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August 7th

Isaac Joe Wilson

August 7, 2013

Isaac Joe Wilson, age 84, of Benton passed away Aug. 4, 2013, in Texarkana, Texas. He was born May 5, 1929. in Grape, Ark.
Isaac was retired from Reynolds Metals Co. and was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Robert Wilson and Josephine Keene Wilson; a son, Roy Wilson; three brothers, Melton, Elton and Doyle Wilson; and four sisters, Emma Hussey, Margie Moody, Edith Woodall and Lois Berry.

August 6th


August 6, 2013

The time for the Bryant Street Operations/Project Management regular monthly meeting was incorrectly reported in Monday's issue of The Saline Courier.
The committee met at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.

NOTICE: Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday

August 6, 2013

A heat advisory issued earlier today by the National Weather Service is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.
According to the NWS, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity levels will create heat index values of at least 105 degrees Wednesday and Thursday.
These high heat index values will be reached by early afternoon and will continue for several hours each day, according to the NWS.
The NWS recommends people who live in areas under a heat advisory drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

COMING: New feature, "Whatever Happened To?"

August 6, 2013

Have you ever wondered what happened to a famous resident, former politician or interesting character from Saline County's past? We have.
Beginning Aug. 12, we will feature an update on a person from the past and what they are up to these days.
Send us your nominations. We will do our best to answer the question, "Whatever Happened To?"

Ark. AG: School must name teachers in gun program

August 6, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees, the state's top attorney said Monday.

USDA funds available for water monitoring

August 6, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than $2.3 million is now available for Arkansas farmers and landowners to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in watersheds throughout the state.

Funding comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for voluntarily monitoring practices in priority watersheds which have been targeted for funding.

Pine Bluff rejects earlier closing times for clubs

August 6, 2013

PINE BLUFF— Pine Bluff leaders have rejected a proposal calling for earlier closing times for bars and clubs in the city.

The measure was sponsored by Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and aldermen Bill Brumett and Wayne Easterly. The three say earlier closing times would reduce crime.

The ordinance would have required clubs to close at 1 a.m. instead of the current closing time of 5 a.m. The measure failed Monday with only the ordinance's sponsors voting for the measure.

Iva G. Jackson

August 6, 2013

Iva G. Jackson, 88, of Benton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.  She was born June 30, 1925 in Clarendon to the late Ivan and Gladys McCrea.  Iva graduated from Clarendon High School in 1942.  After graduation, she met and married Dema F. Jackson on May 29, 1943.  They were married for seventy years.  Iva worked for the Baptist Hospital for seventeen years.  She retired and moved to Harris Brake Lake in Perryville and in 2000 they moved to Benton.  She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton.

Donnie Sue 'Pappy' Brooks

August 6, 2013

Donnie Sue "Pappy" Brooks, 79, of Conway passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
She was born July 12, 1934, in East End, to the late Coy Reed and Winnie Lowry Reed.
She was a former member of East End Baptist Church and a current member of Oak Bowery Baptist Church. She was a member of the 1950 graduating class of Sheridan High School.

Freda Jewel Reddig

August 6, 2013

Freda Jewel Reddig, 91, of Benton passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Bryant.  She was born May 22, 1922 in Oppelo, to the late Henry and Hattie Ray Chastain. 
She was in cancer research at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and a member of Highland Heights Baptist Church and the Joy Group Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Reddig; one brother, Loyce Chastain; and three sisters, Bertha Graves, Edna Taylor and Nell Thomas.

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