September 11th, 2014
BENTON â€“ Approximately 30 people turned out for the first meeting of the Benton Touchdown Club on Monday, Sept. 8, at Western Sizzlinâ€™. The club is formed specifically for Benton Panthers football and will meet on a monthly basis.
John Ginn, treasurer of the club, welcomed members and introduced Panthers Head Coach Scott Neathery.
â€śHow does it feel to come away from the game with Bryant and still be undefeated?â€ť asked Ginn.
BATESVILLE â€” Officials say two melted chocolate bars sent in the mail prompted an evacuation at a Batesville call center.
The Independence County Sheriff's Office says the two king-size Hershey bars were sent to the Access Arkansas call center with no return address. The Independence County Sheriff's Office says the center was evacuated Tuesday morning.
Police, fire and emergency management responded to the scene, as did a U.S. Postal Service inspector who later deemed the envelope safe.
JONESBORO â€” Arkansas State University will modify helmet decals that honor former player Markel Owens and former equipment manager Barry Weyer after receiving a complaint that the decal in the shape of a cross is a violation of the separation of church and state.
The cross on the back of the helmets has Owens' initials on one side and Weyer's initials on the other.