November 1st, 2012
James â€śJimâ€ť David Hicks, 36, of Sherwood, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012.Â He was born in Little Rock on February 4, 1976.Â He worked in maintenance at Comfort Inn and Suites.
Goldie Mae Bradshaw Patrick, 80, of Bauxite died Friday October 26. She was born May 12, 1932 in Gum Springs. Goldie was a retired Upholster and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Atlas and Lottie Bradshaw, husband Charles, daughter, Linda Lewis, two grandsons, Charles Walden and Keith Walden.
The No. 1 seed Benton Lady Panthers had little resistance from the No. 8 seed Searcy Lady Lions in the first round of the 6A state tournament coming away with a 3-0 sweep in Greenwood. The Lady Panthers won 25-10, 25-7 and 25-10 to dominate and will face Russellville tonight at 6 p.m. after the Lady Cyclones took down Bentonâ€™s 6A South rival Sheridan Lady Jackets yesterday.
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After receiving a bye in the opening round of the 7A state tournament, the No. 2 seed Bryant Lady Hornets will take on No. 3 seed Fort Smith Southside today, which beat Rogers 3-0 on Tuesday at Rogers Heritage High School. The Lady Hornets will play at 2 p.m.
A convicted murderer from Saline County is back in custody after eluding authorities for three days.
Curtis Dewain Reese Jr., who was serving a 30-year sentence for a double homicide in 1998, had escaped from an Arkansas Department of Correction facility on Monday and captured by authorities on Thursday.
Reese, 33, was found inside a cave in Cleburne County, near Pangburn in White County. Correction Department spokeswoman Shea Wilson said authorities had received information that Reese was in the area. She noted that he was taken into custody without incident.
With diet-related health issues on the rise, many people are looking for ways to be healthier these days. One way to do this while also bringing the community together is through community gardens.
Some say interest in gardening is arising because of concern about the source of foods.
"If you eat a grape in December, it's got to come all the way from Chile," said Bruce Shraeder of Zion Lutheran Church in Avilla.
C.W. Lewis Stadium played host to its final Friday night Benton Panther football game and El Dorado spoiled the party. The Wildcats closed C.W Lewis the same way the it opened it 76 years ago with a win over Benton.
El Dorado (6-3, 5-1) defeated Benton (3-6, 2-4) by a score of 38-0. The Wildcats rolled up 395 yards against an injury-riddled Panther defense and held the Benton offense to 169 yards of total offense.
The Bryant Hornets hosted the Lake Hamilton Wolves on Senior Night at Hornet Stadium and didn't disappoint the Hornet fans. Bryant took down Lake Hamilton easily 49-14 in 7A/6A South conference play and scored 28 points in the first quarter to jump on the Wolves early.
â€śThe only thing that can stop you is yourself.â€ť
This is the motto Chris Madison adopted at the tender age of 10 after an accident on Lake Hamilton left him with a prosthetic leg and an appreciation for life most youth never experience.
Madison, staff attorney for the city of Bryant, explained what happened.
â€śIt was boat versus jet ski. The jet ski and I lost. I was fortunate my head didnâ€™t get in the propeller,â€ť Madison recalled.
Construction cones and torn-up roads are familiar sights for people who have traveled Lower Military Road lately. With the construction comes the associated frustration of residents who do not feel progress is being made.
The inconvenience of drivers is compounded by the impact the construction has on businesses located along the roadway.
Lisa Spencer of Lisa's Bait Shop says the construction has been detrimental for her and her business. "It's killing it," she said.
"People can't even get to me," Spencer said.