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August 2nd, 2012

Authorities raid meth lab in Sardis

August 2, 2012

One of the largest methamphetamine laboratories in the state has been discovered on an abandoned property in Sardis, according to the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
"It is one of the largest in Arkansas due to the amount of substance used to manufacture methamphetamine that has been discovered," Lt. Mike Frost said. "There are at least three gallons of iodine, boxes of matches, four of five generators used to turn meth oil into meth crystals and multiple other things. There are all different components here for making meth."

Bryant woman gets 35 years for child sex crime

August 2, 2012

A Bryant woman was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 35 years with the Arkansas Department of Correction for a sex crime involving a juvenile.
Before the start of the second day of the trial, 26-year-old Michelle Logan Jones agreed to accept a negotiated "no contest" plea to a charge of first-degree sexual assault.
Saline County Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips then sentenced Jones to 20 years in prison followed by a 15-year suspended sentence. Jones will be eligible for parole after serving a minimum of five years.

August 1st

ON TO NEW ORLEANS

August 1, 2012

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – New Orleans here they come. The Bryant Black Sox came back to defeat the Texarkana Razorbacks 6-5 in the Senior American Legion State Tournament championship game on Tuesday at Vince DeSalvo Stadium to advance to the Mid-South Regional Tournament in New Orleans starting next Thursday. The Black Sox went 5-0 in State.

Alexander mayor Paul Mitchell facing recall election

August 1, 2012

Residents of Alexander will have the opportunity to vote on whether to retain Paul Mitchell as mayor of the city.
A successful petition drive has resulted in the recall question being included on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
"I actually support this completely," Mitchell told The Saline Courier. "I believe in a recall election and holding politicians accountable. This gives the people a chance to make a decision concerning those that represent them."

July 30th

Tracey 'Tray' Matthew Moody

July 30, 2012

Tracey “Tray” Matthew Moody, 40, of Benton, died Saturday, July 28, of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 26, 1972, in Little Rock. Tray was the owner and operator of TME and also a Master Electrician.  He was a loving and dedicated father, taking his four sons duck hunting so that the love of the sport could be passed on to future generations. This past season, Tray was so focused on his sons, their safety and enjoyment of the sport that he didn’t get a duck himself. 

Ralph Lucion Riner Jr.

July 30, 2012

Ralph Lucion Riner Jr., 71, of Benton passed away Saturday, July 28. 
He was born April 6, 1941, in Savannah, Ga., to the late Edna and Ralph Riner Sr.  He retired from sales and was an entrepreneur.  After his retirement he was employed part-time as a driver for SCAT.
In addition to his family, he loved building, watching and racing cars.

Adolphus J. "Jr." Westbrook

July 30, 2012

Adolphus J. "Jr." Westbrook, 87, of Haskell, passed away July 26. 
He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Haskell to the late Dolph and Gertie Sims Westbrook. 
"Jr." was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church and served in the Army during World War II.
 He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Dean Westbrook.

Carolyn Sue Cauffiel

July 30, 2012

Carolyn Sue Cauffiel, 76, passed away on July 25.
Carolyn was born on May 5, 1936, in Hot Springs. She enjoyed shopping and collected angels and crystal.
Carolyn worked at Union Bank for a number of years and was very involved in her church, Trinity Baptist Church in Malvern, where she was a member  as well as serving as the secretary for the church for a short period of time.
She loved shopping. Her favorite collections were angels and crystal.  Carolyn was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Black Sox in championship

July 30, 2012

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – After defeating Rogers Optimist 11-7 in the first round of the Senior American Legion State Tournament, the Bryant Black Sox handled the North Little Rock Colts 14-4 in seven innings in round two on Saturday. On Sunday, the Black Sox had a little trouble scoring against their new rival Texarkana Razorbacks, but came out on the right side of a pitcher’s duel defeating their Zone 4 championship opponents 3-1 to advance to the championship game regardless of what they do against Paragould tonight.

July 28th

Account established to help family with multiple needs; Couple's daughter loses arm because of rare form of cancer

July 28, 2012

Todd Glover and Amanda Clark are a young married couple with two young children. At first glance, one might assume them to be an ordinary family with ordinary needs, but this assumption would not be accurate.
The family's circumstances are indeed such that they have extraordinary needs.
The couple's younger child, Madison, now 7 months of age, was born with a rare form of cancer that resulted in the amputation of her right arm.
Doctors at first believed the child's arm was deformed, her mother said, but examination in the coming weeks revealed much more.

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