July 17th, 2014
NORTH LITTLE ROCK â€“ Technically, the Bryant Everett Black Sox didnâ€™t go undefeated in the Junior American Legion State Tournament. Needing to beat the Sheridan Yellowjackets just once, opposed to Sheridan having to beat Bryant twice, the Black Sox routed Sheridan 10-5 in the first state championship game of the night. But, Sheridan lobbied for the first game to be a Bryant forfeit because of an ineligible player. The game was forfeited by Bryant, but Sheridan may have preferred the first loss to what was ahead for the Yellowjackets the second game.
BAUXITE â€” With the 2014 high school football season quickly approaching, the Bauxite Miners now have to find a new head coach. Shane Clancy, Minersâ€™ coach for last four seasons, announced Tuesday to the team and district that he would be leaving to coach Bethel Middle School in Bryant once the Bryant School Board approves the change next week.
â€śI am going to miss Bauxite and the people I worked with,â€ť Clancy said. â€śI am thankful for the opportunity that I had to work here and provide for my family.â€ť
WASHINGTON â€” Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November.
Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the legislation â€” dubbed the "Not My Boss' Business Act" by proponents â€” four short of the 60 necessary to proceed.