Archive - Apr 2013
The Benton Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating a shooting suspect.
A man was shot in the chest in the area of Millbrook Cove midnight Thursday, according to a release from the Benton Police Department.
The victim was transported from the scene via Medflight and is currently in serious condition, according to police.
Relay For Life of Saline County has been moved to the First Southern Baptist Church North Campus Gym, located at 8800 Arkansas 5, across from Midland Road.
The event was moved indoors because of weather forecasts calling for rain on Friday night.
Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.
HASKELL â€“ After taking two games from Magnet Cove (9-5 and 6-5 wins) over the weekend, the Benton Harmony Grove Cardinals put their winning streak at six with a 14-2 shellacking of the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Monday.
â€śIâ€™m very proud of the leaps and bounds these guys have made this year,â€ť Cardinalsâ€™ Coach Brandon Mynhier said. â€śThey work hard and have really learned how to win.â€ť
The Cardinals (10-8, 5-2 5-3A) pounded out 11 hits in the win and Ryan Roush started getting the win. Roush gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in five innings, and struck out six.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Hornets soccer team wasted little time in dispensing of the JA Fair War Eagles 9-0 in 7A/6A South conference play on Friday at Hornets Stadium.
Junior Bryce Denker scored five goals in the win, the second time this season Denker has scored five goals in a game. But Denker didnâ€™t start the game with a goal. It was an assist to senior Cameron Furton from Denker at the 36:14 mark of the first half that got the scoring started.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Benton Panthers soccer team had no trouble with the JA Fair War Eagles in 7A/6A South conference action on Wednesday in Little Rock. The Panthers won 7-0 and Coach Bobby Winn said his team didnâ€™t suffer a hangover after its emotional victory against Bryant last week. It was the first time Benton boys soccer beat Bryant since 2004.
â€śThe team played really focused after a huge win vs. Bryant and did not play into a trap game situation,â€ť Winn said.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets fell 8-6 to the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves in 7A/6A South conference action on Friday at Lady Hornets Field. Bryant was down 7-2 in the fifth inning, but couldnâ€™t complete the comeback in the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Wolves jumped on the Lady Hornets (10-9, 6-4 South) in the first inning plating three run in the top half. Bryant responded with a run in the bottom half when junior Katy Stillman scored on a passed ball.
BENTON - The Benton Lady Panthers were the rulers of the 6A South conference a season ago, finishing with an undefeated 14-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed in the 2012 State Tournament. With that season history, a new leader has emerged in the conference; the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets.
Swifton Tole, age 80, of Pangburn passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Swifton was born in McJester (Cleburne County) on Oct. 27, 1932, to Avalee Henderson and Edmond Swifton Tole. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Henderson and Eddy Tole.
Charles A. Garrett, 85, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away April 18, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospice surrounded by wife and sons.
Charlie was born March 29, 1928 to the late Arthur and Sylvia Garrett in the southwest Arkansas community known as Weaver.Â He was the second of four siblings including the late George Garrett and the surviving Marion Huegin of Placentia, California and Glenda Westmoreland of Prescott, Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law legislation that will allow Arkansas to use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private health insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
Beebe signed the bills Tuesday. The measures set up the "private option" program that supporters have touted as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health care law. The proposal would allow the state to purchase private insurance through an exchange set up through the law.