SPORTS>>North Pulaski recommends Crossett AD

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor North Pulaski High School is a step closer to hiring its third head football coach in as many years. On Monday, the North Pulaski football-coach search committee, led by athletic director Tony Bohannon and consisting of other NP administrators, recommended Teodis Ingram for the job. Bohannon notified Pulaski County Special School District of the […]

SPORTS>>Jacksonville wins pool, gets runner up

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The Jacksonville junior American Legion team had a successful weekend hosting its own Gwatney Invitational. The Chevy Boys won its pool outright with wins Friday and Saturday, but ultimately fell 4-1 to Sylvan Hills in the championship game. The young Gwatney team didn’t hit the ball particularly well, but still managed a tournament-high 20 […]

SPORTS>>Base paths fatal to Cabot victory

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor A series of strange and similar errors by Cabot’s senior American Legion team aided Continental Express of Little Rock to an 8-7 win Monday night in Cabot. The hosting Centennial Bank squad committed six errors, all of which were throwing errors on the base paths, to help set up the visiting team’s win. Little […]

SPORTS>>Sylvan Hills takes honors at Gwatney tournament

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor None of the six teams in the Gwantey Chevrolet Junior Division Invitational Tournament escaped without a loss, but there was a clear winner. The Sylvan Hills Bruins beat the hosting Jacksonville squad 4-1 in the championship game Sunday evening to earn the first-place plaque. All three teams in Sylvan Hills pool, which included Sheridan […]

SPORTS>>Beebe squad earns top shot

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor Unexpected pressure, unprecedented exposure and unforgiving elements weren’t enough to unsteady the rock- solid Beebe Blue Rock Blasters shooting team, the Mavericks, this past weekend. The Mavericks out-shot 420 other teams Friday and Saturday at Remington Gun Club to bring home first place in the fifth annual Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports State Final in […]

OBITUARIES >> 6-15-11

DOROTHY ROSE Dorothy Rose, 82, of Ward died Sunday, June 12. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and attended Calvary Pentecostal Church. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nora Wilson; one sister, Wilma Narramore, and two brothers, William and Clay Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Darrell Rose; sons, Wilber Joe and his […]

EDITORIAL >>McDaniel grandstands

It seems we have a little problem in the state attorney general’s office. It has become a separate branch of government. It starts its own programs and grows at its own pace, notwithstanding the state Constitution and the fiscal controls that restrict the other agencies of government. We were reminded of this phenomenon the other day when Attorney General Dustin […]

TOP STORY > >Boozman supports project

By JEFFREY SMITH Leader staff writer Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) was in Lonoke last week for a briefing on the seven-year, $614 million Bayou Meto Basin project. Even though Boozman is for limiting federal spending and bringing down the national deficit, he supports funding for the Bayou Meto project. He believes it is a good use of federal dollars; by […]

TOP STORY > >High school here ranks with Delta

By GARRICK FELDMAN Leader executive editor Three failing high schools down in the poverty-stricken Delta received multi-million-dollar federal grants last week. So did Jacksonville High School, the only one that’s not in the Delta. Because it’s the biggest of the schools, Jacksonville received almost $2 million, slightly more than the others. The four high schools — the others are Helena-West […]

TOP STORY > >Huge award in wreck

By joan mccoy Leader staff writer A jury in Lonoke County Circuit Court has awarded a severely brain-injured Cabot woman $17 million for injuries she sustained in 2008 when she hit a dump truck on U.S. Hwy. 67/167. Almost three years ago, on July 18, 2008, 20-year-old Ariel Anderson had been accepted into culinary school and was working as a […]