Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hayes Sentenced To Life In Prison

After convicting Laron Hayes, Jr. of murder before noon, Wednesday,  April 24th, the jury entered the sentencing phase of the trial at 12:30 P.M.  The prosecution put on four witnesses, including the mother of murdered victim Colby Rice.  Each witness talked about the heartache caused by the crime committed.  One witness voiced his concern as to what Mr. Hayes is capable of doing if he gets out of prison.  The defense brought in witnesses that indicated Mr. Hayes had been taking medications and that he had stated he blacked out during a portion of the episode that resulted in the shooting of Colby Rice.

During closing statements the prosecution asked for the maximum sentence allowed while the defense pleaded with the jury to consider a lesser sentence. Closing statements appeared to be listened to intently by the jurors.

In less than an hour the jury came back with a unanimous decision regarding sentencing.
They sentenced Mr. Hayes to life in prison plus 15 years for a crime utilizing a gun.  They then sentenced him to six years each on two counts of aggravated assault with a $10,000.00 fine on each count and six years and a $10,000.00 fine on one count of terroristic threatening.  All sentencing is to run consecutive.  The Judge issued the sentencing order.

Judge Pope informed Mr. Hayes he has thirty days to appeal the verdict, if he so chooses.  The lead prosecutor for this case was Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Frank Spain.

From Garden to Table at Hermitage Elementary

With the help of Mr. John Gavin, the Hermitage Elementary CCLC Afterschool garden club planted vegetables in the raised beds at the school. The lettuce and radish crop was ready to be harvested so first grade students helped Mrs. Gwen Huitt harvest this morning. The cafeteria ladies washed the lettuce and radishes and offered it as a choice on the salad bar today.




Verdict Reached In Murder Trial

Laron Hayes, Jr. was found guilty April 24, 2019 at the Bradley County Court House of first degree murder in the death of Colby Rice which took place December 26, 2017 in south Bradley County.

The trial, which started Tuesday, wrapped up on Wednesday morning with the testimony of the medical examiner.  A short time later the jury was given instructions by Judge Sam Pope.  Both first degree and second degree murder were options, but the jury deliberated a short time before coming back with a first degree murder conviction.  Hayes, Jr. was also found guilty of aggravated assault and terroristic threatening.

Salineriverchronicle.com will continue to post updates through the sentencing process.

Warren Aviation Commission Meeting

The Warren Aviation Commission met Thursday, April 18th to conduct airport business.  Present were Chairman Dr. Joe Wharton, Raymond Colen, Rick Stracner, John B. Frazer, Jr., and Executive Secretary to the Mayor, Charlotte Brown.  The commission approved the minutes of the previous meeting and discussed the status of the airport P.A.P.I. lights.  It was reported the installation project is finished and waiting on an inspection.  The commission read over the guidelines for a grant for 2019 and 2020.  Airport maintenance was reported on.

The Commission accepted the resignation of Murray Claycomb.  Mr. Claycomb has been elected City Attorney and cannot serve on the commission.  A new appointment will be made by the Mayor and confirmed by the city council.

Band Concert Set for May 2nd.


Junior Auxiliary Scholarship Application Deadline is May 9th.

The Junior Auxiliary of Warren Scholarship is available in the Library Media Center at Warren High School. Applications are due May 9th.

WARREN HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN SELECTED FOR THEATRE PROGRAM0

WARREN, AR - Freshman Ella Garner has been selected to participate in SUMMERSTAGE, an eight-day, full-immersion residential AEGIS program made possible through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education. SUMMERSTAGE is facilitated by TheatreSquared, an award-winning regional theatre company, and held on the University of Arkansas campus June 15-22, 2019. This program is designed to offer students a unique exposure to nontraditional methodologies of creating theatrical performance, placing them in the dual role of writer and performer. Students will work with professional playwrights, poets, directors, musicians and actors to explore the process of creating a unique theatrical performance, working collaboratively to devise an original script that will be rehearsed for an end-of-session showcase. Sophomore Elaina Reddin was selected as an alternate.

Ella has performed in several productions with the SEARK Concert Association including Mary Poppins, JR, Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Wizard of Oz. She has performed in recent productions with the Warren High School Drama Club and the Warren High School Choral Department.

