Lepanto City Council discusses unsightly property
Several unsightly properties topped the agenda for the Lepanto City Council Tuesday night. The council condemned one property and received updates on two others. The council adopted an ordinance condemning a property at 100 Burton Street. The structure was destroyed by fire two years ago and is in close proximity to EPC High School, sitting across the street from the football field...
Fireworks ordinance changes discussed at Marked Tree council meeting
Among agenda items which included meeting the city sports director and discussing regulations for renting out the armory, the Marked Tree City Council also discussed major changes to the city's fireworks ordinance. Mayor Mary Ann Arnold said the city received several complaints about the hours people are currently allowed to shoot fireworks...
Shinabery's granddaughter named ACH Ambassador
Anna Shinabery of Jonesboro, the granddaughter of Becky and Randy Shinabery of Marked Tree, was recently named one of Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) Ambassadors of 2014. Born premature, it took seven weeks for doctors to find what was wrong with Shinabery, as she suffered numerous problems that showed no outward signs. She was eventually diagnosed with Kaposiform Hemaginoendotheliomam (KHE), a rare but serious non-cancerous vascular tumor that caused many life-threatening problems...
Blake's big hit!
Xtra Innings Summer Showcase held at Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field in Jonesboro.
Representing Poinsett County!
Local players in action for Fat City baseball team.
Wells, Jr. wins modified event at NEA Speedway
Trumann's Jeff Wells, Jr. started from the number one position and finished the same way to take home the winners trophy this past weekend at NEA Speedway in Harrisburg. Follwing Wells, Jr. across the finish line were: (2) Tyson Franks, Salado, (3) Wayne Brooks, Bald Knob and (4) Hunter Rasdon, Jonesboro...
Large catfish caught in St. Francis River.
Marked Tree Chamber moving forward on mural
Marked Tree will soon have a mural at the railroad underpass on Nathan Street. During the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting Tuesday, the chamber discussed ideas submitted for the mural. Chamber President Sandy Teague said the city fire department had sprayed and cleaned the underpass. Painting of the base coat for the underpass started Wednesday, and painting of the mural will start after that is finished...
Carolyn Ivy of Marked Tree announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter Misty Pope of Jonesboro to Timothy Smith Jr., also of Jonesboro. Misty is the granddaughter of the late Margaret and Willie Chandler Sr. and the late Jeffrey Pope of Marked Tree...
David "Duck" Smith
TYRONZA -- David "Duck" Smith of Tyronza passed away at his home July 9, 2014 at the age of 70. Mr. Smith was born to Oscar Sheldon Smith and Dena Odell Foster Lambert in Alabama. He was a diesel mechanic and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one sister; and one brother, Bubbles Smith. ...
MARKED TREE - Alvin Glenn Gray, 84, of Marked Tree passed away July 12, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents Finis and Augusta Gray and three siblings. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary P. "Polly" Gray; two daughters Martha Tacker (Ronald) of Jonesboro and Debbie Howard (Jerry) of Tyronza; four grandchildren Keith Tacker (Nikki), Kelly Tacker, Carrie Brewer (Trevor), Justin Howard (Ashley); six great-grandchildren Tanna Tacker, Shelby Tacker, Jordyn Brewer, Brinley Brewer, Parker Howard, Morgan Brewer; one sister Margaret Huss of Bartlett, Tenn; and one brother Finis "Bunky" Gray (Leona) of Poughkeepsie, Ark. ...
CONWAY - Kathy Lucas, 60, of Conway passed away July 1, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Billy Lucas; her two sons, Billy Lucas Jr. of Marked Tree and William Lucas of Mebane, N.C.; three grandchildren, Bailey Lucas, Dylan Lucas, and Alexandria Lucas; three sisters, Zettie Croney, Kay Brashears, and Bonnie Franks of Marked Tree; two brothers, Mervin Russell of Warrensville, N.C. and Lee Russell of Marked Tree; a sister-in-law, Stella Russell of Proctor; and numerous nieces and nephews...
TYRONZA -- Robert Alvin Dexter of Tyronza departed this life June 15, 2014 at the age of 84 in Searcy at Advanced Care of White County Hospital. He was born November 20, 1929 to Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Evelyn Pickens Dexter. Mr. Dexter was a Veteran of the Korean War. ...
Edna Juanita Whittingham
TRUMANN - Mrs. Edna Juanita Whittingham, 87, of Trumann died July 6, 2014 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mrs. Whittingham was born in Lepanto. She was retired from Singer Co. and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Trumann...
MARKED TREE -- Mary Lee Anderson, 87, of Marked Tree passed away July 1, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born to Lee Junior McKinney and Pearl Vaughn Jones. Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and a member of Gatewood Chapel C.M.E. ...
Weiner hosts intergovernmental meeting
County and city officials met in Weiner Tuesday for their quarterly Intergovernmental Cooperative Council. The meeting was hosted by the Cardinal Community Service Group in the new Cardinal Community Center, which opened in April. During the mayors' updates, Weiner Mayor Arthur Booth said he appreciated the Cardinal Center and all they have done for the city. ...
Local author publishes children's book
Amanda Hopkins' mother always told her she should write a children's book, but Hopkins didn't think anyone would be interested. Then she and her husband, Scott, adopted Daisy, who they think is a Beagle, Jack Russell Terrier mix. When Daisy came into their lives, Hopkins knew she should write about her story...
Council passes ordinance on animal confinement
The subject of dogs has been the topic of several conversations around Trumann lately, from the concern for stray dogs to the care of pet dogs in the summer heat. At the Trumann City Council meeting on Tuesday night, July 15, Mayor Sheila Walters addressed both concerns...
Scenes from Cal Ripken State Tournament
Delta 11 and 12 year old all-stars teams compete in Cal Ripken State Tournament.
Lady Titans shine in tourney
The Lady Titans take runner-up in 12U USSSA State Tournament.
Gigging for a Miracle fundraising tourney set
A frog gigging tournament will be held this Friday night with proceeds going to benefit The Miracle League of Jonesboro. Three-person teams, with an entry fee of $25 per person, will be limited to a total of 20 frogs per team. Each team member must have a valid Arkansas fishing license...
District Tournament Action
Delta 11's and 12's battle at state tournament!
Delta 7's win district title
The Delta 7 year-old Machine Pitch All-Stars won the district title this past weekend in Jonesboro. Delta lost their opening game to the Jonesboro 7's 6-4 before coming back to beat the Paragould 7's 7-6 to finish 1-1 in pool play. Delta downed the Blytheville 7's 10-7 before avenging their earlier loss to the Jonesboro 7's with a 9-8 win. The championship game saw Delta beat NEA Central 10-5 to win the title...
Giant turtle caught in St. Francis river.
East squad downed in all-star football game
The West all-stars held on for a 23-14 win over the East all-stars in the Arkansas High School All-Star football game this past Friday in Conway. Byron Scales of EPC made the most of his time on defense. Scales intercepted a pass that led to a touchdown and recorded five tackles from his outside linebacker spot...