LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Police has released a photograph of the black Ford Expedition found Saturday morning next to the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 between Burns Park and Crystal Hill Road.
Inside the sports utility vehicle state troopers found the bodies of Tammy Lawrence, 48, of 5918 North Hills Blvd., and Ahki Hughes, 24, of 1802 Arrowhead, North Little Rock. Both individuals had been shot.
Searchers were back on the White River near Batesville early this morning as they continued their efforts to find 30-year-old Aaron R. Marks, who is believed to have drowned in a boating accident Saturday afternoon.
As he prepared to launch a boat early this morning, Wildlife Officer Ryan Nast of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said that a small airplane was used Tuesday afternoon to check the river, its banks and areas immediately around the river, but was unable to find any sign of Marks.
Rita Potts has resigned as coordinator of the hydroelectric project.
In her letter to Independence County Judge Bill Hicks, she said two considerations prompted her decision, which is effective June 1. The first is an opportunity that has been discussed with her that could develop later in the year, and she would like to explore being unemployed for a while and see if that would be in her and her family’s best interest.
The second, in her own words, is “to get out of the Judge’s way.
Zach Malone, 6-foot, 193-pound pitcher/corner infielder from Richland, Tenn., has signed with the Lyon College baseball team, according to a news release from the college.
“Zach is an excellent student as well as a talent on the field,” said Lyon Assistant Coach Tony Roepcke, “We’re lucky to have such an athlete and a quality person on our baseball team.”
Cedar Ridge and Melbourne high school track and field athletes and their coaches left today for Texarkana and the Class 2A State Meet, which is scheduled to get started with a coaches meeting at 9:30 Wednesday morning.
The event is set for Genoa Central High School. The first field events are scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves won the 2A-2 District Meet team title last week. Coach Stephen Gould said winning another team title at the state level will be considerably more difficult.
Maribeth Waters, Katee Castleman and Sam Neal won the top honors at Lyon College’s annual sports awards banquet, according to a news release from Lyon’s sports information department.
Waters and Castleman are co-Winnie Marable Award winners and Neal is the Dick Winningham Award recipient. Each award is presented to the most outstanding athlete for its respective gender.
Castleman, who ran cross country for the Pipers, also collected the John T. Dahlquist Scholar Athlete Award for her work in the classroom.
When I came aboard the Guard staff several years ago, one of the first people I had the pleasure of meeting was Lyon Baseball Coach Kirk Kelley.
Right off the bat, no pun intended, I knew the man was passionate about the sport he coached. A few months later, when the season started, that was made even more evident. The Scots were steamrolling the competition, and although I’m supposed to have a non-biased opinion, I instantly became a fan of Coach Kelley and his program.
Cave students allotted funds
CAVE CITY — Sam Beller, president of Cave City Kiwanis Club, recently presented three $500 academic scholarships to Cave City Key Club members.
The recipients were seniors Mary Bailey, Journey Byler and Tiffany England.
The students have been members of the club throughout high school and have continually demonstrated leadership qualities and academic achievement, according to a news release.
NEWARK — Cedar Ridge High School students Madeline Barber, Karen Davis, Chelsi Fultner, Saundra Jackson, Whitney Magness and Melissa Staggs in Kimberly Jones’ Management class been studying about how businesses are started and managed.
They took the opportunity to work with their cafeteria department and ran their own restaurant for one day. The name of their business was The Flour Garden.
The students sat down with cafeteria director Judy Tubbs, who explained the budget she has to work with and how meals are planned.
CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Organization for Revitalization Efforts (CORE) has announced Phase II of the welcome banner project. The navy blue banners will be similar to those already in place on the streetlight poles on Main Street. A total of 25 banners will be placed along Highway 56 from Main Street to Park Street and along Park Street to the Veterans of Foreign Wars bridge.
The banners will be attached to attractive metal poles that will be alternated along both sides of the road. Sponsors of each banner awill be honored at the pole.