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Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
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A look at the changes between the old county jail and the new (08/29/15)
Sheriff Larry Mills recently spoke to the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune about the history of the old two-story county jail and the new county jail. What a difference between the two. The old jail, located on East Street in Harrisburg, was built in 1939 and housed a capacity of 17 inmates with six deputies working alongside the sheriff. ...
Football season begins with jamboree in Marked Tree (08/28/15)
Marked Tree hosted a five team junior high football jamboree that included Trumann, Hazen, Piggott and Corning. Each team played two 30 minute games. Trumann and Marked Tree squared off in game one. Trumann got scores on a Will Ryan White pass to MJ Barnes and touchdown runs from Zac Buchanan and Jay Taylor Morgan. Marked Tree got a touchdown run from Kylen Johnson...
Lady Wildcats, Lady Hornets open volleyball seasons (08/28/15)
The Trumann Lady Wildcats (1-0) opened their volleyball season with a win over West Memphis in five sets, 23/25, 23/25, 25/9, 25/19 and 15/9. The Lady Wildcats had to rally back after being down two games to none to win the match. Hannah Wood had seven digs, Misty Moye had 11 digs with Savannah Morgan collecting four aces and nine digs. Taelor Gartman had five digs and three aces with Ashton Parker serving six aces...
Lions hear about THS drama department (08/28/15)
Trumann High School Drama teacher Rob Spencer spoke to the Trumann Lions Club last Wednesday at their weekly meeting. Spencer had a special guest with him, Edna Turnblad, (aka THS teacher Wesley Hooper). Spencer talked about the success of the play "Hairspray" the Drama Club did last year. ...
Ribbon cutting held for adult education center (08/27/15)
A large crowd turned out on a rainy Wednesday morning as the ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Sims-Talbot Adult Education/Workforce Development Center in Trumann. Trumann Mayor Barbara Lewallen, Anita Talbot Whitlatch, and a host of elected officials, bankers, business owners, city employees, school administrators, and community members were on hand for the event...
Arrest made in Harrisburg murder investigation (08/21/15)
The Poinsett County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in connection with the death of Jefferson Scott Crawford, 46, of Harrisburg, who was found dead at his home on Aug. 8. According to Sheriff Larry Mills, the sheriff's office, along with Arkansas State Police, arrested Joshua Mason Farmer, 33, of Harrisburg on Thursday night, Aug. ...
Softball tournament action (08/21/15)
Area teams were in action at the Back to School softball tournament last weekend in Jonesboro.
New eye doctor visits Lions Club (08/21/15)
Dr. Gavin McDowell, the new owner of CustomEyes Eye Care, was the guest speaker last Wednesday at the Trumann Lions Club weekly meeting. McDowell and Dr. Amy Tolbert bought the practice in Trumann from Dr. Angela Howell in February. McDowell said they started talking with Howell in November about acquiring the practice. "Having your own practice is like having another child. It will demand your attention," McDowell said...
Tyronza Senior Center to teach seniors computer skills with grant (08/20/15)
Tyronza senior citizens will soon get help navigating the ever-changing landscape of technology thanks to a grant and high school volunteers. The Marion Bearden Tyronza Senior Center was recently awarded a $19,879 grant from the Earnest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment. This grant will be used for a program where EPC High School seniors will mentor senior citizens on how to use various forms of technology...
Mayor Lewallen pleased with election results (08/20/15)
During a special election on Aug. 11, Trumann voters approved a bond issue which will generate $2 million for capital improvements throughout the city. Mayor Barbara Lewallen said she was pleased with the election results. "I think all of us in the city administration are so pleased this bond refinance issue passed and the voters approved the infrastructure improvements," Mayor Lewallen said. ...
Sara Carr (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Sara Katherine Carr of Trumann died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 65. She was a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was a Human Resource Manager and a member of First Christian Church in Trumann. Mrs. Carr was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Carr; one sister, Anita Smith; and her parents, John Davis Steele and Bessie Louise Morgan White...
Verna Dickson (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Verna Oleta Dickson of Trumann, died Friday, August 14, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 84. Mrs. Dickson was born November 9, 1930 in Trumann and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. Mrs. Dickson was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Collus "Sid" Dickson and her parents, John O. "Big Boy" Wiles and Burnice Thomas Wiles...
Stanley Kirkland (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Stanley Wayne Kirkland, of Trumann, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 58. Mr. Kirkland lived his lifetime in Trumann and was a retired plumber. Mr. Kirkland was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Rex Kirkland and Mary Geneva West Kirkland...
