Archive - 2013
Calvin Douglas Phillips, 101, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Mena.
He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Lillie, La., to the late David Mathew Phillips and the late Sarah Martindale Phillips. He was a longtime resident of El Dorado, a veteran and a supervisor for Monsanto Chemical for many years.
Calvin was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to all who knew and loved him.Â He will be dearly missed by all.
Lane Andrew Huie was born in Little Rock on January 28, 1986 to Casey Andrew Huie and Darla Southern Huie.Â Lane passed away on July 4, 2013 in Little Rock due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.Â
Lane graduated from Benton High School where he played football. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He served as General Manager at the family-owned restaurant, Dizzyâ€™s Gypsy Bistro.
Edgar E. Johnston, 69, of Haskell passed away Friday, July 5, 2013. at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born Sept. 9, 1943 in Ogdensburg, N.Y., to the late J. Edgar and Marjorie Stevenson Johnston.
Ed had retired after working 33 years for Entergy. He also worked for H & R Block as a tax preparer. He grew up on a dairy farm, picked up the nickname â€śPeanutâ€ť and was a state wrestling champ at one time.
RUSSELLVILLE â€“ The Benton McClendonâ€™s Appliances hit into four double plays in a 3-0 loss to Russellville Post 20 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on Wednesday. The loss sets the McClendonâ€™s down to 7-12 on the year.
Russellville scored just one run in the first inning despite three walks and two hits issued by starter Trey Bishop. Post 20 would score just two unearned runs in the bottom of the third to take a 3-0 lead which would hold up for the rest of the game.
Herzfeld Library in Benton will present Civil War in Saline County on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Anthony Rushing, a local historian and teacher at Bethel Middle School in Bryant, will give the presentation.Â Call the library at 501-778-4766 for more information.
BENTON â€“ Benton Sport Shop couldnâ€™t overcome a slow start while allowing 15 hits in a 12-4 loss to the Sylvan Hills Bruins on Bill Perry Field at Bernard Holland Park in Benton on Tuesday.
â€śSylvan Hills is a great team,â€ť Benton Coach Steven Tew said. â€śThey hit the ball very well against us. The good thing is none of us gave up. We rallied back there in the end and that was promising. We got a couple of guys banged upâ€¦ weâ€™ll be ready by district tournament.â€ť
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MORE VIOLENCE FEARED AFTER MORSI OUSTER
The Muslim Brotherhood called for protests today after the military arrested the group's revered leader and other top allies to Egypt's deposed president.
2. FIREWORKS AND TRIBUTES ON JULY 4
Arizona held a candlelight vigil for 19 fallen firefighters and Washington, D.C., prepared a musical tribute to victims and survivors of the Boston bombings.
3. MANDELA'S HEALTH 'PERILOUS'
Lake Norrell fireworks event is set for Saturday. The Lake Norrell Area Association will sponsor a boat parade at noon, the dock and deck contest will be at 3 p.m. and the free public fireworks display will be at 9 p.m.
For more information, call Barbara Howell 501-681-7577.
A proposed mandatory curbside recycling and one-hauler trash pickup plan that would affect residents of five Saline County cities has been dropped for now, in light of strong resistance from members of the public and several city officials.
Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District board member and Haskell Mayor Jeff Arey, in a special meeting of the district board Wednesday, read a statement expressing a divide between the intentions of the program and the current plan.
Hot Spring County authorities arrested three suspects this afternoon in connection with the burglary of a Bryant fencing company that occurred about 3 a.m. this morning, leading to a chase and an officer-involved shooting hours later.
Melvin Bell of Texas will be charged with attempted capital murder and commercial burglary, said Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.â€¨
Ezell Brown and Quinton Brown, both of Texas, will be charged with commercial burglary and fleeing, Courtney said.