May 1st, 2012
Elmus Barnard, 88, of the Sardis Community died Wednesday, April 25.Â She was born September 24, 1923 in Cato, to the late Gerald R. and Alice Hackler Harrell.Â Mrs. Barnard was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.Â
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Barnard, and three siblings, Lucille Boyd, Vivnell Turner, and Roland Harrell.Â
When 52-year-old Bryant Fire Chief Randy Cox, who plans to retire on May 25 due mainly to health concerns, was 12-years old he climbed up a tree with the ambition of saving a cat when the local fire department wouldn't respond.
"I thought I was smart enough to get it out, but I went up too far, got scared and couldn't get down," he said with a laugh. "The fire department ended up coming out to get me down. And as they got me down, they also got the cat."
The Benton Police Department is requesting the help of the public to locate a 15-year-old boy that allegedly ran away from home 10 days ago.
Payton Stone is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 110 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 leaving his home on foot.
Payton was last noticed wearing a white Holister â€śSo Calâ€ť shirt, kakhi shorts, purple and black color shoes, and a Black Sox baseball cap. Officers believe that Payton is traveling on foot.