Helping students: Alvin Coleman, East Arkansas Community College’s Director of Financial Aid, was one of several administrators who assisted students during College Goal Sunday at EACC. EACC was one of more than 30 campuses statewide to participate in the event, which assists students and potential students with filling out forms and applications. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Grass fire subdued: Forrest City firefighters put down a sizeable grass and brush fire Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Indian Trails and Newcastle roads. The fire did not destroy any property other than the brush and no one was injured. Photo by David Nichol.
Charged in murders: Lee County Sheriff Jack Oxner, left, and Deputy Odell Smith escort Gordon Randall Gwathney, 46, from the private airplane that transported him from Laredo, Texas, to Marianna on Friday. Police officers flew to Laredo to retrieve Gwathney, who had fled there following a triple homicide early Tuesday in Lee County. Gwathney waived extradition after he was arrested Tuesday night at a fast food restaurant a few miles from the Mexican border. Photo by Amanda Vondran.
Back-to-back: The Forrest City Junior Mustangs won the 6A-East Junior District Tournament Saturday, defeating West Memphis West in overtime. It is the second consecutive district championship for Forrest City. Photo by Fred Conley.
Inside move: Forrest City Mustang senior guard Kellon Bowman (12) takes the ball inside for a layup during Friday’s 6A-East Conference game at Sylvan Hills. The Mustangs won the game 81-42. Photo by Fred Conley.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Accident at intersection: Pictured is one of the cars involved in an accident at the intersection of Washington and Broadway Thursday just before noon. According to statements from both drivers and a witness, a car driven by Ernestine Weaver, 68, of 2116 Peevey was sitting a a red light, and when the light turned green, pulled out into the intersection where she was struck by the car above, which was driven by Lois Lawana Scott, 30, of 134 Gregory in Forrest City. Scott stated that she had looked down, and when she looked up, the light had turned red. Weaver was taken to Forrest City Medical Center and later released. Photo by David Nichol.
Cold office: With a space heater in the background, Donna Gatlin, an office secretary at Forrest City High School, does her work while wearing warm gloves. The office may be the coldest part of the building, but space heaters are being used in several classrooms as attempts are made to solve the puzzle surrounding brand-new heating units that don’t work. Photo by David Nichol.
District tournament: Forrest City’s Jessica White (40) gets off a shot in Thursday’s first-round 6A-East Junior District Tournament game against West Memphis Wnder. West Memphis won the game 42-40, ending Forrest City’s season. Photo by Fred Conley.