Upcoming Chamber of Commerce Events

The Bradley County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled several events for the next few weeks.  We have Ribbon Cuttings for several new businesses.  They are: Healing Hands Surgery Center,
Thursday, April 25th at 10:00 a.m.,.  The facility is located at 614 North Martin Street and is just north of the Mane Event.; Bradley County Medical Center Thrift Shop, located at Brunson Annex at 204 Bragg Street, on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 a.m. and Taste and See Bakery, located at 104 East Cedar Street, on Friday, May 10th at 10:00 a.m. GFWC Warren Woman’s Club will be hosting their annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 26th at 1:30 p.m.  The 2019 Arbor Day event will be held at the Bradley County Medical Center’s Family Care Center located directly behind the hospital on Central Street.  You are invited to join area business leaders, Bradley County Veterans, State Forestry officials and BCMC personnel as we plant a tree at the new facility.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Murder Trial Underway In Bradley County

The trial charging Laron Hayes, Jr. with murder, aggravated assault and terroristic threatening is underway in Bradley County Circuit Court.  The trial began Tuesday, April 23rd.  Most of the morning was taken up seating a jury and instructions being issued by Judge Sam Pope.  Several prospective jurors were excused due to excess knowledge of the case or some type connection to the defendant or the victims.

Opening statements by the prosecution and defense began after lunch, and then the prosecution proceeded by calling witnesses.  By around 3:00 P.M. eleven witnesses had testified.  The witnesses included an eyewitness, and others who had talked to Mr. Hayes after the alleged incident.  Also testifying were law enforcement officers for Bradley County, City of Warren, and the Arkansas State Police.

The jury is made up of eight women and four men.  There is one Hispanic and two African Americans.

During the questioning of the first eleven witnesses, several pictures of the scene were shown and one telephone recording was heard.  The State Police recorded interview with Mr. Hayes was shown to the jury.

State Receives $55 Million in Tobacco Settlement Funds

Bringing more than $1 billion total for public health programs


LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has secured the 2019 share of proceeds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with tobacco companies. More than 20 years ago, 46 states and numerous other jurisdictions entered into a historic, multibillion dollar agreement to settle consumer-protection lawsuits for the costs that they had incurred for treating the negative health effects of smoking.

“The funds from the Master Settlement Agreement are important to the overall health and welfare of Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am proud to continue to enforce the tobacco statutes and secure the State’s disbursement from the agreement. This money funds smoking cessation programs, health care research and the Arkansas Medicaid program, which are all vital resources for a number of Arkansas families and children.”

This year’s disbursement of $ 55,375,060.96 brings the total amount received since 2001 to fund various public health programs in Arkansas to $1,059,678,391.78.

The MSA imposed health-related and advertising restrictions on tobacco companies. Additionally, the agreement requires the settling manufacturers to make annual payments to the settling states.

 The Attorney General is tasked with enforcing the tobacco statutes that were enacted pursuant to the MSA. This enforcement includes operation of a certification process for tobacco manufacturers, ongoing quarterly and annual reporting, maintaining an Approved-For-Sale Directory, conducting audits, collection of escrow amounts and investigation or even litigation should violations of the tobacco statutes occur.

 In 2000, Arkansas voters created the Tobacco Settlement Act, which governs how the funds received under the settlement are used. Payments are placed into the Tobacco Settlement Program Fund for later distribution to the programs supported by the settlement payments, including the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, an agricultural and medical research consortium; the Medicaid Expansion Program, which provides Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and increases hospital benefits for Medicaid beneficiaries; the Prevention and Cessation Program, which aims to reduce tobacco use; and the Targeted State Needs Program, which includes support for public health programs for minorities, older Arkansans and residents of rural areas and the Delta.

Hermitage Takes Personnel Action

The Hermitage School Board met April 15th for their regular monthly meeting.  In personnel matters, the board took the following actions:
1. Voted to accept the resignations of Pat Richard as afternoon nutrition coordinator, Shanda Hancock, Special Ed. and Cristy Cathey , elementary.
2. The board voted to terminate Teofilo Sharp.
3. Voted to hire Lorie McDougald for the remainder of the softball season, with a prorated stipend.
4. Voted to hire Collin Wilkerson as a teacher, Head Basketball Coach and Assistant Baseball Coach.

