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January 7th, 2015

Bauxite under a boil order

January 7, 2015

Mayor Bill Russell has issued a boil order for the city of Bauxite.
“Water is currently turned off from the corner of Spring and Lewis Streets to Border and Lewis to High Street and Border back to Lewis,” said Alderman Paula Matthews.
There was a leak and crews were not able to fix it Tuesday as planned.
Russell said he is hoping to have the problem fixed today.
“The mayor will be at City Hall for the night if there are any citizens of Bauxite in need of assistance for getting water or using the restrooms,” she said.

January 6th

Bryant woman facing drug charges

January 6, 2015

A Bryant woman was arrested overnight Monday on Smithers Drive on drug charges.

Brandi Goforth, 32, allegedly had drugs and drug paraphernalia in her vehicle when she was pulled over near Howard Perrin Elementary School for a non-working brake light, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

While searching her vehicle, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, medication without a prescription and drug paraphernalia, Russell said.

Good news for gamers: Video game scholarships at Kentucky college

January 6, 2015

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A private liberal arts college in Kentucky says it will make video games an official sport and start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall.

The move makes the University of Pikeville one of only a few schools in the nation to provide scholarships to those who play "League of Legends," a multiplayer online battle arena game, according to WYMT-TV (

"It's actually becoming a worldwide trend," said Bruce Parsons, Pikeville's new media director. "This game is five-on-five competitive play. It takes skill, practice and a lot of teamwork."

Registration opens today for Civitan Services 5k

January 6, 2015

Registration opened Tuesday for a 5k to benefit Civitan Services. The Peace, Love & 5k and 1-mile family fun run is set to take place on March 14.

Those who register before Feb. 28 are guaranteed to receive a T-shirt. The cost for the race is $20 for early registration and $25 after early registration.

The race will begin at 8 a.m. at The Civitan Center, continue to Benton Parkway and end at the Benton High School Sports Complex. This is a flat and fast course, said Ashley Copple, special events coordinator.

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