August 21st, 2014
BENTON â€“ After a historic year which saw the 23-4 Benton Lady Panthers volleyball team fall in five games in the 6A State Championship game against Jonesboro, Benton returns eight seniors to an experienced team which swept every 6A South Conference match.
ATLANTA â€” At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
Alison Geist, a spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press she did not know the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly would be released but confirmed it would happen Thursday. Emory University Hospital planned to hold a news conference Thursday morning to discuss both patients' discharge.
JONESBORO â€” The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook.
In a story published Wednesday, Sun Publisher David Mosesso said Chief Michael Yates had maligned Sunshine Crump's character and was interfering with The Sun's ability to conduct its business.
"Any other entity would have already fired or suspended an employee who made these types of vindictive comments," Mosesso said.
JONESBORO â€” Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised their party's nominees for governor and Congress in Arkansas, as the state GOP enlisted the help of national figures to boost their campaigns.