July 30th, 2012
NORTH LITTLE ROCK â€“ After defeating Rogers Optimist 11-7 in the first round of the Senior American Legion State Tournament, the Bryant Black Sox handled the North Little Rock Colts 14-4 in seven innings in round two on Saturday. On Sunday, the Black Sox had a little trouble scoring against their new rival Texarkana Razorbacks, but came out on the right side of a pitcherâ€™s duel defeating their Zone 4 championship opponents 3-1 to advance to the championship game regardless of what they do against Paragould tonight.
Todd Glover and Amanda Clark are a young married couple with two young children. At first glance, one might assume them to be an ordinary family with ordinary needs, but this assumption would not be accurate.
The family's circumstances are indeed such that they have extraordinary needs.
The couple's younger child, Madison, now 7 months of age, was born with a rare form of cancer that resulted in the amputation of her right arm.
Doctors at first believed the child's arm was deformed, her mother said, but examination in the coming weeks revealed much more.
It took about 10 minutes for two men to take 38 iPhones and a smart-phone notebook at the Bryant Walmart store early Tuesday, authorities said.
Walmart officials reportedly told officers from the Bryant Police Department that the amount of items taken is worth $26,832. Sgt. Todd Crowson said they do not know how the suspects were able to walk past the front doors without setting off any alarms.
A complaint Monday about a neighbor's dog escalated to a heated confrontation between Benton resident Donald Power and Mayor David Mattingly.
The incident occurred late afternoon on Pope Street, where Power resides. In the center of it all is the future of three dogs.
Power contends that three dogs belonging to his neighbor, Russ Rogers, are creating a nuisance by barking and says one dog in particular is "vicious" and charges at him.
"This is between the residents of Bauxite and Mayor McMahan, not between him and me," says Debbi Purifoy, who is leading an effort to recall McMahan.
Purifoy has gathered approximately 130 signatures from residents in Bauxite (population 438) who apparently agree with her when she says, "We need to save this town before it's too late."
Marlin Ray Wright, 67, of Cabot passed away Tuesday, July 24.Â He was born April 7, 1945 in Bauxite.
Ray was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Arkansas State Police trooper.Â He was a member of the Arkansas Retired State Police Association and quietly donated to several charities.Â
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin and Bertha Wright; two brothers, Joe Wayne and Ralph Wright; and three sisters, Shirley Bradley, Billie June Horvath and Juanita Jacobs.
Frankie Mae Calvin, 75, of Benton went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 19. Frankie was born to Joel White Sr and Christine Sanders White in Grady. She retired from ALCOA after working there for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Calvin Sr.; an infant son, Lawrence Calvin; her stepmother, Alma White; and her sister, Haydena Smith.
Norma McAdory Girner, 90, of Benton passed away Tuesday, July 24. She was born March, 7, 1922, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Dave and Lilly B. Harris.
She was a member of Holland Chapel Baptist Church for 44 years, where at one time she served as church secretary.
In earlier years she was an active member and supporter of the Saline County Humane Society.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 43 years, Robert McAdory Sr.; her second husband, John Girner; a son, Richard "Rick" McAdory; and two siblings.
Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan soon will hit the campaign trail as his name will appear on the November ballot two and a half years earlier than expected.
Resident and former Alderman Debbie Purifoy successfully led a petition drive to recall the mayor after collecting more than 100 signatures in Bauxite.
On Wednesday, Saline County Election Coordinator Linda Montalvo told The Saline Courier, "the signatures have been verified. It is a good petition."
The Bryant City Council is scheduled tonight to resume discussion of a city sign ordinance.
In late 2011 and early 2012, unsuccessful attempts were made to draft an ordinance that would draw all parties' agreement and the issue was tabled.
Chris Madison, city attorney for Bryant, plans to ask the council to resume the discussion in tonight's meeting. The ordinance is scheduled for the first of its three required readings.