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Archive - 2012

January 27th

Lady Cardinals' skid continues

January 27, 2012

HASKELL - Harmony Grove’s woes continued on Tuesday night when Fountain Lake came to town. Losing to the Cobras for the second time this season, the Lady Cardinals’ skid hit four straight games without a win after losing on Tuesday 48-33. The Lady Cobras beat Harmony Grove earlier in the year 50-33.

The Lady Cardinals came into Tuesday night with another streak on their shoulders that they hoped would be lifted. For three straight games, the Lady Cardinals had shot under 25 percent from the floor.

Powell B. Brown

January 27, 2012

Powell B. Brown, 86, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25.  He was born July 24, 1925, in Frisco City, Ala., to the late Robert and Mamie Brown. 
Powell was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. Powell was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Gloria Mae Brown; two brothers and five sisters.

January 26th

Jeremie Brent Harrell

January 26, 2012

Jeremie Brent Harrell, 35, passed from this life on Jan. 20. He was born Aug. 1, 1976 in Little Rock.
He is survived by his wife, Melonie Harrell; three stepchildren; Damion West, Haley Nance and Raistlin Diebel; his mother, Vickie York of Franklin; a sister, Karmen Harrell of Franklin; a brother, Eric Fouth of Calico Rock; and his close friends, Albert Lee, Dennis King and Mike Farrow, as well as many other friends and family members who loved him and will miss him greatly.
Brent loved playing the guitar and working on cars.
A private service will be held.

Bonnie Jean Smith

January 26, 2012

Bonnie Jean Smith, 85, a resident of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24. She was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Little Rock to the late Dewitt Talmadge Pool and the late Minnie Lee Bettis.
Bonnie loved to plant flowers at her house for many years.  She was a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.L. Smith; and two sons, Larry Wayne Buster and Ronnie Hollingshead. 

Ronald Allen Prince

January 26, 2012

Ronald Allen Prince, 53, of North Little Rock passed away Jan. 23, after a long and brave battle with diabetes and cancer. He was born Feb. 18, 1958 in Little Rock. From an early age, Ron displayed talents both creative and entrepreneurial which would serve him well throughout his life. As a boy, he wrote, edited and published The Arnold Street News, a neighborhood newspaper that also contained ads for Ron’s other enterprises – neighborhood plays and eight millimeter film shows for which he would charge admission and serve refreshments.

William Brian Hampton

January 26, 2012

William Brian Hampton, 50, of Benton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, at his home. He was born May 30, 1961, in Fort Smith to William Burke and Demo Lee (Stephenson) Hampton.
He graduated from Benton High School in 1979 and was a 1984 graduate of University of Central Arkansas, where he was member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Benton, was a member of the First Christian Church of Benton, and also attended the First Nazarene Church of Benton.
Mr. Hampton previously was employed at Benton State Bank.

January 25th

Bauxite meeting concerning vacant court spots turns tense

January 25, 2012

Tension soared during Monday's Bauxite City Council meeting concerning a vacant court clerk/recorder/treasurer position and resulted in a former alderman calling the mayor "a pathetic little man."
The comment was made by Debbie Purifoy who, along with resident Brenda Haney, has openly campaigned for the position since November. The position was vacated by Renee Chastain on Oct. 18, 2011, just months after she was appointed to serve in that capacity. This followed the March 8, 2011, resignation of Gary Duncan,a former mayor.

Curtis enters race for county clerk

January 25, 2012

Doug Curtis is a candidate for the office of Saline County clerk.
He is seeking the Republican Party's nomination in the May preferential primary election.
Curtis is no stranger to county government, having served nine terms on the Saline County Quorum Court.
"I would like to take my experience into the county clerk's office," Curtis said.
"I have been involved with the current county clerk, Freddy Burton, and his staff on many elections and various other projects throughout my tenure as a justice of the peace," he noted.

Fourth quarter fortune: Lady Miners rout Maumelle in 4th

January 25, 2012

MAUMELLE – Down three points at the half, the Bauxite Lady Miners routed the Maumelle Lady Hornets in the fourth quarter to take a 66-42 victory on the road on Tuesday in 7-4A conference action. The Lady Miners outscored the Lady Hornets 32-8 in the fourth quarter for the win.

“Just went nuts in the fourth quarter,” Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. “Made a few shots. Got some rebounds and got [Maumelle] overextended a little bit; spread the floor out a little bit and started hitting layups.”

Girls routed, Hornets lose it in second half

January 25, 2012

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats were not very gracious hosts as they defeated the Bryant Lady Hornets 54-15 in dominating fashion in 7A/6A Central conference action on Tuesday night in North Little Rock.

The Lady Hornets’ stat line was all one had to look at to see why they could not get anything going against the Lady Wildcats. Bryant shot seven percent (3 of 42) for the game from the field, 9 of 20 from the free-throw line and committed 18 turnovers, to North Little Rock’s six.

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