Reports were given by Mistie McGhee, Rosalynda Ellis and Dr. Tucker.

Board members approved the SPED application and to accept the financial audit.  There was a discussion of the salary schedules/minimum wage salary adjustments.

It was reported that bids for roof repairs and security cameras are due April 21st.  The board will have a special meeting April 25th to open bids and consider a student expulsion.  The meeting is set for 6:00 P.M.

Bradley County NAACP Meets

Continuing their efforts to recharter the Bradley County NAACP Branch, members of the organization met Monday evening at the community room of the Warren Housing Authority.  A good crowd of around 20 people were present.  the Branch has an official membership of 52.  Also present was Mr. John Shaw, an official with the Arkansas NAACP.  He stated the group had some paper work to file and the new charter will be approved.

Officers were elected as follows:
Dr. Clarence Lucky-President
Chris Ogburn-1st Vice President
Carol Hooper-2nd Vice President
Gregg Reep-3rd Vice President
Bobbie Webb-Treasurer
Carolyn McCoy-Assistant Treasurer
Patsy Newton-Secretary
Janice Smith-Assistant Secretary

Dr. Lucky talked about the purpose of the organization which is to advocated for justice and fairness for all people.  He stated that the organization would try to have representatives at all public meetings of school boards, the quorum court and city council meetings.  He also indicated that voter registration would be a high priority.

Attending the meeting was James Hamilton a candidate for Circuit Judge Div. I.   Judicial candidates run nonpartisan in Arkansas.  He introduced himself to the attendees.  Also present was Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington and Warren City Clerk Helen Boswell.

The NAACP is a nonpartisan organization, and while it stresses political involvement, it does not advocate for a specific political party.

Grant Adds New Life-saving Defibrillators Around the City of Warren

Photo courtesy of the City of Warren.
The City of Warren has added several defibrillators around town as of Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019 in an effort to make the devices more accessible in emergency situations.

The added defibrillators were made possible by a grant from the Blue and You Foundation.

According to the City of Warren, the new defibrillators will be placed inside the City of Warren Municipal Building, the Westside City Pool, as well as inside one of the Fire Rescue trucks.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Students to be Honored for Academics


Holy Week Services Conclude At First Assembly

The fifth and final service of Holy Week, sponsored by the Bradley County Ministerial Alliance, was held Friday, April 19th at First Assembly of God in Warren.  Another large crowd attended.

Welcome was given by Pastor Jim Bales.  Pastor Ricky Rawls read scripture and Rev. Henry Cox prayed.  Sis. Mary Robbins rendered special music.

Pastor Eddie Hampton brought an inspiring message and the Benediction was given by Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington.  Music was provided by Georgia Jones and Virginia Mann.

Retired Teachers Hear from Executive Director

State Senator Eddie Cheatham, Retired Teacher Jonalyn Reep, and Executive Director Clint Rhoden
The Bradley County Retired Teachers' Association met Monday, April 22, at the First United Methodist Church where they enjoyed a delicious meal.

Clint Rhoden, the new Executive Director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System was the guest speaker.  Mr. Rhoden informed the retired teachers that Arkansas Teacher Retirement is in good shape financially.  He has worked for Teacher Retirement for the past 17 years.He told them the system us 80% funded where the national norm is 70% funded. He informed the local association that the oldest person collecting teacher retirement is 108 years old.  Addressing questions from the group, Mr. Rhoden explained some of the issues that had been contentious during the last legislative session.  He further explained that teacher retirement won what they needed to in committee.  There are currently 130,000 currently in teacher retirement system.  He also noted that "this group votes."

Attending with Mr. Rhoden was State Senator Eddie Cheatham.  Following Rhoden's program, Mr. Cheatham told the BCRTA that he plans to run for re-election. 

Several in the meeting said they plan to attend the Area V Spring Conference Thursday, May 9, at the Grand Avenue FUMC in Stuttgart.

Changes that will be taking place in the transition from Pat Belin to Joy Stewart were explained.

Jonalyn Reep reported that she is continuing to work on a facebook page which will be used for meeting notices and th sharing of other information.

