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Chemistry coming through

August 23, 2013

BENTON – Losing six seniors from a state playoff team may seem like a lot to lose going into the next season, but the Benton Lady Panthers volleyball team is not shy on experience.
“We have five seniors this year and they all pretty much played last year, or played some,” Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said. “They know what it takes, and I have a feeling they’re going to do what it takes to have a good year. It’s been fun so far.”

Youth and athleticism

August 23, 2013

BRYANT – What a difference a year makes. After winning the 7A/6A South conference with an undefeated record, the Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball team returns one player with extended varsity experience as Bryant graduated eight seniors last season. This year, the Lady Hornets have no seniors.
“We definitely look different,” Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said. “Last year, our entire varsity, other than Abby Staton, were all seniors. This year, we look a little bit different, but we’re still as aggressive. We’re going to play just as intense.

Celebrity waiter event set for today

August 23, 2013

Relay For Life of Saline County will host its fourth annual Celebrity Waiter fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Larry’s Pizza, located off Arkansas 5 in Bryant.
Donations and tips given to waiters throughout the evening will benefit the 2013 Relay For Life event, the American Cancer Society’s largest annual fundraiser.

Inmate who escaped from Ark. jail captured in Fla.

August 23, 2013

HOT SPRINGS — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a central Arkansas jail last month has been recaptured in the Florida Panhandle.

The Garland County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Derrick Estell was in custody in Florida.

Sheriff's Deputy Scott Hinojosa says Estell had escaped the agency's custody on July 28 with help from Tamara Upshaw and others after returning from the Arkansas Department of Correction for a court appearance.

Investigators in Arkansas say they learned of Estell and Upshaw's whereabouts and worked with authorities in Florida to have them recaptured.

Soldier guilty of murder for Fort Hood shootings

August 23, 2013

FORT HOOD, Texas — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.

The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in a crowded waiting room where unarmed troops were making final preparations to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded.

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