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Marion Jr. Craft

September 6, 2012

Marion Jr. Craft, 84, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4. 
He was born Sept. 7, 1927 in Lonsdale to Sophia Josephine (Cash) Craft and Francis Marion Craft. 
He entered the Army in February of 1946, serving his basic training at Camp Crower near Neosho, Mo. (south of Joplin).
After basic training, he went home for 20 days until June 1, 1946, when he traveled by train to Seattle, Wash., where he was stationed.  Early one morning with full field pack, they hiked (apparently near San Francisco) through a gate that read, “World’s Best Damn Soldiers Walked Through This Gate."

Kays seeks position on Bryant City Council

September 6, 2012

Alan Kays will vie for Position 2, Ward 1 of Bryant City Council in the Nov. 6 general election.
The position currently is held by Danny Steele, who is not seeking another term.
Kays' opponent is Wade Permenter. Aldermanic races are nonpartisan.
Kays said the main reason he is running for the council position is to "restore focus on City Council to our citizens." Particularly, he wants to hone in on supporting children and senior citizens.

Woman arrested Tuesday at state senator's home

September 6, 2012

A Little Rock woman was arrested late Tuesday after allegedly striking the head of state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Little Rock.
A Little Rock police report said officers responded to 38-year-old Hutchinson's home, where 39-year-old Julie McGee had locked herself in a bathroom.
McGee, reportedly a former girlfriend of Hutchinson, claimed that the senator had thrown her onto a couch, causing "a swollen lip, scratches to her wrists and redness to her left arm."

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