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Lady Hornets downed in conference clash (12/18/14)
What looked to be a battle at the beginning turned into a blowout at the end. Harrisburg's gritty play gave them a 11-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, a bad offensive second quarter followed by an even worse third quarter put the Lady Hornets in a hole they couldn't climb out of as Brookland took a 64-44 win in Harrisburg this past Tuesday night...
'Cats fall short against Brookland in Pre-Holiday Tourney semis (12/18/14)
In the battle of the cats, the Trumann Wildcats just could not get a stop on defense when it needed as the Brookland Bearcats posted a 46-41 win in the semi-finals of the Pre-Holiday tournament last Thursday at Ridgefield Christian School. Brookland jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Willie Moore and Kevonte Andrews made baskets around a Bearcat free throw to make it 5-4 with 3:24 left in the first quarter. ...
Warrior Wonder! (12/18/14)
EPC's Aaron Scales named finalist for Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year.
Ruby Robbins (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Ruby Alice Boling Robbins of Trumann, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 95. She was born in Lake City and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Robbins was retired from Singer Company, past Worthy Grand Matron of Eastern Star, a member of United Methodist Women and a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann. ...
Jeramie Berger (12/18/14)
CARAWAY -- Jeramie Eugene Berger of Caraway passed away at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro Dec. 12, 2014 at the age of 34. He was born in West Memphis, was a roofer and of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Berger was preceded in death by his father Larry Eugene Berger; and one sister LaDonna Faye Plunk. ...
Lowell Brooks (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Lowell Lee Brooks of Trumann died Dec. 10, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 94. He was born November 9, 1920 in Trumann where he had lived most of his lifetime. Mr. Brooks was a shining example of The Great Depression, served selflessly during WWII, a retired farmer, and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. ...
Shannon Byerly (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Shannon Lynell Henderson Byerly 43, of Trumann, died Dec. 9, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Jonesboro and was a lifelong resident of Trumann. She was a cosmetologist and a member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro...
Carla Jo Correa (12/18/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Carla Jo Coin Correa of Trumann, age 50, died Dec. 9, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Correa was born in Trumann, was a lifetime resident of Trumann and was a housewife. Mrs. Correa was preceded in death by one sister and her parents, Carl and Francis Kimberland Coin...
Mayor honored at last council meeting (12/17/14)
Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters was honored for her service to the community since 2007 with a plaque at her last monthly council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "I have been honored to serve everyone," Walters said. "I have enjoyed my time here, and I appreciate Barbara [Lewallen]. I am looking forward to our city growing and prospering. We are on the road, let's just stay on it."...
Trumann Police patrols to increase during holidays (12/17/14)
Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson announced recently that police patrols are being tripled on second and third shifts due to a recent rash of burglaries. "Special units from the day shift will move to the night shifts for the next several weeks. Citizens will see a lot more police cars and uniforms, including foot patrol, especially at night," Chief Henson said...
State trooper talks escaping from submerged vehicle (12/17/14)
When Dwight Griffin first became an Arkansas State Trooper five years ago, he was sent to work Helena/West Helena. It was there while in pursuit of a Jeep that he lost control of his squad car and nosed into a ditch filled with eight feet of water. Griffin, who currently works with the state police in Poinsett County, shared his story last week with the Trumann Lions Club...
Marked Tree council finishes old business at December meeting (12/17/14)
For their last regular meeting of the year, the Marked Tree City Council finished up some old business. Among the items on Monday's agenda, the council approved a contract with Joey McCorkle for use of the rail spur for a future grain shipping business...
Trumann advances to semi-finals of Pre-Holiday Tournament (12/11/14)
Trumann got 26 points from Tre Simmons as the Wildcats down Piggott 67-49 this past Tuesday to advance to the semi-finals of the Pre-Holiday tournament being held at Ridgefield Christian School. Trumann will play Brookland Thursday night at 6:30. Trumann jumped out a 7-2 lead as Kyle Collins opened the scoring with a three-pointer before getting baskets from Willie Moore and Levanders Jones around a Piggott basket. ...
