May 22nd, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE - The 2013 season has been like none other for the Benton Lady Panthers. After losing a 2-1 heartbreaker in the state semifinals in 2012 to Russellville, Benton was forced to regroup and start working on another run this season. After tragedy struck in November when Lady Panther Drew Melton died in a car accident, the Lady Panthers had a long road ahead once again.
Police officers and deputies from the Benton Police Department, Saline County Sheriffâ€™s Office and the Bryant Police Department will participate today in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
The run for the Benton Police Department and Saline County Sheriff's Office will start at Holland Chapel Baptist Church at 1 p.m. and will conclude at Back Yard Burgers on Military Road.
The Bryant Police Department will be conduct a leg of the torch run starting at 2:15 p.m. at the Bryant High School and concluding at Bishop Park on Boone Road.
Ray Webb, 75 of Bryant went home to be with the Lord on May 19, 2013.Â He was born on January 10, 1938 to the late, John Harley and Ola Recreda Webb in Ozark, Arkansas.Â Ray was a man that loved good jokes and loved God with all his heart; he was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Bryant for seventeen years.Â
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martha Sue Sullivan and two brothers, Coy and Floyd Webb.
Heavenâ€™s gain was our loss when Sophia Danielle Grace Brown was called home by our Lord on May 15, 2013, at 5:15 P.M.
She is being greeted in Heaven by her twin brothers, Trent Thomas and Collin James; maternal great-grandfather, Raymond Thompson; and paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Doris Brown and Bill and Billie Ruth Baldwin.
Gussie Alexander Pack Jr., 80, passed away May 11, 2013 in Green Cove Springs, Fla., following a brief illness. Gus was born in Orange Grove, Texas, attended school in Petronila and Robstown, and served as a cannoneer in the U.S. Army.
Following his service to his country, he and his wife Charlene resided in Little Rock,Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and most recently in Orange Park, Fla. Gus was a career salesman, and retired from Joe Esco Tire Co., Oklahoma City, in 1993. Following his retirement, Gus and Charlene relocated to Florida to be close to their granddaughter.
A Flash Flood Watch for Saline County remains in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will redevelop over the area today and tonight. Areas of heavy rain will be likely this afternoon through the overnight hours. Rainfall amounts will average between 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches possible.
Extremely amounts of moisture combined with several rounds of thunderstorms will allow for excessive rainfall and the potential for high water problems.
The Drainage Committee is scheduled to meet at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the Mayorâ€™s Conference Room at the Benton Municipal Complex.
The Street Committee Meeting set for Tuesday, May 21st has been cancelled due to a lack of items for the agenda.
The man who last month allegedly shot himself on a stranger's front lawn on Millbrook Cove in Benton was arrested Friday, following his release from a local hospital.
Timothy Gauldin, 29, of Benton has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and filing a false police report.
A friend of Gauldin, 35-year-old Jason Gaunt of Benton, allegedly gave him the gun, according to police. He was arrested the day after the shooting and charged with furnishing a felon with a weapon.
According to the Arkansas Department of Justice, no exact time has been set for the hearing in the extortion case of Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, but it should begin in the next 30 minutes or so. It will be in the court of U.S. Magistrate Judge H. David Young.
Here is the story from the Associated Press:
Ark. treasurer accused of taking cash from broker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” An affidavit filed in federal court alleges that Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner repeatedly took cash payments from a broker who invested state money.