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Archive - Jul 2013

July 8th

Today's top U.S./World news stories

July 8, 2013

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. 40 KILLED, HUNDREDS WOUNDED IN CAIRO ATTACK

A ministry official says gunmen targeted supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi holding a sit-in outside a military building.

2. CRASH PILOT HAD LITTLE EXPERIENCE WITH BOEING PLANE

The pilot was guiding a 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried unsuccessfully to abort the landing after coming in too slow.

3. RECORDS ON BIN LADEN RAID PURGED

Burn ban issued in Saline County

July 8, 2013

A burn ban has been issued for Saline County.
The Keetch-Byram Drought Index was at 621 on Sunday, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. A KBDI of 600 and above indicates an extremely high fire danger level.

James Timothy “Tim” Collins

July 8, 2013

James Timothy “Tim” Collins, age 57, passed away in his home in Hot Springs, Arkansas July 4, 2013.  He was born January 30, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas to George and Doris Collins.  Tim was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.  He established Wendy’s in Southern Texas and was a previous owner of Backyard Burgers.  Tim also worked for Harley Davidson and loved selling and riding motorcycles.  He was preceded in death by his father, George Collins and his grandmother, Thomasene Caple. 

Thomas Allen Baxley

July 8, 2013

Thomas Allen Baxley, 77, a lifelong resident of the Sardis community, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, with his family by his side.
He was born in Sardis on Oct. 20, 1935, to the late Milton and Eula Pruett Baxley. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1954 and then began a lifelong career in the furniture manufacturing business.
He was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis.

Calvin Douglas Phillips

July 8, 2013

Calvin Douglas Phillips, 101, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Mena.
He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Lillie, La., to the late David Mathew Phillips and the late Sarah Martindale Phillips. He was a longtime resident of El Dorado, a veteran and a supervisor for Monsanto Chemical for many years.
Calvin was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to all who knew and loved him.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Lane Andrew Huie

July 8, 2013

Lane Andrew Huie was born in Little Rock on January 28, 1986 to Casey Andrew Huie and Darla Southern Huie.  Lane passed away on July 4, 2013 in Little Rock due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. 
Lane graduated from Benton High School where he played football. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He served as General Manager at the family-owned restaurant, Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro.

Edgar E. Johnston

July 8, 2013

Edgar E. Johnston, 69, of Haskell passed away Friday, July 5, 2013. at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born Sept. 9, 1943 in Ogdensburg, N.Y., to the late J. Edgar and Marjorie Stevenson Johnston.
Ed had retired after working 33 years for Entergy. He also worked for H & R Block as a tax preparer. He grew up on a dairy farm, picked up the nickname “Peanut” and was a state wrestling champ at one time.

July 6th

McClendon's fall at ATU

July 6, 2013

RUSSELLVILLE – The Benton McClendon’s Appliances hit into four double plays in a 3-0 loss to Russellville Post 20 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on Wednesday. The loss sets the McClendon’s down to 7-12 on the year.
Russellville scored just one run in the first inning despite three walks and two hits issued by starter Trey Bishop. Post 20 would score just two unearned runs in the bottom of the third to take a 3-0 lead which would hold up for the rest of the game.

July 5th

Civil War presentation set for Monday

July 5, 2013

Herzfeld Library in Benton will present Civil War in Saline County on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Anthony Rushing, a local historian and teacher at Bethel Middle School in Bryant, will give the presentation. Call the library at 501-778-4766 for more information.

Sport Shop falls to Cabot

July 5, 2013

BENTON – Benton Sport Shop couldn’t overcome a slow start while allowing 15 hits in a 12-4 loss to the Sylvan Hills Bruins on Bill Perry Field at Bernard Holland Park in Benton on Tuesday.
“Sylvan Hills is a great team,” Benton Coach Steven Tew said. “They hit the ball very well against us. The good thing is none of us gave up. We rallied back there in the end and that was promising. We got a couple of guys banged up… we’ll be ready by district tournament.”

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