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Stories from Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lake City Council approves raises (12/18/07)
Town Crier News Staff Lake City councilmen met twice in December to review the previous 2007 budget and approve the 2008 proposed budget. On Dec. 6 aldermen met to pass two ordinances and approve raises. The third and final reading of Ordinance No. 227-07 was read and approved by the council. The ordinance regulates the use of metal storage containers in the city and provides for a penalty for violation of the ordinance...
Evans named Leachville Chief of Police (12/18/07)
Keith Evans has been named Leachville Chief of Police. Evans has over 12 years of experience in law enforcement starting out in 1995 as an auxiliary and part-time officer. He worked several years full time on the Leachville Police Department and has worked the last year and a half with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department...
Caraway Council reappoints park commissioner (12/18/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Caraway City Council met in short session on Thursday evening, Dec. 13, at city hall, passing ordinance 2007-3 and approving the 2008 budget, totaling $469,500. A letter of resignation from Caraway Park Commissioner Jerry Stokes was read and accepted by the council. Michael Adams was appointed to fill the vacancy. Ronnie Hurst was reappointed to serve another five-year term as park commissioner...
Leachville Council sets raises, bonuses (12/18/07)
Town Crier News Staff Leachville aldermen met in regular session on Dec. 10, and reviewed salaries, and plans for year end bonuses. Leachville Mayor Sheila Spurlock said new Police Chief Keith Evans would be on the job after fulfilling his contract with Mississippi County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 13...
Friends and family walk for Elijah (12/18/07)
December 1 has a special meaning for the family of Elijah Couch, 4 year old son of Jacob and Melody Couch of Black Oak. It was a day that 64 people consisting of his family, church family and many friends met in Memphis for the St. Jude Marathon. Elijah has been a patient at St. Jude's for two years and also particpated in the walk with his parents, family and friends...
BIC Basketball Roundup (12/18/07)
Jordan Griggs scorched the nets for 18 points to help BIC down Turrell 49-42 Friday night in 2A-3 conference action at Monette. BIC (8-7, 3-4) held a 13-3 lead after the first period and stretched their advantage to 27-15 at the half. The two teams played on even terms in the third period and BIC went into the final frame with a 39-27 advantage...
Riverside Lady Rebel Basketball Roundup (12/18/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside rolled to a pair of 2A-3 conference home victories last week, knocking off Earle 66-48 Monday night while finishing off the sweep with a 71-44 win over Marked Tree Thursday night. The Lady Rebels bolted to a 28-8 lead over Earle in the opening quarter and never looked back en route to their mercy winning victory over the Lady Bulldogs. ...
Bulldogs trip Rebels 73-65 in key 2A-3 conference battle (12/18/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside appeared healthy and ready to go when Earle came to town for Tuesday night's 2A-3 conference showdown at Lake City, but when senior point guard Cody Richardson went down with an ankle injury in the second half the Bulldogs took full advantage to post hard earned 73-65 victory...
Lions use free throws to subdue Brookland 52-45 (12/18/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila used a 14-17 performance from the foul line in the fourth period of Friday night's 3A-3 conference showdown with Brookland, holding off the Bearcats with a hard fought 52-45 victory at Brookland. The Lions finished the night 23-29 from the foul stripe while Brookland went to the line just 14 times, connecting on eight, which proved to be the difference in the game...
Manila Lady Lion Basketball Roundup (12/18/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Rebekah White poured in 25 points and Kimberly Wise added 21 more as the Manila Lady Lions scalped Piggott 79-65 Thursday night at Manila. Manila also received 18 points from Colleen Kemp to help the Lady Lions and head coach Jeff Priest defeat his former team...
Lois Dean Wilkey (12/18/07)
Bradford Lois Dean (Sisk) Wilkey, 66, of Bradford, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. She was born June 13, 1941, in Cave City to the late Homer Olen and Bartha Jane Marlin Sisk. She attended the Church of God and had been a seamstress for many years. She was raised in the Monnette and Leachville area and had lived previously in the Hot Springs area...
Boyd Alfred Davidson (12/18/07)
Lake City Boyd Alfred Davidson, 48, of Lake City, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Memphis Medical Center. He was born at Des Moines, Iowa, into the family of Boyd Cecil Davidson and Pansy F. Spencer Davidson. He was employed by Hendrix Auctioneer's and Realty Co. and was a member of Woods Chapel Church...
Roger Dale Britt (12/18/07)
Lake City Roger Dale Britt, 59, of Lake City died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He is survived by daughters, Sherry Butler of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Kathy Lawrence and husband, Glenn, of Blytheville; sisters, Olene cope of Jonesboro, Lavada Ellis of Tennessee and Sandra Calloway of Paragould; and grandchildren, Timothy Cash, Dejham Butler and Emma Weeks...
Bland Robert "Bob" Harper Jr. (12/18/07)
Monette Bland Robert "Bob" Harper, 62, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born Oct. 9, 1945, in Paragould to the late Dr. B.R. and Thera Harper Sr. He was a self-employed salesman. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Harper of the home; two sons, Houston Robert Harper of St. Louis and Richard Andrew Harper of Little Rock...