Archive - Apr 2013
Newly updated information at the First Electric website shows outages in the Hwy. 5 area near Hot Springs Village have gone back up to 220 customers.
Information posted at the First Electric Cooperative website indicates that power has been restored to the outage area in Saline County on Hwy. 5 near Hot Springs Village.
A strong cold front is pushing into western Arkansas. Current temperatures include 50 in Hot Springs, 43 in Fort Smith. The current temperature in Benton is 77.
Forecasters expect the potential for storms and rain to continue through midnight.
First Electric Cooperative is reporting 379 power outages in Saline County near Hot Springs Village on Hwy. 5.
The National Weather Service has lifted a thunderstorm warning for Saline County. However, the county is also under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.
At 6 p.m, heavy rains were moving into the Benton area.
The National Weather Service is predicting strong thunderstorms for tonight. There's a 50 percent chance the rain will start this afternoon, according to the NWS website.
The storms are supposed to clear up by Thursday night.
Capt. Everett Eugene Donham
Arkansas State Police Capt. Everett Eugene Donham of Hensley died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Southern Trace Nursing Home in Bryant at the age of 82.
He was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Little Rock, the son of the late William Everett and Gertie Mae Palmer Donham. He was a member of Marlow Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan, a member of Iron Springs Masonic Lodge and a member of Arkansas State Police Association.
Martha Jean â€śFritzâ€ť Carter Talley, 86, of Dardanelle died Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Little Rock to the late Dr. John L. Carter and Lena Loretta Masters Carter.
She graduated Little Rock Senior High School (now Central) in 1944, then attended Little Rock Junior College from 1944 o 1946, and graduated from Ouachita Baptist College (now University) in 1948. She was a teacher for Mabelvale and Pine Bluff Schools, Draughonâ€™s School of Business, and Lionâ€™s World Services for the Blind.
Billie Sue Hunt, 76, of Benton passed away April 8, 2013.Â She was born Oct. 3, 1936, in Woodville, Calif.. to the late Virgil and Edna Chastain Taylor.Â Billie was of the Baptist faith.Â She was a singer and songwriter and the family will cherish her many songs that she recorded for them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Michael Hunt; a granddaughter, Bobbie L. Hunt; two brothers, Rogie Taylor and John â€śGubâ€ť Taylor; and a sister, Kathy Blake.
Vanessa Ruth Pirl, 58, passed away April 2, 2013.Â Vanessa was born Dec. 20, 1954, in Little Rock. Vanessa loved spending time with her grandchildren.Â A few of their favorite times were spent rock hunting and going out for ice cream.Â She loved to party and go to the arcades.
Vanessa was preceded in death by her parents, John Whitlock Pirl and Vera Wilbanks; and her sister-in-law, Jeanie Holiman.