Mrs. Freddie Lipton reported that several applications for the scholarship the group Anna Galloway Scholarship have already come in.  Copies of the application form have been left at the Warren Library.

Prior to, during and after the meeting, the members had an opportunity to bid on silent auction items donated by members, friends, and local merchants.  Monetary donations were also accepted.  The proceeds from the auction will br donated to the Warren Library.



Warren Animal Control Officer Passes Investigation Course

Holley Curry, Animal Control Officer for the City of Warren, has recently successfully completed a forty hour Professional ( Level I ) Animal Cruelty Investigation course put on by the Law Enforcement Training Institute and University of Arkansas Extension.  She passed the course with a 95% grade.

The course curriculum consisted of the following:
*Animal Law
*Constitutional Law
*Basic Nutrition
*Basic Anatomy
*Officer Safety & Survival
*Basic Photography
*Communications
*Report Writing
*Courtroom Preparation
*Biosecurity and Zoonosis
*Animal Handling and Behavior
*Interviewing and Investigation
*Breed Identification
*Veterinarians and Animal

Ms. Curry would like all dog and animal owners to understand that sufficient food and water should always be made available for the animals along with suitable shelter.  This means four walls and a roof to protect from the cold and wet as well as the heat in the summer.

She went on to say the city will be stressing the enforcement of the law that requires all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies and the tag should be on the dog.  Dogs are not to run free in the city limits.  All must be in a pen or properly and humanly restrained or on a leash.  There are no exceptions.  Violations are subject to citations or arrest.

The Warren Animal Control Officer is in charge of enforcement of animal laws, including the leash law and oversees the Warren Animal Shelter.  Efforts are made to find homes for all animals in need.  Local volunteers help with finding homes.

Animal Control Officer Curry expressed her appreciation to Warren Police Chief Shaun Hildreth and Warren Mayor Denisa Pennington for allowing her to attend the training.  The Animal Control Officer is an employee of the Warren Police Department.  Local animal control laws have been adopted by the Warren City Council.

Li-HEAP Program to Close Arpil 30


Arrest Report: April 22, 2019

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Marco Lopez, 800 Woodlawn St., Warren, AR, age 34, charged with domestic battery III, (4-19-19(

TIM LEONARD ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE

Hamburg, AR – Tim Leonard, Chief Deputy Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial District, has announced that he will seek election as Circuit Judge for the Tenth Judicial District, Division 1, in the upcoming nonpartisan election on March 3, 2020.  The Tenth Judicial District covers Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew Counties in Southeast Arkansas. 

“After considerable prayer, encouragement from my family, friends and peers I am proud to announce my candidacy for Circuit Judge.  I am running to ensure that the Circuit Courtroom is a level playing-field where all parties, regardless of their claim or social status, are treated impartially and have access to a knowledgeable judge that will rule swiftly and in accordance with the law. In my career I have represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, the wealthy and the poor, mothers, fathers and children in custody cases, businesses and consumers, I've served as a special prosecutor and I've represented criminal defendants.  The diversity of my legal experience makes me uniquely qualified to treat everyone equally, impartially and with civility.”

Tim graduated from Arkansas State University and then attended law school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  Tim was in private practice in Hamburg from 2007 until 2018, when he accepted the position of Chief Deputy Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial District.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

And the Hunt is on...

The Bradley County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Spring Event Saturday morning at the Warren City Park.  The event kicked off with a massive Easter Egg hunt and continued with games and refreshments.  The event was very well attended.  The chairperson for the event was Debbie Spencer.  She and her brigade of volunteers did an outstanding job.  Area businesses, churches and individuals donated the eggs stuffed with candy and prizes, stuffed animals, and more.  Some eggs had messages inside that the "hunters" could cash in for a silver dollar.  The local banks all donated silver dollars for this part of the hunt. 
















Friday, April 19, 2019

Wildfire Suppression Kits Distributed to Volunteer Fire Departments through Rural Fire Program

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Rural Fire Program, managed by the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission (AFC), received $237,000 from the United States Forest Service to purchase and distribute 79 Wildfire Suppression Kits to statewide volunteer fire departments in 2019. Kits feature equipment and gear necessary for the safe suppression of wildfires and will be delivered to selected volunteer fire departments through May.

