Archive - Jul 2013
Rosemond Janice Lovell, 81, of Conway died peacefully in her home as she held her daughter's hand on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Affectionately known as "Mammer," she was born May 22, 1932 in East End and weighed only 2 pounds. She had to wear doll clothing and men's handkerchiefs as diapers. She spent her formative years with her grandmother in Malvern and graduated from Central High School in Little Rock in 1951 afterÂ numerous family moves around the United States.
Saline County is under a severe thunderstorm watch today until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
SHERIDAN â€“ After combining for one hit and one run against the Bryant Black Sox in two regular-season meetings, the Benton McClendonâ€™s put up 16 hits and 11 runs on the Sox on Saturday, but it wasnâ€™t enough as Bryant took a 14-11 win over Benton in the second round of the Zone 4 Tournament in Sheridan.
With Duchess Kate in the hospital in labor, the Associated Press has released a timeline of events from the couple's life and pregnancy.
LONDON â€” Prince William and his wife Kate, both 31, are expecting their first child, to be third in line for the throne. Here are some highlights of their lives and of the royal pregnancy:
â€”Sept. 2001: Prince William and Kate Middleton meet at St Andrews University in Scotland where they are both studying art history.
Tracy Neal of Bryant was making her third try for the Miss Arkansas crown and almost got it â€” but not quite.
The 23-year-old was named first runner-up at the pageant in Hot Springs, which is no small honor. For that distinction, Neal receives a $8,000 scholarship sponsored by Charles and Susie Morgan.
She was competing as Miss Heart of the Ozarks.
More details are available in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Brian Irby of the Arkansas History Commission will present today at 6:30 p.m. in the Herzfeld Library in Benton an interesting program about Arkansas Governor Jeff Davis and the problems that public drinking caused in early 20th century Arkansas. The meeting is open to the public. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
Police responded earlier this afternoon to a man threatening to harm himself parked in Trinity Baptist Church parking lot on Edison Avenue in Benton.
Authorities managed to negotiate with the man, and everything ended peacefully, according to Lt. Kevin Russell of the Benton Police Department.
The man reportedly went with police to seek help.
A portion of Edison Avenue was closed for a short time because of the incident.
Ninety-five cats and dogs â€” many in urgent need of veterinary attention â€” were rescued from a property in White County, after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care.
Arkansas State Police called in The Humane Society of the United States and other area and national organizations, including the Humane Society of Saline County, Central Arkansas Rescue Efforts for Animals, and RedRover to assist in the rescue and removal the animals.
Many of the animals reportedly were suffering from respiratory problems as well as skin, eye and ear conditions.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission has released the Wildfire Situation Report for today, and the district in which Saline County falls is at the highest risk of wildfire in the state.
Saline County is still under a burn ban.
"Looks like the rain didn't help us," said Bryant Fire Chief J.P. Jordan.
There is still a chance of rain tonight and tomorrow, however, according to the National Weather Service.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Attorneys for two Little Rock abortion providers are asking a federal judge to strike down a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy.
Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed their request for summary judgment on Friday.
They're also asking U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright to issue a permanent injunction that prevents the law from being enforced. Wright already granted a temporary injunction while the lawsuit is pending.