Archive - 2013
GLEN ROSE - Some teams go years without bringing home any tournament hardware, let alone three in one season. But for the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals, all of the hard work has paid off. After winning the Woodlawn Tournament in comeback fashion two weeks ago, the Lady Cardinals have put together a phenomenal run, winning the 5-3A District Tournament and now the 3A Region 2 Regional over Bald Knob 5-2.
Dorothy Billingsley, 65, passed away May 2, 2013.
Dorothy was born Aug. 15, 1947, in Little Rock.
She was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and the First Christian Church in Little Rock.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; Jessie and Opal Smith.
She is survived by Johnny James, her cousin, friend, and caregiver of many years. She is also survived by many cousins, friends, and family members, all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her always.
Mary Sue Gentry, 65, of Little Rock passed away May 5, 2013.
She was born Jan. 7, 1948 in Little Rock. Mary Sue worked for Cleveland Electric and Alltel and was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse â€śPeteâ€ť McClain and Pansy Fox McClain.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Jaimie Gentry of Bryant; grandchildren, Jordan Gentry, Emily Gentry, Lily Carden, and Sylvia Carden; a nephew, Kenneth McClain; and two nieces, Janet Bredenberg, and Amy Goshien.
Billy Frank Barlow, 83, of Benton passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was born April 10, 1930, in Paris, to the late Orvel and Mabel Barlow.
Jolly Darrell Robertson, 89, of Oppelo passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.Â He was born Nov., 17, 1923, in Oppelo, a son of Wesley Robertson and Bethel Hamilton Robertson. He was a commercial plasterer, and former bait store/gas station owner near Nimrod Lake.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Robertson, and four brothers.
Waylon Sheffield, 82, of Bryant passed away April 24, 2013. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bryant, a past member of the board of directors of the Bryant Senior Activity Center, and a Mason.
Waylon served in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1969. He was a highly decorated combat veteran, receiving the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam.
Waylon was a member of VFW Post 2256, serving as adjutant for 13 years. He was a former commander of the Military Order of the Cootie, an honor degree of the VFW, and a past member of the VFW Honor Guard.
A man was found Monday morning on the floor of his home on Chicot Acres in Mabelvale with a single gunshot wound.
At 7:15 a.m., Saline County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting an accidental shooting.
Mike Eubanks, 55, was taken by ambulance to the hospital and was pronounced dead by an emergency room physician while MedFlight was en route to pick him up, according to a police report on the incident.
During the investigation, detectives determined the shooting was not accidental.
Google recently announced one winner from each state in the U.S. to advance to the national level of the sixth-annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest to redesign the Google logo.
Madeleine Robinson, 14, of Alexander, was named the Arkansas state winner.
Public voting to select five nationwide finalists is open until Friday at the following web address: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html.
More details are found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Bryant police are asking for help in identifying a suspect that burglarized the Subway restaurant at the Alcoa Exchange shopping center last Friday night.
Police responded to the store's alarm late that night and found the drive-thru window busted and cash register drawer stolen.
Surveillance footage shows a black man wearing a black coat and red ski cap break the window with a rock and steal the cash register.
Authorities are encouraging anyone who has information regarding this incident to notify the Bryant Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (501)943-0943.
BRYANT â€“ Two-time All-State and three-time All-Conference selection and Bryant Lady Hornet setter Hannah Rice is taking her talents South for the upcoming season. Rice signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia) Lady Muleriders on Wednesday at Bryant High School. There was little doubt in Rice's mind after visiting SAU.
"When I visited there, I loved the campus," Rice said. "I felt at home almost immediately. It wasnâ€™t too big or too small. It was the perfect size. Their volleyball team is really good and I wanted to be a part of it."