Volunteer fire departments are the primary partner to AFC crews in wildfire response and suppression but often need the specialized equipment and gear necessary for safe wildfire suppression. Since 2014, more than 300 volunteer fire departments have received Wildfire Suppression Kits through the Rural Fire Program. Kits distributed this year include lightweight wildfire-resistant personal protective equipment, hand rakes, back-pack water pumps, and leaf blowers.
Volunteer fire departments interested in participating in the Wildfire Suppression Kit program submit applications that are scored according to specific criteria including fire district population, the size of the response area, wildfire equipment response needs, and other factors. The application period for the 2020 Wildfire Protection Kit program starts in September. Contact Kathryn Mahan-Hooten at Kathryn.Mahan@agriculture.arkansas.gov or (501) 679-3183 with questions or to be added to the Rural Fire Program email distribution list.

Fire departments receiving kits in 2019 are listed below by fire department and county:

 Antioch/White
Appleton/Pope
Ash Flat/Fulton&Sharp
Barton-Lexa/Phillips
Bee Branch/Van Buren
Board Camp /Polk
Bradley/Lafayette
Brinkley/Monroe
Buford/Baxter
Bussey Sharman/Columbia
Butlerville/Lonoke
Butterfield/Crawford

Pine Bluff Music Festival Releases Lineup

Go Forward Pine Bluff is working with the Pine Bluff Convention Center for the second annual Forward Fest-Blues, Batter & Brew to be held on June 22, 2019 at Pine Bluff Regional Park’s Amphitheatre. This year’s lineup includes:

Justin Teal Morgan
Highway 49 Blues Band
SynG Band
Mr. Sipp
On Call Band
Southern Avenue
Kingfish Ingram
Anthony Hamilton

There will be food trucks and retail vendors, a kids zone, and fireworks!

We would like you to feature several of the performing artists throughout the month of June.

General admission is $10 – bring your lawn chairs or blankets. VIP tickets also available, prices range from $20 to $70. Parking is $10, VIP parking is $20. Children 5 and under free (unless sitting in VIP section).

This Week in the House: Representative Jeff Wardlaw

When we pass legislation to grow our economy, it does not stop at tax incentives and workforce training.

In Arkansas, we know our economy can also grow by bringing in people from out of state to appreciate our natural resources, our talents, and our history.

The hospitality industry is the second largest industry in the state. It is a $5.6 billion industry and employees over 100,000 people.

From encouraging investment in our historic buildings to designating a scenic highway, we passed several pieces of legislation aimed at promoting tourism in the 2019 Regular Session.

Act 292 designates certain routes in Central and Southwest Arkansas as the “Camden Expedition Scenic Highway”. The Camden Expedition Scenic Highway guides a Civil War tourist through southern and central Arkansas connecting five battlefields and other Civil War historic sites.

Act 601 states that the fourth Saturday in July shall be known as "National Day of the Cowboy" to commemorate America's cowboy heritage. The vaquero spirit of competition among ranch cowboys and cowgirls is reflected in rodeo events throughout the state that contribute to tourism and the economy.

Southeast Intermodal Discusses Track Crossing and Sewer

Members of the board of the Southeast Arkansas Intermodal Authority meet Wednesday April 17th in Warren for their April board meeting.  Minutes of the previous meeting and the financial report were approved.  The board approved paying the monthly bills

According to the financial statement, the organization has a balance of $78,571.48 on hand.  The report list accounts receivable from the two cities and and two counties as follows:
-Monticello $27,009.66
-Warren $22,520.31
-Drew County $9,618.35
-Bradley County $156,413.22
There was discussion among board members that due to the Authority currently being debt free, they might write off some of the receivables listed as owed by eliminating the $9,618.35 listed as owed by Monticello and reduce the other entities amounts by the same.  Some concern was voiced that there may be a need for future expenses and the money may be needed.  No action was taken.

The ongoing issue of getting railroad approval to cross the tracks was discussed again.  The board was informed that the Arkansas Highway Department will be getting involved.  Board Member Dr. bob Smallling stated that the board has been nice and it may be time to do whatever it takes to get some action.

