March 14th, 2014
JONESBORO â€“ Making the 6A State Tournament semifinals their second consecutive year against the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, the result was almost exactly the same as last season as the Benton Panthers fell 63-53 on Tuesday afternoon at Jonesboro High School. The Hurricane defeated Benton last year 61-51 in the semis at Greenwood.
â€śThey had depth,â€ť Benton Coach Dwaine Fishburn said of Jonesboro. â€śI could see that at the end. We got into some early foul trouble. Our game plan, early on, was working really well.â€ť
James Mitchell Orrell, 63, of Jessieville passed away March 10, 2014. He was born May 7, 1950, in Steve, Ark., to Bob and Lillie Orrell. Mitchell was a U.S. Army veteran and a longtime employee of Alcoa. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to garden and raise his animals. He had a great sense of humor and was a devoted family man.
Mitchell was loved by all and will be deeply missed.
He was predeceased by his father, Bob Orrell, and a sister, Wanda Sue.