Trumann council talks dilapidated buildings
During their February meeting, the Trumann City Council passed several resolutions and ordinances and discussed dilapidated properties. Regarding condemnations which had been tabled previously, the council discussed a house on Pine Street which caught fire in 2014. ...
Honey tells story of sharecropper's troubadour at STFM
John Handcox--labor organizer, poet, and songwriter--was an important part of the history of the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union. Dr. Michael Honey, a professor at University of Washington Tacoma who spoke at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum last Friday, first met Handcox as a graduate student in the 1980s when Handcox was rediscovered after having disappeared for decades. "He was like one of these bluesmen recorded in the 20s who disappeared and were later rediscovered," Honey said...
Vote to renovate Carver Gym fails
After another packed meeting Monday night, the Marked Tree City Council is still no closer to an agreement regarding Carver Gym than they were last month. Another vote was called to renovate the gym, which has been closed since last April. The vote, which was tied last month, failed again this month. One city council member's resignation was announced, and a community member announced he was petitioning to recall the mayor and city clerk from office...
Haag signs scholarship with TIU
Trumann's Connor Haag signed his letter of intent this past Tuesday to continue his football career at Trinity International Universtiy (TIU) in Deerfield, IL. "I'm excited to be going up there to play. I went for a visit and it just felt like the right place to be. It felt like home and like a good place to play football," Haag said after his signing...
Junior Warriors fall in thriller at district tournament
EPC (13-5) and Cross County (7-11) traded the lead all night before the Junior Thunderbirds took a 35-33 lead with 32 seconds left before holding on for the win to advance in the 2A-3 junior district tournament being played in Lepanto. Rayshon Gates got EPC on the board first as he scored off the fast break to make it 2-0. ...
Area basketball roundup
Harrisburg (16-8, 8-4 4A-3) got 20 points from Keely Curtis as they beat Gosnell 69-47 this past Friday at Harrisburg. Jessica Webb and Keely Edwards each scored 18 points for the Lady Hornets. Gosnell won the junior high game 24-15. Trumann went on the road to Westside and took a 52-32 conference win from the Lady Warriors. Taelor Gartman led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 14 points as Hannah Wood added 11 points. Trumann won the junior high game 25-21...
Lady Wildcat Taelor Gartman goes over 1000 points scored in high school basketball career.
Junior Lady Wildcats win in overtime at district tournament
Caroline Morgan hit a three-pointer for Trumann (10-10) at the end of regulation to tie the game and send it to overtime before Tay Smith scored all four points for the Junior Lady Wildcats in overtime as they downed Harrisburg (8-14) 31-29 in 4A-3 junior district tournament action in Highland...
Junior Indians get win in district opener
Marked Tree (12-8) raced out to a 9-0 lead after the first quarter on their way to a 49-35 win over Rector (8-15) in the opening round of the 2A-3 junior district tournament in Lepanto. AJ Johnson scored the first points of the game as he hit one of two free throws on back to back trips to the free throw line for Marked Tree for an early 2-0 lead. ...
Wildcats pull away in second half to beat Harrisburg
Trumann broke open a close game in the third quarter on their way to a 57-42 win over Harrisburg in 4A-3 conference basketball action this past Friday night in Trumann. Gavin Casebier scored the first points of the game for Harrisburg with a basket inside as Jay Jones answered for Trumann with an inside basket making it 2-2. ...
Junior Wildcats cruise past Harrisburg for win
Trumann opened the game with a 9-0 run and never looked back as the Junior Wildcats took a 70-18 conference win over the Harrisburg this past Friday night at Wildcat Gym. TJ McGuire opened the scoring for Trumann hitting three of four throws on back to back trips to the foul line to give the Junior Wildcats a 3-0 lead. ...
Marked Tree takes road win over Bay
Marked Tree withstood a late Bay rally to post a 61-54 win in a non-conference game this past Thursday night at Bay. The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead with Nick Andrews hitting one of two free throws and Markel Perry scoring off the fast break before Taylor Layne canned a three-pointer for Bay to tie the game at 3-3. ...
Junior Yellowjackets beat Marked Tree in thriller
Bay let a ten point lead slip to two points a little over halfway through the fourth quarter before holding on to beat the Indians in a non-conference game this past Thursday in Bay. Dax Gibson opened the scoring for Bay with a jumper to make it 2-0 only to see AJ Johnson hit two of four free throws on successive trips to the free throw line to make the score 2-2. ...
