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Archive - Jun 2013

June 19th

Accident affects traffic on Interstate 30

June 19, 2013

An accident at the 125-mile marker of Interstate 30 westbound had traffic at a standstill earlier today. Traffic was backed up to the county line 30 minutes ago.
Sources say traffic is starting to clear up, since the vehicle has been moved.

Bishop buries Hoppers

June 19, 2013

MOUNTAIN HOME – A one-out single in the first inning was the only hit Trey Bishop would give up for the game in a 9-0 Benton McClendon’s Appliances win over host Mountain Home Hoppers in the Twin Lakes Classic on Friday in Mountain Home. The win pitted Benton (first in its pool) against Jonesboro on Saturday at 4:30 in a single elimination format.

Ark. panel reviewing rules on Voter ID law

June 19, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas panel is reviewing the rules for enforcing a new state law that will require voters to show photo identification at the polls before they can cast a ballot.

The state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday was scheduled to review the rules for enforcing the state's voter ID law, which takes effect next year. Poll workers are currently required to ask for identification, but voters can still cast a ballot if they don't show ID.

June 18th

AP: Reputed Mafioso tip triggers new Hoffa body search

June 18, 2013

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain's tip to once again break out the digging equipment to search for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive before a lunch meeting with two mobsters nearly 40 years ago.

Tony Zerilli told his lawyer that Hoffa was buried beneath a concrete slab in a barn in a field in suburban Detroit in 1975. The barn no longer exists, and a full day of digging Monday turned up no sign of Hoffa. Federal agents resumed the search Tuesday morning.

John William Nalley

June 18, 2013

John William Nalley, 78, of Benton left this life to walk with the Lord he adored on Saturday, June 15. He was born in Benton on July 17, 1934, to Charlie and Daisy Nalley.

Donald Paul 'Frog' Perryman

June 18, 2013

Donald Paul “Frog” Perryman, 58, of Bauxite passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013.  He was born June 20, 1954 in Little Rock. 
Donald worked at Quality Auto Parts for 20 years, was a heavy equipment operator and a professional AMA #52. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Alton Paul Perryman; and a daughter, Gina Marie Perryman.

Bulah Geraldine Wolfe Rumley

June 18, 2013

Bulah Geraldine Wolfe Rumley, age 85, of Benton passed away Friday, June 14, 2013. She was born Oct.16, 1927 in Ripley, Tenn.
Bulah was a housewife and a member of Bryant's First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodie S. and Edna Hughes Chipman.
Survivors include a son, Carl Monroe Wolfe Jr. of Rich Square, N.C.; two daughters, Betty Wolfe of Bryant and Jerry Snow Anthony, Texas; a sister, Evaldine Castle of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Martha Ann Wilson White

June 18, 2013

Martha Ann Wilson White, age 55, of Benton passed away Friday, June 14, 2013.  She was born July 1, 1957, in Benton.
Mrs. White was a nurse’s aide.  She was preceded in death by her father, James Wilson.
 She is survived by her husband, Gary White; five children, Kelley D. Lewis, Christopher L. Newkirk (Cody), Tina Grant (Brian), Gary White Jr. and Conner White; her mother, Juanita Robertson (Frankie); five siblings, Robie L. Robertson, Donnie Wilson, Phillip Robertson (Linda), Rebel L. White (Tommy) and Daniel Robertson; and four grandchildren.

Paul 'Tater' Sweeten

June 18, 2013

Paul “Tater” Sweeten made his mark on the football field, but went on to influence generations of Houston students as a coach, mentor, and teacher. After battling the effects of cancer for more than 30 years, Paul passed away peacefully June 5, 2013.

Wanda J. Mauldin

June 18, 2013

Wanda J. Mauldin, 64, of Benton, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center Hot Springs.
Wanda was born Feb. 6, 1949, in Emmet to the late Rose S. Mauldin, but grew up in Benton.
Wanda attended the Ralph Bunche School in Benton and worked at Benton Services Center until she became disabled. She was a member of St Paul Baptist Church and was an usher.

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