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July 18th, 2014

Artie Lorine Hatcher

July 18, 2014

Artie Lorine Hatcher, 94, of Benton passed away July 16, 2014.
Lorine was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Haskell to the late John A. and Mary Evielee Funk Shepard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Hatcher; a sister, Faye Moore; and four brothers, Grover, Elbert, Clarence and Franklin Shepard.
She was a member of Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Church.
Lorine is survived by four nephews, Paul, Wayne, Dale and Phil Shepard.
Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Ashby Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Smith officiating.

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

July 18, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.

Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of U.S.

July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.

The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday updated its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast and the surprise 2011 Virginia temblor.

The maps are used for building codes and insurance purposes and they calculate just how much shaking an area probably will have in the biggest quake likely over a building's lifetime.


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