Chairman of the Board, John Lipton talked about the need to market the site.  He stated some of the other intermodals in Arkansas have hired directors to market and run the intermodal site.

There was discussion relating to the issue of Monticello's sewer system not being currently able to handle a substantial wastewater load from the intermodal site.  All water and sewer is provided by the City of Monticello.  Several board members representing Monticello and Drew County indicated that sewer improvements is a priority for Mayor Chase.  No information was provided on the time frame for the improvements and when the intermodal will benefit.


State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Eddie Cheatham

April 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – During the recent regular session, the legislature referred three proposed constitutional amendments to Arkansas voters.

One would limit terms of legislators to 12 years. Another would permanently extend a highway program that is now scheduled to expire in 2023. The third would make it more difficult to change the constitution. The proposals will be on the general election ballot in November of 2020.

The current half-cent in state sales tax was approved by Arkansas voters in 2012 by a 58 to 42 percent margin. It took effect in 2013 and is scheduled to expire after 10 years. It raised the state sales tax from 6 to 6.5 percent.

If extended, the half cent would generate an estimated $293.7 million a year, of which cities and counties each would receive $44 million, and the state Transportation Department would get the remaining $205 million.

A second proposed amendment would limit terms of lawmakers to 12 years, although it grandfathers in current office holders. They could serve 16 years, which is the limit under current law.

Used County Trash Cans for Sale

The Bradley County Solid Waste is in the process of replacing county residents’ trashcans.
The used can will available for purchase in the amount of $35.00 each. They are 96-gallon cans with lid attached.

These cans are not for county solid waste use.
To purchase the cans call the Judge’s office
870-226-3853 or go to the landfill
1424 Bradley 25 North

THE GREAT OUTDOORS YOUTH DAY

The Cooperative Extension Service of Bradley, Calhoun, Dallas, and Cleveland Counties is once again sponsoring The Great Outdoors Youth Day on Saturday, May 4th, at the Bradley County Park.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and events will include Fishing Derby, Learning Stations, and other special activities.  Lunch is sponsored by L’Aigle Creek Conservation District.  All youth ages 5-14 years old are invited.  Youth under age 9 will be required to have a parent present, however, all parents are encouraged to attend.  Bring your own fishing poles and bait for catching catfish.  For more information, contact John Gavin at the Bradley County Extension Office at 870-226-8410.  The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Bradley County Extension Office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Flood Closures at Moro Bay State Park

A facebook post from Moro Bay State Park early Friday morning, April 19, 2019, notified the public that the park "will have to close the campground due to flooding."

The post continued with: "At this point it is difficult to say exactly when that will be but it could be as early as tomorrow (Saturday April 20th). The park is watching the River level closely and we will be cancelling all reservations Monday – Thursday of the coming week. We are notifying everyone arriving today or tomorrow that they can cancel and refunds will be provided. Those who choose to come may be required to leave early (as early as tomorrow) if water comes over the road leading to the campground. Cabin guest can also cancel without charges but we will not require those coming into the Cabins to cancel for this weekend or the coming week at this point. However, certain areas of the park will soon be inaccessible (including the trails, the playground, the ferry exhibit, and the Marina). For more information contact Moro Bay State Park at 870-463-8555 extension 2.
It is difficult to say if the water will continue to rise, stay the same, or start falling before the weekend of April 26th-28th. On Wednesday April the 24th the park will make a decision about whether we can reopen the campground or need to remain closed."

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Holy Week Services Continue

Ministerial Alliance Pastors
Holy Week services have continue with Wednesday's activities being conducted at First Baptist Church of Warren and Thursday's services being held at Immanuel Baptist of Warren.

At First Baptist the welcome was given by Br. Russell Rhoden and the scripture waqs read by Br. Felton Savage.  Prayer was rendered by Rev. Eddie Hampton and the message was presented by Rev. Henry Cox, Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church of the city.

Thursday's service at Immanuel began with the welcome by Immanuel's Pastor Bro. Matt Overall and scripture reading by Bro. Wayman Mann.  Prayer was given by Rev. Vernon Colvin.  the message was provided by Bro. Russell Rhoden. The Benediction was prayed by Warren Police Chief Shaun Hildreth.

There have been large crowds at all services and excellent special music provided by each church.