Archive - 2012 - News Article
About 15 acres of woodland property in the Sardis/Bauxite area of the county were destroyed by fire Tuesday, but firefighters from multiple agencies kept the flames from spreading to nearby homes.
Sardis Fire Department volunteers first responded to an area at Childress Road and Birmingham Loop just before 2 p.m. Tuesday and quickly called for backup.
Other responding agencies were Bauxite, Bryant and Northeast fire departments. The Arkansas Forestry Commission also brought tractors and backhoes and used them to plow dirt lines between the endangered homes and the wildfire.
Mother-daughter team, Linda Best and Darla Self, opened Express Your Self: Interiors, Gifts and Apparel, at 611 Office Park Dr. in Bryant, nine years ago. What started three years before in a booth at David Claiborne in west Little Rock had developed into a booming business, and the two needed a bigger space. Now, shoppers from Bryant, Benton and all around, including Little Rock, Conway and Sheridan, come to Express Your Self to purchase fun, trendy clothes and home accessories.
When Mark and Tina Fitzhugh walked past the cages of dogs available for adoption at Benton Animal Control and Adoption Center, they were looking for a companion for themselves as well as their dog, Reggie????
Mark Fitzhugh said the selection process wasn't difficult "because she picked us."
"She started barking and barking, like she was begging us to choose her," Mark Fitzhugh said.
That was the easy part, he said.
Then he found out that adopting the dog required an $81 adoption fee, and that was more than the couple's budget could accommodate.
The owner of Wayne's World in Bryant died Monday of what authorities determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Bryant police said 68-year-old Wayne Price was found inside his business shortly before 1 p.m.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Price was facing four counts of sexual solicitation and two counts of felony delivery of schedule I or II controlled substance for an arrest in April for allegedly soliciting sex with three women and a juvenile female, and giving the juvenile numerous Xanax pills.