Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 1:19pm
LONOKE – The Scrapperettes ended their state tournament run last week against the Ozark Lady Hillbillies, losing 30-55 on Thursday.
The Scrapperettes fell behind early, scoring four in the opening period of play while the Lady Hillbillies scored 16. Shayla Wright and Timya Sanders were the source of Nashville’s points, scoring a field goal each.
Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 1:15pm
WICKES – The Dierks Lady Outlaws defeated the Cossatot River Lady Eagles in conference play on Tues., March 11. The Lady Outlaws earned seven runs while holding the Lady Eagles to four.
The Lady Outlaws allowed one run in the first inning while action began in the third inning for the Lady Outlaws with Stephanie Stuart batting in Kylla Hill for the first score of the game.
Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 12:57pm
LONOKE - The most successful bid for a state basketball championship in school history came to an end Monday afternoon as the Nashville Scrappers fell to the Lonoke Jackrabbits 50-39 in the semifinal round of the state tournament.
The first period was a low scoring period for Nashville as the Scrappers managed only six points while the Jackrabbits scored 11. Cameron Alexander, LaMichael Pettway and Brandon Shamrock accounted for the six points, each scoring two a piece.
Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 12:47pm
ARKADELPHIA – The Dierks Outlaws were defeated by the Arkadelphia Badgers 16-6 on Tues., March 11.
Despite the final score, the Outlaws began the game on a high note, scoring three during the first inning. MacLane Moore led off with a shot to center field that was caught for the first out. Adam Bradshaw landed a solid base hit to center field making it safe at first. Andrew Sirmon was walked advancing Bradshaw to second. Drew Adams’ homerun scored three for the Outlaws. Tyler Narens struck out for the second out and Tyler Mounts was thrown out at first to end the inning.
Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 12:40pm
DIERKS - Police Chief Brian White reported that his department will be increasing patrols to combat the illegal sale of prescription drugs at the Dierks city council’s monthly meeting Monday evening.
White said that he does not want to panic the community, but that he has seen a large increase in traffic of Oxycontin, Xanax, Hydrocodone, and other prescription drugs. He explained that the traffic in these scheduled drugs that he is seeing tends to occur at the first of the month, when those receiving public assistance for prescriptions have their scripts filled.
Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 12:37pm
LOCKESBURG- The firing of a city employee created some moments of tension at the three hour city council meeting Tuesday night.
After a combined 60 minutes in executive session, Mayor Danny Ruth announced the termination of Alexander Rochelle, who had been employed by the city as a utilities worker. Rochelle, in reaction to the termination, responded that he felt it would cost the city, as his father’s business had provided equipment parts at cost and free labor for repairs to the city.
Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 12:33pm
TOLLETTE - An Ozan man was arrested late Wednesday on drug charges.
According to a statement issued by Sheriff Butch Morris, 54 year old Paul Golston was taken into custody around 6:15 p.m. after Deputy Joey Davis initiated a traffic stop on a gold Chevrolet Blazer that allegedly crossed the center line twice on Highway 332.
Post date: Mar 13 2014 - 12:30pm
DIERKS – The school board met in a special meeting on Mon., March 3 and unanimously passed a motion to employ Jody Cowart as high school principal for the 2014-2015 school term per the salary schedule.
Cowart is a 1999 graduate of Henderson State University, earning his masters from Harding University in 2007. He began his career at Poyen School District in 1999 and was there for one semester before beginning a five year stint at Prescott as the head basketball and track coach.