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January 6th, 2015

Bryant woman facing drug charges

January 6, 2015

A Bryant woman was arrested overnight Monday on Smithers Drive on drug charges.

Brandi Goforth, 32, allegedly had drugs and drug paraphernalia in her vehicle when she was pulled over near Howard Perrin Elementary School for a non-working brake light, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

While searching her vehicle, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, medication without a prescription and drug paraphernalia, Russell said.

Good news for gamers: Video game scholarships at Kentucky college

January 6, 2015

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A private liberal arts college in Kentucky says it will make video games an official sport and start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall.

The move makes the University of Pikeville one of only a few schools in the nation to provide scholarships to those who play "League of Legends," a multiplayer online battle arena game, according to WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1tLGEB2).

"It's actually becoming a worldwide trend," said Bruce Parsons, Pikeville's new media director. "This game is five-on-five competitive play. It takes skill, practice and a lot of teamwork."

Registration opens today for Civitan Services 5k

January 6, 2015

Registration opened Tuesday for a 5k to benefit Civitan Services. The Peace, Love & 5k and 1-mile family fun run is set to take place on March 14.

Those who register before Feb. 28 are guaranteed to receive a T-shirt. The cost for the race is $20 for early registration and $25 after early registration.

The race will begin at 8 a.m. at The Civitan Center, continue to Benton Parkway and end at the Benton High School Sports Complex. This is a flat and fast course, said Ashley Copple, special events coordinator.

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