Archive - 2013
LITTLE ROCK â€” Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposed initiated act that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
McDaniel rejected the proposal in an opinion on Monday that says the proposal by Arkansans for Responsible Medicine contains ambiguities.
McDaniel's opinion says the proposed measure isn't clear enough about whether patients could grow their own marijuana at home. The opinion also says there's contradictory language in the proposal regarding nonprofit dispensaries.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Opponents of a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states asked Arkansas lawmakers Monday to back out of the standards, saying the plan takes away the state's control over its classrooms.
Teachers, parents and national groups opposed to the Common Core standards urged lawmakers to drop the benchmarks as a legislative panel opened a two-day long hearing. Arkansas is among 45 states that have adopted the standards, which will be fully implemented in the state by the 2014-2015 school year.
Gertrude Alonda Springer, 94. of Benton passed away July 17, 2013. She was born May 5, 1919, to Oliver Theodore (OT) and Alice Brown Wimberley in Recto.
She lived briefly in Litchfield, Ill., and later moved with her family to Jonesboro, where she met and married William Augustus Springer of Shannon, Miss. They moved to Benton in 1942.
David Thomas Moreland, 65, of Benton passed away at his home on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
He was born Sept. 2, 1947, in East St. Louis, Ill., to the late Harold and Marge Thomas Moreland.
Mr. Moreland operated his own insurance agency in Bryant and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton.
Â Davidâ€™s favorite moments involved doing anything with his three grandchildren,Â watching sports, and spending time with family and friends on the lake at the houseboat.
Duffie Carroll Addie, 66, of Waskom, Texas, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.Â
He was born Dec. 8, 1946, in Little Rock.
Mr. Addie was a truck driver.Â
He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Duffie Addie and Leonia Madaline Addie; two sisters, Birdia Mae â€śBeaâ€ť Dodson and Rose Lee Keller; and two nephews, Robert Young and Steven Dewayne Dodson.
Zackery â€śZackâ€ť Brandon Massey, 25, of Benton, passed away July 17, 2013.Â He was born March 31, 1988, in Little Rock to Dean and Connie Massey.Â
He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Massey; his paternal grandmother, Betty Massey; and his maternal grandfather, Ernest Polster.
Zack is survived by his father, Dean Massey; his grandfather, Bill Massey; his girlfriend, Heather; his adoptive mother, Carol Welch Massey; his half-sister, Charli Atkins; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Ashby Funeral Home.
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.