2nd man dies in accident

March 4, 2011 GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a second worker has died of injuries suffered Wednesday in an accident on the old Mississippi River Bridge between Mississippi and Arkansas.The old bridge between Greenville, Miss., and Lake Village, Ark., is being dismantled after a new, bigger bridge was built about a half-mile up river.Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said that a 46-year-old worker died at the scene Wednesday and a 21-year-old employee died later at a Jackson hospital.

Prison guards hurt in brawl

March 4, 2011 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Department of Correction officials say four prison employees were injured during a brawl with 11 inmates.Department spokeswoman Dina Tyler said the fight began over the weekend while guards were searching the Varner prison unit for contraband. When one guard tried to stop an inmate from flushing something down the toilet, three other guards came to his aid.Officials say during the search, guards found seven cell phones and four homemade weapons on prison grounds.

Mellencamp headlines Beale Street Music Fest

March 4, 2011 MEMPHIS (AP) — John Mellencamp, Wilco, Cee Lo Green, Ke$ha, Stone Temple Pilots, B.o.B. and Godsmack are scheduled to perform at the three-day Beale Street Music Festival this spring.The eclectic lineup for the April 29-May 1 music festival was announced Thursday by officials with Memphis in May, a monthlong celebration that also includes a world championship barbecue competition.The music festival, in its 35th year, is held along the Mississippi River at Tom Lee Park and will have three large performance tents, a blues tent and a blues shack.

Harding festival taking vendors

March 4, 2011 SEARCY — Harding University’s Campus Activity Board will host the First Thaw Festival on campus April 1-2 and is now taking applications for event vendors.The festival will showcase music, film and art, featuring numerous bands headlined by Grammy performers The Avett Brothers. Other bands cover a wide range of rock, soul, pop, folk and blues music, including Langhorne Slim, Green River Ordinance, The Non-Commissioned Officers, The Sheriffs of Nottingham, and others. Proceeds from the event will benefit Heifer International.

Look Good, Feel Better program to be March 28

March 4, 2011 The American Cancer Society will hold its Look Good, Feel Better program, which is for women currently undergoing cancer treatment, from 9 to 11 a.m. March 28 at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center for first-time class participants.The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach cancer patients how to enhance their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment. Patients are taught how to deal with hair loss and changes in skin complexion and nails caused by radiation and chemotherapy. Individuals will have the option to order a free wig.

Movie to be screened

March 4, 2011 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 tonight.“Inception” will be projected in high definition in the church’s indoor theater setting. There will also be free popcorn.This is a special, family friendly edition of the movie that has removed any objectionable language or scenes, according to a news release. The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Lane, about two miles east of Walmart on Harrison Street. For more information, call (870) 793-9124.

Service News: Pvt. Jack R. Turner

March 4, 2011 SAN ANTONIO — Army Pvt. Jack R. Turner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Bridge to War Eagle: Stories of a Wild Stream New documentary to premiere in Fayetteville

March 4, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE — The Emmy-winning team of Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter have created a collection of poignant stories framed by the old steel bridge and iconic grist mill on War Eagle Creek in the Ozark Hills. Their new documentary film, “Bridge to War Eagle,” will premier at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Another screening is set for 7 p.m. March 17 at the Fort Smith Public Library, and at Hobbs State Park-Natural Area at 2 p.m. April 2. DVDs are available through the University of Arkansas Press.

Breaking News — Green gets new trial

March 3, 2011 NEWPORT — Third Judicial District Prosecutor Henry Boyce of Newport said the state looks forward to the retrial of accused murderer Billy Dale Green of Randolph County.Boyce’s comment came after the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled this morning to grant Green a retrial due to alleged prosecutorial conduct.The ruling was on appeal of the denial of a motion to dismiss the case due to alleged double-jeopardy grounds based on alleged prosecutorial misconduct.

Sirhan Sirhan denied parole

March 3, 2011 COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Parole officials have refused to give Sirhan Sirhan a date with freedom, saying he hasn’t shown sufficient remorse for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s death and doesn’t understand the enormity of the assassination that changed U.S. history more than 40 years ago.During four intense hours Wednesday in a prison’s small hearing room, Sirhan told board officials of his regret but also said he could not remember the events of June 5, 1968.