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April 13th, 2012

Carolyn Sue Smart

April 13, 2012

Carolyn Sue Smart, 66 of Benton passed away on April 10. 
She was born March 30, 1946, to the late Tracy and Maxine Brady in Jonesboro. Carolyn enjoyed embroidering, reading, camping, fishing and spending time with her family.  She was a member of Collegeville Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Randy; a grandson, Kevin Gregory Norris; and her uncle, Johnny.

Tillar Marie Williams

April 13, 2012

Tillar Marie Williams of Benton departed this life on April 8. She was born Aug. 30, 1947 in Bauxite to the late Watson,Sr., and Constance Madison.
She attended the last graduating class of the Ralph Bunche School in Benton.  She also attended Shorter College in North Little Rock. Tillar was united in holy matrimony to Raymond Charles Williams Sr.  To this union, a daughter and son were born.
She was employed at the Alexander Human Development Center for 31 dedicated years as a rehabilitation instructor.
Her passions in life were books, Folgers coffee and Walmart.

Donal G. Applegate

April 13, 2012

Donal G. Applegate, 79, went to be with our Lord, April 10, after four years of fighting valiantly against esophageal cancer. He married his surviving wife, Claude Sutton's daughter, Marilyn, almost 57 years ago in Bauxite.
He has a beloved daughter, Jill Applegate Warbington (Danny) who considers him the "best daddy in the whole world," and the most special granddaughter, Abbey Warbington, who loves her Papo "up to the sky and down to the ground."
All of his nieces and nephews were precious to him. He "adopted" many non-relatives that will miss his warm love and care as well.

April 12th

Lady Panthers get scholarships

April 12, 2012

BENTON – Benton Lady Panther tennis players Any Jivan and Lauren Dudley were at Benton Arena to acknowledge their step to the next level on Wednesday afternoon at Benton Arena. Jivan received a full academic scholarship to Hendrix College in Conway and will play tennis there, and Dudley signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

Bryant V-baller to play at next level

April 12, 2012

BRYANT – Bryant Lady Hornets senior Brianna White signed a letter of intent to play volleyball with the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Lady Lions on Wednesday afternoon in the Bryant gym. White joins a Lady Lions team that went 27-8 last year and made it to the NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament.

“I think she’s really going to help their program,” Bryant Head Coach Beth Solomon said. “We’re going to hate losing her. She’s been our middle leader for three years now. It’s going to be hard for us to lose her, but we wish her the best.

'Smart911' service reviewed at town hall meeting

April 12, 2012

A town hall meeting led by Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane and Fire Chief Bill Ford was held Thursday night to present residents a software program titled "Smart911" and to obtain feedback about the system that Lane has been researching to improve the effectiveness of the current 911 response system in Benton.

April 11th

MISSING TEEN UPDATE: Wiggins is back home

April 11, 2012

Missing Teen update: Wiggins is back home

A teen reported missing more than a month ago is safe and back at home, according to the Benton Police Department.
Destoni Wiggins, 17, had been reported missing on March 8 when witnesses told police that she walked away from Chicken Express on Landers Drive and was not heard from since.
Wiggins mother told The Saline Courier late Tuesday that her daughter was found at the Chenault Creek Apartments in Little Rock.
According to police, no persons are being charged with any crimes at this time.

Sen. Pryor tours Benton projects including events center location

April 11, 2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., spent several hours in Benton on Tuesday viewing street/drainage problems and also met with city leaders about two major upcoming projects — the implementation of a four-year degree program and a facilities expansion at UALR-Benton Center and the construction of an events center/hotel project adjacent to Tinseltown Cinema.
Pryor's visit began at City Hall, where he connected with Mayor David Mattingly, who accompanied the senator throughout his visit in the city.

Mary Elizabeth Griffin

April 11, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Griffin, 82, of Benton, passed away Monday, April 9.  She was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Bauxite to the late Clifton and Pearl Bevels Crawford.  Mary was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Edgar Griffin of Benton; a sister, Marie Harding of Benton; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, April 11, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Wright officiating.  Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled today from 1 to 2 p.m. preceding the service.

Junior pitches complete-game shutout

April 11, 2012

POYEN – After dropping a 7-4A conference game 4-0 to the Maumelle Hornets on Monday, the Bauxite Miners came back to shut out the Poyen Indians 6-0 in non-conference action on Tuesday in Poyen.
Junior pitcher Chris Revas led the Miners (8-9, 2-3 7-4A) to victory pitching a compete-game shutout, scattering three hits and striking out five without a walk.

HASKELL — The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals finally got back on the diamond in 5-3A action Monday,...
RUSSELLVILLE – The Bryant Hornets track team competed in the Russellville Cyclone Invitational...
BENTON – Former Benton Lady Panthers senior forward Allison Reynolds was named to the 6A All-State...

 

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