March 11th, 2014
Bryant Superintendent Randy Rutherford has been placed on administrative leave for at least the next 30 days.
The district released this statement about the situation.
"The Bryant Board of Education is actively developing a plan to ensure interim leadership at the superintendent level. The board has the utmost confidence in the ability of the current administration to handle any questions or decision that may arise until an interim leader is designated."
Further information is confidential, said Rhonda Sanders, school board president.
Martha â€śMartyâ€ť Yancey Edmondson, 78, of Alexander, passed away on March 10, 2014 at Saline Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Vilonia to the late Barty and Della (Lewellen) Yancey.
Martha worked in food service management and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Eugene Edmondson; a brother; Joe Yancey; and a sister; Wilma Reed.
Thelma Faye Batson, 83, of Little Rock, recently of Malvern, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Thelma was born Jan. 17, 1931, to E.V. and Birdie Graham Clark in Dalton, Texas, near Ennis.
First and foremost, Thelma was a devout believer in her Lord Jesus Christ. In her years of high school she was captain of the cheerleaders in Ennis and enjoyed many friends while growing up there.