from Bryant 34-0.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.
The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.
An Aug. 22 meeting of the Benton Public Utilities Commission meeting with Southwest Water Users on Aug. 22 is generating some controversy.
Commissioners in attendance were Phil Miller and Jim Martin as well as Terry McKinney, general manager of Benton Utilities. However, the information found in the official meeting minutes of the Aug. 22 meeting differs from a report provided by McKinney to the PUC on Sep. 16.
William Larkin â€śBillâ€ť McCurry, 67, of Hot Springs passed away early, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Texarkana, Ark., to Larkin and Elsie McCurry.
Bill loved his family. His most treasured times were spent with his wife, kids and grandkids traveling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and four-wheeling. He loved attending his grandkids' sporting events.