Diaz leads Junior Lady Yellowjackets to win
Tot Diaz scored 17 points to lead Bay past the Marked Tree Junior Lady Indians this past Thursday night in girls' basketball action. Marked Tree jumped out to an early 7-0 lead as MaKayla Marshall hit a jumper in the lane, Taylor McCusiton got a steal and lay up before Shira Hendrix drilled a three-pointer from the top of the key. ...
Superintendent Graham gives update on new elementary school
Trumann School District Superintendent Myra Graham and Facilities Director Jason Grubbs spoke to the Trumann Lions Club last week about the progress of the new elementary school. Graham said concrete is being poured now for the kindergarten and first grade wings of the school. The shell of a safe room--each hall will have one--has been built for one of those wings. "It it going to be so nice for each grade wing to have it's own safe room for when it's needed," Graham said...
Prosecutor seeks death penalty in 2015 slaying of elderly Bay woman
Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced that he will seek the death penalty against a Bay man accused of abducting and killing an elderly Bay woman last July. Ellington filed amended capital murder charges last Thursday in Craighead County Circuit Court against Richard Jordon Tarver, 30, of Bay. ...
Area players make Best Under the Sun football team
Poinsett County had three football players picked to the annual edition of the Best Under The Sun football team. Trumann's Cade Gartman, Harrisburg's Walker Hammond and Marked Tree's D'Angelo Griffin were all selected. Gartman, a sophomore, was a work horse in the backfield for the Trumann Wildcats this past season. ...
Area basketball roundup
Bay lost 60-59 to Rivercrest this past Thursday night in a non-conference contest at Wilson. Jonathan Crain led Bay with 18 points as Tyler Pritchett added 17 points and Dustin Utley tossed in 10 points. The Junior Yellowjackets won the junior high game 47-34...
Lady Hornets get payback with win over Trumann
Harrisburg went on the road to Trumann this past Monday night and were looking for payback from the loss they suffered at home earlier in the season to the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Hornets led by one after the first quarter and extended that lead after each quarter on their way to a 52-40 conference win over the Lady Wildcats...
Junior Lady Wildcats get home conference win
Trumann held Harrisburg scoreless the first quarter. Harrisburg returned the favor holding Trumann scoreless in the second quarter. The Junior Lady Wildcats then used a 12-3 third quarter to pull away before going on to post a 29-13 win over the Junior Lady Hornets this past Monday night at Wildcat Gym...
Hornets fall in conference clash with Westside
Harrisburg hung with Westside for a quarter and half before the visiting Warriors used a 9-0 run to go up by 12 on their way to a 72-61 win over the Hornets in conference basketball action this past Friday night at Harrisburg Gym. Gavin Casebier gave Harrisburg their first lead of the game with a fast break basket four seconds into the game to make it 2-0. ...
Junior Hornets get swatted by Westside
Harrisburg fell behind early and could never recover as they fell to Westside 60-11 in junior high basketball this past Saturday at Harrisburg Gym. The Junior Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Caleb Neal hit a three-pointer for Harrisburg with 1:15 left in the opening quarter to make the score 7-3 Westside. The Junior Warriors added five more points before the quarter ended to go up 12-3 after one...
Daniels inks with Crowder College
Marked Tree's Blake Daniels made it official this past Friday as he signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Crowder College in front of family, friends and coaches. Daniels was all smiles after the signing. "It feels really good. ...
Andrews, Booker lead Wildcats to win over Cave City
Kevonte Andrews and Kelon Booker proved to be a tough one-two punch for Cave City to handle as they combined for 43 points in leading Trumann to a 66-61 4A-3 conference win over the Cavemen this past Friday at Wildcat Gym. Andrews opened the scoring with a stick back basket only to see Cave City answer with a stick back to make it 2-2. ...
Lady Wildcats drop conference game to Cave City
Trumann (8-13, 3-8 4A-3) took the lead for only the second time in the game but couldn't keep that lead as Cave City took a 47-43 win this past Thursday night at Wildcat Gym. Kelcie Roland put the Lady Wildcats on he board first with a basket inside making it 2-0 only to see Cave City drill a three-pointer to make it 3-2 Lady Cavewomen. ...