Deadly decision: St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department Detective Glenn Ramsey, left, and Major Stanley Barnes look at a metal pole they believe was being used by Terry Padgett, 36, of Shell Lake, when he was electrocuted overnight Thursday. Deputies believe Padgett was trying to steal copper from highline poles when he touched a hot wire and was killed. Photo by Alan Smith.
Friday, March 9, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Substation repairs: A crew with Entergy is working on the Forrest City South Substation. Brandon Birmingham uses a hook to close circuits at the station. Photo by Alan Smith.
Final thoughts: Forrest City Mustang Coach Dwight Lofton and his four senior starters took time Thursday morning for last minute interviews before leaving for Hot Springs where they will play Jonesboro on Saturday, March 10, for the Class 6A state championship. Forrest City is playing in its first basketball state title game since the 1979-80 season when they lost to West Memphis in the Class 4A state championship game. From left, Kellon Bowman, Kelson Stewart, Lofton, Stephon Weaver and Marcus Britt. Saturday’s game against Jonesboro will tip at 12:45 p.m.
Relaxing: Forrest City Mustangs Coach Dwight Lofton (left) has some fun with Stephon Weaver and Kelson Stewart Thursday morning at Mustang Arena as the team was preparing to leave for Hot Springs to play for the Class 6A state title Saturday against Jonesboro. Photo by Fred Conley.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Repairing a leak: Clifton Martin of Forrest City Plumbing repairs a water leak Monday afternoon on North Division Street. Martin uses a backhoe to access the pipe so a work crew could make the repairs. Photo by Alan Smith.
Blowing bubbles: The recent weather has been perfect to spend some time outside. Takita Williams, left, imitates her classmate Nickiya Poole as she blows bubbles during recess at the ABC School. Both Williams and Poole are in Lisa Baskin’s class at the school. Photo by Alan Smith.
Opening with a win: A Forrest City Lady Mustang player rounds second base on the way to scoring a run in Monday’s season-opening fastpitch softball game against Brinkley. The Lady Mustangs won the game 14-4 in five innings. Photo by Fred Conley.
Home loss: Forrest City shortstop Justin Cochran can’t come up with a ground ball in the first inning of Monday’s high school baseball game against Rivercrest and played at the Sports Complex. Rivercrest won the game 6-0 leaving the Mustangs at 1-2 for the year. Photo by Fred Conley.