August 7th, 2014
BENTON â€“ Former Benton Panthers pitcher Zack Smiley will be staying close to home when he continues his education past the high school level. On Tuesday, Smiley signed his intent to walk on with the University of Arkansas Little Rock Trojans at Benton Arena.
â€śI figured it was the best opportunity to play,â€ť Smiley started. â€śItâ€™s a good school to get my education and itâ€™s a great program for my future.â€ť
Smileyâ€™s father, Dan, said Zack is following his dream.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office announced in July that they would begin suspending drivers' licenses and issuing arrest warrants for individuals who are behind on their fine.
The procedure began on July 26 after a 30-day notification period according to Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, and affects people who have not complied with their monthly payment arrangements.
Sheriff Cleve Barfield said, "There are a large number of offenders that have made very few payments on court-ordered judgments."
AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 6 August 2014 --AccuWeather reportsÂ as fall 2014 takes form, no relief is in sight from the historic drought and the raging wildfires in the West.
While the West undergoes another period of heat and dryness, the Southwest, South and Texas will experience a soggy end to 2014. For the Northeast, blasts of winterlike air will arrive early this fall, serving as a reminder of last winter's brutality.
Vivian C. Edwards, 94, of Bryant, passed away August 2, 2014. She was born to the late John and Jennie West on November 12, 1919 in Little Rock. Vivian graduated from Little Rock High School in 1938. She operated a beauty shop in her home for many years. Vivian was a member of South Highland Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Pete Edwards; and brother, Adron West.