Digest for 08-30-13


COMMUNITY

5K RunWalkDance scheduled for Sept. 28

Bringing awareness to childhood obesity, Saracen Landing is serving as the lead sponsor for the Jefferson County 5K RunWalkDance on Sept. 28.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at the Amphitheater in Regional Park, with registration from 6:30-7:30 a.m. The race will conclude at Saracen Landing.

The event will include a mini-health fair, Zumba and line dances on the Pavilion. A portion of the proceeds will go toward bike racks for the award-winning Saracen Landing Walking Trail.

The RunWalkDance is part of an overall “Healthy Lifestyles” initiative. For more information or to register, call 536-0920.

LOCAL

Pine Bluff bests White Hall in dual tennis meets

Jada Taylor won two singles matches for Pine Bluff, helping the Fillies win a high school girls tennis dual meet against White Hall, 4-2, at the Pine Bluff Country Club on Thursday. Pine Bluff also won the boys dual, 3-2.

Taylor defeated Erica Smith 6-2 and Hannah Johnson 6-0. White Hall won the other girls singles matches, as Erin Davis defeated Brentney Sargent 8-2 and Martha Pierce topped Torrie Richardson 6-0.

Pine Bluff took both girls doubles, however. Ajia and Kye Richardson were victorious over Loveleen Kaur and Pierce 8-1, and Victoria Grady and Torrie Richardson beat Samantha Bowers and Tarendeep Thind 8-1.

In boys action, Xavier Grady of Pine Bluff defeated Dylan Quickel 9-8, and Tre Harris of Pine Bluff beat Ethan Bridgforth 8-1. Garrett Reed gave White Hall its only boys singles win, beating Keenan Beckford 5-4.

The boys doubles were split. White Hall’s Aaron Burdine and Tyler Sidwell beat J’Marlos Johnson and Mike Roberts 8-2, while Beckford and Harris beat Matthew Smith and Jacob Bowman 6-0.

NATIONAL

South Carolina handles UNC

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Connor Shaw passed for 149 yards and a touchdown and Mike Davis rushed for 115 yards and a score, as the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks opened the 2013 season with a 27-10 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Ole Miss and Vanderbilt played late on Thursday.

Hawks’ Budenholzer arrested for DUI

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer was arrested Wednesday night on a drunk driving charge.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Georgia State Patrol trooper stopped Budenholzer’s vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. ET because its tail lights were not operating. He refused a breath test, but agreed to a field sobriety test.

Budenholzer was booked into the Atlanta City Jail and spokeswoman Ashanti Moore said in an email he was charged with driving under the influence and was released on $1,524 bond.

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry said the Hawks were looking further into the matter.