Archive - 2012
Benton City Council met a critical deadline Monday night in approving a new power supply agreement that will result in significant savings to the city while ensuring delivery of electrical power to Benton Utilities customers for years to come.
All of the nine aldermen in attendance voted for the measure that has been under negotiation for some time. Alderman Joe Lee Richards was not present, so his vote will be recorded as an automatic "no" to Alderman Doug Stracener's motions for approval.
BAUXITE â€“ A hot start on offense in the first half and stingy play on defense in the second half helped push the Bauxite Lady Miners (4-2) past the Pottsville Apaches by a score of 50-38 on Tuesday night.
Despite the win, head coach Joshua Harrison still felt his team didnâ€™t play their best ball.
â€śIt was an ugly game to say the least,â€ť Harrison said. â€śPottsville is a good team who is constantly in the 4A state tournament. We looked sluggish tonight. We didnâ€™t execute like we normally would, but I thought defensively we played pretty hard.â€ť
BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets led early and often in cruising to a 56-38 victory over the Fort Smith Southside Rebels on Tuesday night. The Hornets improve to 2-0 on the year.
â€śIâ€™m pleased,â€ť Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. â€śI thought we played really hard. I thought they played hard and they did what they were coached to do. Thatâ€™s encouraging to me.â€ť
BRYANT- After trailing nearly the whole game, the Bryant Lady Hornets battled back to a hard-fought 35-34 victory over Mount Saint Mary Academy on Tuesday night at the Bryant Gym. The Lady Hornets improve to 2-1 on the year.
â€śI thought our kids played well,â€ť Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. â€śWe found a way down the stretch to fight back.â€ť
Bryant was led by junior guard Dezarea Duckworth, who finished the night with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. Senior post player Whitney Meyer played a huge part in the rebounding game with eight boards to go along with two points.
The Bryant City Council voted Tuesday in its monthly meeting for the water company asked to "shred upon receipt" documents that were sent out in this month's water bill which ask for residents to provide personal information.
Bryant residents received forms labeled "customer information update form" which solicit the driver's license, social security and phone numbers of every occupant of their home who is over the age of 18.
Mayor Jill Dabbs released a statement regarding the issue Wednesday.
A vehicle crash in Bryant early Wednesday cost a Benton teenager her life, and four more teens remain in area hospitals with injuries, authorities said.
Sgt. Todd Crowson of the Bryant Police Department said at 1 a.m. Wednesday five teenagers inside a passenger vehicle were driving on Northlake Road. Near the Springhill intersection, the vehicle topped the hill, lost control, veered off into a wooded area and crashed into a tree.
Mildred Wright Shipp, age 91, of Bryant, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 20.Â Mildred was a 50 year member of Bauxite #81 and Bryant O.E.S., a Mother Advisor of Bauxite Bauxite Rainbow Assembly and a Grand Representative to British Columbia Canada.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lee and Leatus Wright; her husband of 73 years, Cyril Shipp and a grandson, Kenny Harrell.Â
She is survived by daughters, Barbara Davis and husband, Kenneth of Sardis and Martha Barr of Searcy; five grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Maurine A. Mills, 99, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, November 21.Â She was born September 7, 1913 in Haskell.Â Mrs. Mills retired from the Arkansas Health Care Center and a member of Northside Church of Christ.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Lola Atchison; husband, Roy E. Mills; brother, Lester Atchison and three sisters, Ethel Mitchel, Bessie Lee Burnett and Vida Westbrook.
Tony Allen Waters, 49, of Paron went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 21.Â He was born January 7, 1963 in Little Rock. Tony was an avid hunter and fisherman.Â He loved the outdoors.Â His wonderful personality and great sense of humor will be greatly missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Waters and brother, Wendall Waters.
Debbie Griffith Crook, 52 of Avilla, went to be with the Lord on November 20. Debbie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.Â She was a people person and was loved by many.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Eugene and Juanita Presson, one brother; James, and her first husband; Ralph Griffith.
She is survived by her husband; Rick Crook, three sons; Ricky Griffith and wife, Amber, Randy Griffith and Cody Crook of Alexander.