News for Monday, March 19, 2012


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Smyrna student wins Scott’s annual art contest

Emmanuel Rivas’ painting comes out on top in a competition that contains entries from 75 students from high schools across Congressman David Scott’s district.

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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Hill, Luella in command in win over Ola

The staple of Luella baseball through the season’s first 12 games — solid pitching, sound defense and a productive top of the lineup — was enough for the Lions on Monday in a 5-2 victory at Ola in a non-region game.

Testimony begins in murder trial

Testimony began Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of shooting his friend in September 2010 in a quarrel over money.

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Oral, written history, sought on Rosenwald schools

The effort by local preservationists to restore the old Unity Grove schoolhouse is going into high gear.

Forest Park City Council meets tonight

Forest Park City Council meets tonight in regular session and is expected to re-visit the request for an alcohol license by two businesses whose doors were closed in January.