William and Teresa Lankford, Michelle and William Jr. have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on May 5, 2010. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 4.5 ounces and has been named Charles Edward Lankford.
Grandparents of the child are Rose Mary Lankford, Pete Dewitt and Tommy and Mary Edwards.
Anthony Castelluccio and Callie Maddox of Calamine have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on May 5, 2010. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 4.7 ounces and has been named Connor Jay Castelluccio.
Grandparents of the child are Lorrin and Lori Maddox and Tony and Gloria Castelluccio.
Great-grandmother is Margie Ligmae.
Selvin Garcia and Juana P. Perez and Carmen of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 26, 2010. The baby weighed 4 pounds, 4.6 ounces and has been named Jazmine Garcia.
Grandparents of the child are Rito Garcia Hernandez, Carmen Garcia Chavez, Juan Bamac Navarro and Tomasita Perez Ramirez.
LITTLE ROCK. (AP) — The Democratic and Republican primaries for a United States seat in Arkansas on Tuesday may be a referendum on just how deep anti-incumbent sentiment has set in among voters this year.
Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Republican Congressman John Boozman, the front-runner for the GOP nomination for her post, are both being targeted by candidates touting an anti-Washington message.
The circle may be a little waterlogged but it’s unbroken.
Floodwaters in Nashville earlier this month have certainly dampened the city but not its spirits as news reports highlight Music City’s efforts in pulling itself up by the bootstraps.
This is a perfect example of the American spirit, as it is anytime tragedy befalls on American soil and I know Nashville will come back strong, just as our great country does whenever put to the test.
A telethon last week hosted by musician Vince Gill and others raised more than $1.7 million and another on Sunday evening helped to do the same.
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Air Force officials say Little Rock Air Force Base will get 18 C-130H cargo planes to replace C-130E aircraft that are more than 40 years old and will be retired from service.
The C-130Hs will come from National Guard and Reserve units around the country.
“It’s all about upgrading the fleet,” according to Col. Jim Summers, commander of the 189th Airlift Wing, an Arkansas National Guard unit, at Little Rock Air Force Base. “It gets very expensive to keep ’62, ’63, ’64 model airplanes flying.”
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Hail up to the size of golf balls has been reported as thunderstorms passed through parts of central and southwestern Arkansas.
The National Weather service said some property damage was reported from Sunday afternoon’s storms, but there were no reports of injuries.
The agency said the largest hail was reported in Perry County, west of Little Rock, about 2:42 p.m. Powerlines blown down by the winds also set a shed on fire in the Houston community.
Some homes also sustained damage in Perry County when hail broke windows and then fell inside the houses as well.
Batesville schools Superintendent Ted Hall will be honored during a business after hours celebration at First Community Bank on May 25.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the first floor bank lobby at 1325 Harrison St. in Batesville. Refreshments will be served.
Hall announced his retirement from the Batesville School District in February. Dr. Randy Willison will take over as new superintendent July 1.
The Independence County Election Commission reminds voters in the Batesville (Ruddell) Ward 2 that they will have a new polling site on Tuesday.
The polling site will be the First Methodist Church Multipurpose Room. Voters may use the ground floor entrance on the east (Seventh Street) side, election commission Dwayne Millikin said.
Today is the last day to cast an early ballot. On Tuesday, Election Day, polls will be open statewide from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Batesville Daily Guard had such a great response from the political debates on April 27 that we are also going to webcast activities at the Independence County Courthouse, following the election results live as they come in Tuesday night, starting at 7:30 as precincts around the county close.
Results for select races will be posted in real-time on the Guard’s website, Guardonline.com. The results and webcast are free to view, and one does not have to be a subscriber to access them.
WALNUT RIDGE — A knock on the door of an inn at Imboden resulted in two arrests Saturday — behind the door, lawmen found a methamphetamine lab in operation, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.
Kenneth Bass, 28, of Black Rock and Haley Heller, 25, of Pocahontas were arrested about 3 p.m.
They are being charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture, possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, Dotson said.