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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

100 YEARS AGO July 23, 1917

CON­WAY — The an­nual sum­mer ses­sion of the Arkansas State Nor­mal School is near­ing its close. Only one more week is left in which to com­plete the work. Twenty-six grad­u­ates will re­ceive diplo­mas and sev­eral young men were awarded diplo­mas when they en­listed for army ser­vice. With the clos­ing of the sum­mer term, the pres­i­dency of Dr. J. J. Doyne, for the past nine years pres­i­dent of the in­sti­tu­tion, ends. Dr. Doyne has re­signed to ac­cept a po­si­tion as prin­ci­pal of the high schools in Lonoke, his for­mer home.

50 YEARS AGO July 23, 1967

WAR­REN — James Ray Eder­ing­ton, 17, who has been on trial here since Tues­day on a charge of first-de­gree mur­der in the fa­tal shoot­ing March 30 of a Bradley County farmer, James Henry (Ju­nior) Maroney Jr., was found guilty of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der in Bradley County Cir­cuit Court Satur­day af­ter­noon and was sen­tenced to a 15-year prison term. The jury, which was made up of 11 men and a woman, de­lib­er­ated for two hours and 10 min­utes be­fore reach­ing a ver­dict. Eder­ing­ton, his mother, and his sis­ter, Linda, 19, took the ver­dict calmly.

25 YEARS AGO July 23, 1992

■ Al­most a year af­ter Lon­nie Hub­bard killed his for­mer son-in-law out­side a Pine Bluff ele­men­tary school, the vic­tim’s rel­a­tives pleaded Wed­nes­day that Hub­bard not be re­leased on pa­role. Hub­bard, 65, orig­i­nally was charged with capital mur­der in the Jan. 24, 1991, shoot­ing death of Richard David­son, 39, of Pine Bluff on the cam­pus of L. L. Owen Ele­men­tary School. Hub­bard was con­victed of man­slaugh­ter and re­ceived a five-year sen­tence in June. The state Board of Pa­role and Com­mu­nity Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion met Wed­nes­day in Lit­tle Rock to hear peo­ple op­posed to Hub­bard’s re­lease on pa­role.

10 YEARS AGO July 23, 2007

EUREKA SPRINGS — A pro-mar­i­juana ini­tia­tive ap­proved by Eureka Springs vot­ers in Novem­ber has had no im­pact on how po­lice han­dle ar­rests for mis­de­meanor pos­ses­sion, city of­fi­cials say. Vot­ers passed an or­di­nance di­rect­ing po­lice and pros­e­cu­tors to make pos­ses­sion of less than an ounce of mar­i­juana a low law-en­force­ment pri­or­ity. Un­der Arkansas law, such pos­ses­sion is a Class A mis­de­meanor, which is pun­ish­able by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Eureka Springs Mayor Dani Wil­son con­tends there’s been no change.

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