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July 16th

David Melton Eubanks

July 16, 2012

David Melton Eubanks, 63, of Benton, passed away Thursday, July 12.
He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Pine Bluff. David was retired. He was a Navy veteran and served on the USS Constellation during the Vietnam War, serving from 1967 to 1970.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and of the Baptist Faith. 
David was preceded in death by his father, Leon R. Eubanks; and four siblings, Momi Eubanks, John W. Huff, Leon R. Eubanks Jr. and Roger A. Eubanks.

Black Sox drop to Newport

July 16, 2012

BRYANT – After defeating Stuttgart 7-2 on Saturday in the second round of the AA American Legion State Tournament, the Bryant Black Sox fell 3-2 in a hard-fought game to Newport Dell Motors on Sunday at Bryant High School.

Newport starter Michael Reynolds gave up two unearned runs in his complete-game win as he held Bryant at bay. Reynolds finished giving up seven hits and a walk while striking out four and throwing 106 pitches.

July 14th

Active Shooter training for officers benefits all

July 14, 2012

The reality is that at any moment any person can hold any number of victims inside public facilities hostage, or worse, could even harm or kill any number of those victims.
One needs to remember that these situations haven't just taken place in California or Columbine High School in Colorado. Just several miles down the road from Saline County, two young boys shot several children on the grounds of the Westside Middle School in Jonesboro on March 24, 1998. Four children and one adult lost their lives on that day.

Tull child suffers from rare kidney condition; Fundraiser set to assist family with medical costs

July 14, 2012

An evening out is a pleasant experience for most people, but area residents have an opportunity to enjoy such an event while supporting a worthy cause.
The event is called "Dining for Dex" and is a benefit for Dexter McDade, the not-quite-one-month-old child of Jerred and Alexis McDade of Tull. The baby currently is hospitalized at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Friends of the family have planned a benefit pasta dinner to assist the family with the overwhelming costs of Dexter's medical bills.

CodeRed is now accessible to all Saline County residents

July 14, 2012

All Saline County residents can now be alerted about any type of emergency through a cell phone, home phone and/or email address, as county officials have entered a contract with CodeRed Emergency Notification System.

Boys and Girls Club employee arrested by Bryant police; committee members respond

July 14, 2012

Jonathan Ray Glenn was a familiar face inside the walls of the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant, but on Friday he was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $17,000 from the organization.
The 38-year-old Glenn, who is the club's former operations and finance director, surrendered voluntarily to authorities. He faces a felony charge of theft of property.

Man accused of carjacking with knife is arrested

July 14, 2012

The Saline County Sheriff's Office has ended the search for an Alexander man who allegedly was involved in a carjacking while wielding a weapon.
Lt. Mike Frost said that after an anonymous phone call, 33-year-old Morris Raymond Combee was found at a residence on Springhill Road in Bryant. Combee reportedly was taken into custody without incident and is being held without bond, pending a court hearing.
Combee is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and theft of property.

Cat that suffered gunshot wound recovers from surgery, loss of eye

July 14, 2012

Volunteers at the Humane Society of Saline County and other animal rescue group volunteers will tell you that animals have amazing resilience, often recovering from injuries that appeared initially to be hopeless.
Also, animals are amazingly stoic during the recovery process, volunteers say.
Ann Sanders, director of the Humane Society in Bauxite, said a classic example of this sort of situation is Shotgun Dan, a young cat who has survived unbelievable odds.

July 13th

John Charles McCown, Sr.

July 13, 2012

John Charles McCown Sr., 79, of Benton passed away Wednesday, July 11.  He was born March 17, 1933, in Little Rock to the late Earl Mitchell McCown Sr. and Edith Cutrell McCown.
A Korean War veteran, Mr. McCown served with the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the rank of staff sergeant. He also was a retired Army veteran, holding the rank of sergeant major. He also served in the Army National Guard, holding the rank of sergeant major.

Treba Mildred Fowler

July 13, 2012

Treba Mildred Fowler, 85, of Benton died Thursday, July 12.
She was born March 27, 1927, in Saline County. Treba was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Since 1954, she had been a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ada Garrett Lawrence; her husband, Robert Fowler; a grandson, Patrick Jay Fowler; four brothers and three sisters.

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