Archive - 2013
Delbert Dwain Hairston, age 85, of Benton passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, from complications of a stroke. Dewain was born Dec. 9, 1927, to the late Walter and Una Hairston of Lincoln County.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Willerene Butler, Laverne Hathcote, Frances Blakely and Elsie Austin; brothers, Louis Hairston, Dudley Hairston and Doyle Blythe; and a son, Dr. R. Keith Hairston of Texarkana.
Alyssa E. Dillavou 18, went to be with her Lord on August 29, 2013 with her family by her side. She loved swimming and dancing.Â She is now in Heaven dancing with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her parents, Christy and Chadrick Dillavou and Stephanie Dillavou; three brothers, Jarrid, Clayton and Sam; two sisters, Maiken and Sydne; and a host of family and friends who all loved her and will miss her dearly.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Highway 5 North, Bryant, AR.
Vance B. Hogue Jr., 84, of Benton, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013.Â
He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Winchester. Mr. Hogue retired from Arkansas Best Freight as an Over the Road Driver.Â He was a member of Dumas Uited Methodist Church and a retired Teamster.Â
Mr. Hogue was preceded in death by his parents, Vance B. Hogue Sr. and Ida Mae Brown Hogue; a daughter, Jennie Hogue; six siblings, Florence Walton, Fred Hogue, Betty Lou Haisty, Emma Hogue, Viola Wheetley and Rita Hogue; and a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Hogue.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Junior High volleyball Lady Panthers won the 2013 Benton Freshman Classic on Saturday in Benton, taking down the Bryant Jr. Lady Hornets 25-17 and 25-19 in the championship match.
The Lady Panthers finished first in pool play, dropping one set to Lakeside before sweeping Arkadelphia and Bryant to meet back up with Arkadelphia in the first match of bracket play. Benton beat Arkadelphia 25-11 and 25-19 to advance to Bryant in the championship match.
Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington announced on Monday that he would not be retiring in October and instead said he would be leaving office in January 2015.
On Tuesday morning, Pennington released more details and said that he will not be retiring at all and plans to run for office again in the November 2014 election.
A special Quorum Court meeting was called by Saline County Judge Lanny Fite for 8 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the issue. For the full story, see Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.
Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington has changed his retirement date to Jan. 1, 2015.
Pennington delivered a letter to Jonathan Greer, Saline County civil attorney, at his home on Monday at around 2 p.m. which said, â€śThis letter supersedes the letter given on August 30, 2013. I am amending my retirement date to January 1, 2015.â€ť The letter was signed by the sheriff.
Pennington announced on Friday that he would be retiring Oct. 1 of this year, stating that he and his wife had been discussing the thought for a while and ultimately thought it was the best thing for him and his family.
Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington announced this afternoon he will be giving up his office and retiring on Oct. 1.
Pennington came under scrutiny after being charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest in conjunction with a June 29 incident at Denton's Trotline.
"My wife and I have been discussing this and we decided it was the right thing to do," Pennington said. "I am not going to take a long break. The first thing I am going to do is get out and look for a job."
WASHINGTON â€” Edging toward a retaliatory strike, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against Syria as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people â€” far more than previous estimates â€” including more than 400 children.
No "boots on the ground," Obama said, seeking to reassure a public weary after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
CONWAY â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers came out of the gates hot, but fell 3-1 to the Conway Lady Wampus Cats in Conway on Thursday night. Benton took the first set 25-18 before Conway returned the favor in the second set with a 25-18 win of its own, and won the last two sets 25-19 and 25-16.
â€śTheyâ€™re very competitive,â€ť Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said of Conway. â€śIt was a good team to play to see where our weaknesses are and what we need to work on to try to get us ready for our conference play. Theyâ€™re a very good team.â€ť
Amid controversy over his June 29 arrest, Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington has resigned from office, effective Oct. 1.
More details in Saturday's issue of The Saline Courier.