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[17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,302 views]
‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ – more proof that the 1970s were weird

The 1970s was an odd decade, indeed.
Sure, you had some cultural landmarks set during those 10 years — the first Star Wars film, Smoky and the Bandit and the incredible gain in popularity of the National Football League, to name a few.
But for every cultural landmark in the 1970s, it seems there were two or three things that make one wonder what the heck was wrong with people in the 1970s. Think of the total oddness of the Jimmy Carter presidency, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park or disco, …

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[16 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,224 views]
Benton to face Parkview on Nov. 21

The Benton Panthers will square off against Parkview on Friday, Nov. 21 in the second round of the Class 6A playoff game.
Benton, which won the 6A South Conference with a 9-0-1 record, won a bye in the first round of the playoffs on Nov. 14. The Panthers’ goal, of course, is to advance to the state championship game to be played at War Memorial Stadium on Dec. 5.
To get to that game, however, the Panthers will have to take care of Parkview at home on Friday and then defeat another …

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[6 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,753 views]
Benton Panthers win 6A South conference championship

The Benton Panthers tonight defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras 39-36 to win the 6A South and post an unbeaten season with a record of 9-0-1.
According to the folks at Saline247.com, this is the first undefeated season in the team’s history. The tie game came at the first of the season against the Bryant Hornets at the Salt Bowl at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
At any rate, tonight’s game took place at Pine Bluff and was decided in the final seconds by a field goal. Pine Bluff was undefeated in …

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[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 5,270 views]
The Nobles Law Firm is now open

As of July 1, the Nobles Law Firm opened its doors in scenic downtown Benton and is now accepting clients. The firm’s sole lawyer is Ethan C. Nobles (me!), managing editor of First Arkansas News.
Those who know me are aware that I used to practice law at a firm called Nobles, Poore & Jones (later called just Nobles & Poore after Jones went off to Tunica to deal cards) for four years in Fayetteville. Those who know me really well are aware that I totally hated every minute of that …