Dorohy LaFarlett (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Dorothy Mae Carter LaFarlett, 90, of Trumann, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born March 18, 1925 in Chewalla, Tenn. to the late Charles Webster (Charlie) and Tabbie Hively Carter. ...
Wanda Coots (08/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Wanda Lee Coots of Trumann died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 88. She was born Sunday, July 3, 1927 in Ingram, Kent. to the late Lonnie Wingo and Sarah Elizabeth Wienetke Reeves. Mrs. ...
Robert Langley (08/18/15)
MARKED TREE -- Robert Jerry Langley, of Marked Tree, passed away August 16, 2015 at the age of 74 at St. Bernards in Jonesboro. Mr. Langley was born to Robert and Ava Lee Langley in Yazoo County, Miss. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Patsy Wolleson; one brother Sam Langley; and one grandchild Billy Davis. ...
Anna Shelby Harpole (08/17/15)
Reece Harpole, age 4, has a new baby sister. Anna Shelby Harpole was born August 15, 2015 at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro. She weighed 6 pounds 13 ounces. Her parents are Robby and Jessica Harpole of Bay. The proud grandparents are James and LaDonna McMasters of Bay and Bob and Cathy Harpole of Imboden. ...
LynnLee Grace Campbell (08/17/15)
Keedrick and Jennifer Campbell of Trumann are proud to announce the birth of LynnLee Grace Campbell who was born August 10, 2015 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. LynnLee weighed five pounds 7 ounces. Grandparents are Sherry Chappell, Lloyd Campbell, Ronne Simmons Jr. and Amber Simmons. Great-grandparents are E. V. McDonalds and Liz Simpson...
Christian Lee Hernandez (08/17/15)
Christian Lee Hernandez was born July 29, 2015 at St. Bernards Healthcare. He weighed seven pounds one ounce. He is the son of Christeana and Francisco Hernandez, of Lepanto.. Christian has two brothers, Francisco, Jr. age 10, and Hayden age 8; and two sisters Ava age 4 and Kenya age 2. Grandparents are John and Michelle Brown of Lepanto and Rosalina Gonzalez Perez of Mexico. Great-grandparents are John and Shirley Brown of Lepanto...
Lincoln Lee Correa (08/17/15)
Jeremy and Brittney Correa of Harrisburg are proud to announce the birth of a son Lincoln Lee Correa. Lincoln was born July 28, 2015 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has one sister Lynlee Grace Correa. Proud grandparents are William and Denise Correa and Debra and Robert Benson. Frances Benson is the extra proud great-grandmother...
Finis Gray (08/17/15)
POUGHKEEPSIE, ARK. - Mr. Finis "Bunky" Gray, 68, of Poughkeepsie, Arkansas, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2015 at the Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Gray was born on December 4, 1946 in Tyronza to the late Finis Grover and Augusta Birmingham Gray. Mr. Gray was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing...
Dewayne Kegley (08/17/15)
MARKED TREE - Dewayne Kegley, 73, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Thursday August 6, 2015 in Marked Tree. He was born on August 18, 1941 to Lloyd and Marcella Shelton Kegley. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing with his friends and was loved and will be missed by all his family and friends...
Dorothy Langston (08/17/15)
LEPANTO - Dorothy Langston, 77, of Lepanto passed with all of her family surrounding her on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Jonesboro. She was born on October 22, 1937 to Charles and Ruby Farley Hindman. She was a member of the Lepanto Assembly of God for 50 years plus, worked in the woman and children ministries, loved working in her yard and house and held a very special place in her heart for all of her grandchildren...
O'Lester Wise, Sr. (08/17/15)
ST. LOUIS -- Funeral services were held August 7 at Our Lady of the Presentation for O'Lester Wise, Sr. He passed from this life July 29, 2015. Mr. Wise was born March 29, 1944 in Joiner to the union of Nathaniel and Robizina (Bell) Wise, both who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Arma Dean, Arthur Clarence, Nathaniel, Jr., Teretha Mason, and Geleatha Edwards...
Giant sign for airport roof completed in Trumann (08/14/15)
At 180 feet in length, it's the biggest sign she's ever painted. Last week, Cindy Schrader Dougherty, owner of Graphix Advertising, completed work in Trumann on a sign to go on the roof of the municipal airport in Covington, Tenn. She and two of her employees, Elizabeth Dryer and Kathryn White, finished work on the sign Friday, Aug. 7...
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