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August 21st

A-State student injured at fraternity house

August 21, 2014

JONESBORO — Police at Arkansas State University say an 18-year-old student was badly hurt by a flying piece of a broken golf club at a fraternity house.

Authorities say a female student was taken to a Memphis hospital after she was impaled by broken golf club on Tuesday night.

Jonesboro television station KAIT reports the student's condition has not been released.

University police say a 19-year-old man threw a football to another man, who was using a golf club as a bat. The golf club's shaft broke after it struck the football.

Sex offender arrested after entering school

August 21, 2014

A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday for allegedly entering Ringgold Elementary School without an escort, a violation of his terms.

Robert Warford, 39, of Saline County allegedly entered Ringgold Elementary School with his child on the first day of school.

"Warford did have a legitimate reason to be at the school, but violated his terms of release by not notifying staff and requesting an escort while on school premises," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

Warford is a level three sex offender, Russell said.

Billingsley announces candidacy for Bryant City Council

August 21, 2014

Carlton Billingsley has announced he will oppose Gary Hollis for the Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Bryant City Council.

The position currently is held by Randy Cox, a candidate for the mayoral seat.

Billingsley, a long-time resident of Bryant, says he cares about the community and seeks "an opportunity to lead the community in a positive direction for all residents in the city of Bryant."

Billingsley said he cares about each resident in Bryant and hopes to make the city better for everyone.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to bring new ideas," he said.

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