Harrisburg tumbles in Pre-Holiday tourney (12/11/14)
Harrisburg was outscored 21-11 in the third quarter and couldn't recover as host Ridgefield Christian School (RCS) posted a 66-57 win in a consolation game of the Pre-Holiday tournament this past Tuesday. The Hornets lost to Nettleton 58-22 in their opening round game on Monday...
Wildcats win conference opener (12/11/14)
Trumann gave new head coach Dion Real his first conference win in their first try as the Wildcats downed Cave City 69-58 in their 4A-3 conference opener this past Friday night at Wildcat Gym. Cave City took the early 2-0 lead before Grayson Dye and Levanders Jones hit back to back buckets for the Wildcats to go up 4-2. ...
Harrisburg falls to Highland in 4A-3 play (12/11/14)
Highland jumped out to a 12-0 lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 55-38 win over Harrisburg in 4A-3 basketball action this past Friday in Harrisburg. Harrisburg got a jumper from Nathan Neal with 2:56 left in the opening period for the Hornets only points. The Rebels added five more points after the Hornets basket to lead 17-2 after one...
Five Generations of Jones Men (12/10/14)
Five generations of Jones men The Jones family of Trumann celebrated Thanksgiving by sitting for a photo of five generations of Jones men. Seated is Elbert Jones holding Bronson Krosse Jones, from L Elbert Louis Jones, Jr., Blake Westan Jones, and Elbert Louis Jones, Sr...
Donald McCoy (12/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Donald Jack McCoy, 79, of Trumann, died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. McCoy was born and lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired boilermaker, building over 100 elevated water towers. ...
Mary Watson (12/10/14)
TOKA, TENN. - Mary Lou Watson, 88, entered into rest Dec. 6, 2014 at her home in Atoka, Tenn., after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 6, 1926 in Sharky, Miss., she was a member of Gateway Baptist Church and was retired from Donruss Co. Mrs. Watson was a good Christian, good neighbor, mother and wife who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. ...
Glenda Parsley (12/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Glenda Lydale Parsley of Trumann, died December 3, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 65. Mrs. Parsley was born in Jonesboro, had lived in Trumann since 1969 and was formerly of Kansas City, Mo. She was a sales clerk with Wal-Mart and a member of the Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie Lee and Illa Dean McCarty Pipes and one daughter, Judy Simpson...
Natalie Taylor Stuckey (12/10/14)
LITTLE ROCK - Natalie Cecile Taylor Stuckey of Little Rock passed away November 30, 2014 at the age of 84. She was born in Jonesboro to the late Robert Henry Taylor and Mae Beatrice Priestly Taylor of Trumann. Natalie was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, J C "Jake" Stuckey of Trumann and her eldest son, Robert Taylor Stuckey of Atlanta, Georgia. ...
Maxine Qualls (12/10/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Maxine Virginia Qualls, 92, of Trumann died Monday, December 8, 2014, at Arlington Cove Nursing Center in Trumann. She was born Sept. 14, 1922 in Oil Trough and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife and a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. ...
"Be a Santa to a Senior" trees set up (12/09/14)
For 8 years, Home Instead Senior Care of Jonesboro has taken a different approach to the traditional Angel Tree program by setting up trees for seniors who are without family and financially challenged. "We try to give all seniors residents in nursing homes something to look forward to during Christmas," said Vera Dungan, volunteer with the organization. "A lot of them do not have any family, or they have distant family, so this is all they have during the holidays."...
Stafford serves as grand marshal in Marked Tree Christmas parade (12/08/14)
C.P. Stafford served as grand marshal in Marked Tree's Christmas parade this year. C.P. Stafford's Marked Tree story started in 1958. Stafford and his wife of 16 years, Glada, were living near Old Weona sharing property with Glada's parents and grandmother. ...
Trumann Police patrols to increase (12/04/14)
Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson announced that starting Dec. 4 police patrols will be tripled on second and third shifts due to the recent rash of breaking and entering and burglaries. "Special units from the day shift will move to the night shifts for the next several weeks. Citizens will see a lot more police cars and uniforms including foot patrol especially at night," Chief Henson said...
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