NEW YORK (AP) — MySpace, the online social hub that’s been fighting to stay relevant in the age of Facebook and Twitter, is overhauling its image and its website into an entertainment destination for its mostly younger audience.
The social-networking pioneer, which was among the top Internet sites just a few years ago, now has its sights set decidedly lower. Over the next month, MySpace will be relaunching its site to focus on giving users more ways to consume music, videos and celebrity gossip.
“Four things come not back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity.”
Just because you have the right to do something doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.
That was apparent this week after a Midland School Board member hit the national spotlight after he posted comments about homosexuals on his Facebook page that caused a national uproar.
Despite running along a rigorous campaign trail and regardless of the countless hours they put in each day, Chad Causey and Sen. Blanche Lincoln refuse to forget the people of Independence County. Mr. Causey, former chief of staff to Congressman Marion Berry, and Sen. Lincoln have both managed to put in a tremendous amount of time right here in Batesville. Chad Causey even recruited President Bill Clinton to join citizens of Batesville in a Democratic rally at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
The third suspicious fire in a week on Hideout Road destroyed a vacant mobile home and burned nearly 50 acres of sage grass fields and woods before being brought under control Wednesday afternoon, according to Pleasant Plains Fire Chief Stacy Caplener.
The Pleasant Plains Fire Department was dispatched to 970 Hideout Road around 12:18 p.m. and stayed on the scene until 4 p.m., according to police dispatch records.
Caplener said the fire started alongside the road on property owned by the Hays family.
The Lyon College basketball program will host a youth clinic at Becknell Gymnasium on Saturday morning, Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange announced.
The clinic is for boys and girls in grades third through eighth. It will focus on fundamental skills and will be taught by Stewart-Lange, her assistant Julie Church and Lyon players.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Becknell Gym. The cost is $35.
For more information, call (870) 307-7248.
TIMBO — Midland and Shirley split high school basketball games at the Timbo Invitational Tournament here Thursday.
The Midland Lady Mustangs whipped the Shirley Lady Blue Devils 61-41 as Emma Sellers and Kerstie Bumpous both recorded double doubles. Seller hit for 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Sellers added 22 points and 10 boards.
The Lady Mustangs also won despite committing 20 turnovers.
“We rebounded very well last night and that was probably the major factor in our win,” Midland Coach Brandon Gates said this morning.
Midland’s girls improved to 3-3.
When the Batesville Junior Pioneers’ football season began, Coach Doug Walls and crew hoped for the best, but were prepared for a lackluster season. They wanted their team to improve each week and let the chips fall where they may.
To say the least, they didn’t expect to repeat as Class 5A-East District champions and they sure didn’t expect to do it with an undefeated season.
Clint McCance, the Midland School Board vice president who received much backlash and international attention after posting derogatory messages about homosexuals on a personal social-networking site, broke his silence on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°” Thursday night and announced he will resign his seat.
LEOLA, Ark. (AP) — There were no umbrellas in sight at a ceremony marking the tiny town of Leola as the place where the most rain ever has fallen in a year’s time in the state of Arkansas.
National Weather Service meteorologist John Robinson said the sun shone brightly Tuesday on the yard of official weather service cooperative observer James Riggan.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission say they still want changes in how the agency handles public records, and a former commission chairman on Wednesday broadened a lawsuit he filed against the panel.
The agency drew strident rebukes from Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel after a three-member committee last week recommended passage of a measure that would have vastly restricted public access to agency records. The commission tabled the proposal on Monday.
LOCUST GROVE — The Rev. Donald Lee Harrington, 74, of Locust Grove died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at his home.
Born Aug. 17, 1936, in Weingarten, Mo., he was the son of Elmer and Iona Helms Harrington. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was the founder of American Indian Ministries.
Survivors include his wife, Helen “Sweetie” Hartline Harrington; a daughter of Missouri; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a sister.