Archive - Jan 11, 2013
UPDATE: A man that allegedly robbed a Shell Superstop in Benton on Thursday was arrested by Little Rock police late Saturday.
As of press time, 20-year-old Daniel Glenn Caple remains in the Pulaski County Regional jail. He faces two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of theft of property, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of terroristic threatening by Benton police. Additionally, Caple faces charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property by the Little Rock Police Department.
Caple will be extradited to Saline County jail, authorities said.
B.R. McGinty, 79, of Bryant passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1933.
Mr. McGinty was owner and founder of B. R. McGinty Mechanical Contractors served customers for 48 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War from 1952 to 1957 and was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church.
Martha Elizabeth Nowlin Statler, 86, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 9.
She was born in Rolla on May 2, 1926, to the late Bill and Martha Elliott Nowlin.Â She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Traskwood and loved reading, teaching, and traveling.
Clenton R. Cash, 79, of Benton passed away Jan. 8. Clenton was born Feb. 1, 1933. in the family home on Cash Mountain Road in Saline City to James Cash and Frances McDougal. He loved music and the outdoors.
Clenton retired from Alcoa after working 42 years as an electrical supervisor. He served as choir director for numerous churches and was a member of the Happy Day Gospel Singers.
Francis A. "Pete" Russ, 87, of Benton passed away Monday, Jan. 7, at his home.Â He was born in Little Rock on Feb. 4, 1925.Â
Mr. Russ served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. His ship, the USS Goss, was a member of the fleet in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered to Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
He retired from the sheet metal shop at Alcoa after 30 years of service and was a long time member of Geyer Springs Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hazel (Kriegbaum) Russ, and daughter, Charliss Russ.
LITTLE ROCK - With the first half of the conference season nearing its end, the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals are having trouble getting into the win column since coming back from Christmas break. Before taking a small sabbatical, the Lady Cardinals had won back-to-back 5-3A conference games to even their record at 2-2 in league play.
Benton city officials have released information about street changes related to ongoing improvements being made to Lower Military Road.
On Friday, Jan. 11, Military Road traffic between Smithers Drive and Northshore Drive will be shifted over onto new lanes, Mayor David Mattingly announced.
The old road will be closed to through traffic at this time.
Access to the old roadway for businesses and their customers may be obtained at the Smithers or Northshore intersections, based on the business location, he said.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) says he is optimistic about the nation's economy, but pointed out that "housing needs to come back."
Pryor's comments came Wednesday morning during a break in a tour of Bryant High School. His visit also included stops at the Saline County Airport in Bryant, the Saint-Gobain facility currently under construction on Cyanamid Road and a meeting with the Saline County Economic Development Corp.
The driver of a semi-truck died early Friday morning in an accident near mile marker 112 on the eastbound side of Interstate 30. The vehicle traveled off the highway, crossed the service road and hit a pine tree approximately 40 feet into a wooded area. The semi was towing a small pickup truck at the time. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the driver had not been released at press time. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the State Police.
Several convenience stores throughout Benton were raided Wednesday for having alleged illegal gambling machines on the premises and some for illegally exchanging prizes for lottery tickets, authorities said.