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Statewide Alcohol Sales To Appear On November Ballot
In November you will get to decide if alcohol can be sold in every county in Arkansas.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Benton board votes to change drug policy
According to McFarlin, the revised policy would allow for random drug testing of all students involved in athletic/spirit groups/band and place a strong emphasis on confidentiality.
Youth councils partner for upcoming bike-a-thon for Imagination Library
Trevor Villines, center, is serving as chairman of the Saline County Mayor's Youth Council Bike-a-Thon Committee.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Log Cabin Democrat
Mount Vernon community comes out to remember hit-and-run victim's life
Heather Danielle Baker's infectious smile was on the minds of all who attended her memorial in Mount Vernon on Aug. 25. Family and friends filled the Mount Vernon-Enola High School gym, most wearing purple in celebration of Baker's life.
Longhills PUD gets OK from council
Benton Mayor David Mattingly, left, presents a check for $200,000 to Saline County Judge Lanny Fite for the purchase of a 5-acre tract at the south end of the Saline County Fairgrounds.
Toddler found walking down road alone; woman arrested, charged Friday
Officer Joseph Traylor of the Saline County Sheriff's Office was sitting at the intersection of Chicot Road and Sarnes Drive at approximately noon when he was approached by three men carrying a baby.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
"Hill-jumping" teen released without bond
The teen who was arrested in connection with a "hill-jumping" accident earlier this month appeared in District Court on Monday before Judge Mike Robinson for a bond hearing.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Garner announces bid for Benton City Council position
Gary Garner, a teacher in the Benton School District, has announced his bid for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat on the Benton City Council.
Murder in the 1st; $1M bond set for hit-and-run driver
Marcus Dorsey who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident at Alcoa Exchange in Bryant, will be charged with murder.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Crossfit Legit gym debuts new program
The Crossfit Legit gym in Benton will be hosting an open house today to debut a new program for children.
Police Say Sex Offender Entered School Without Escort
Benton police arrest a convicted child rapist after they say he was caught on an elementary school campus without an escort.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Driver wrecks, charged with DWI
According to an incident report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Shelnut was westbound on West Longhills Road in Benton when he lost control of his 1998 Chevrolet Z71, crashing into a telephone pole on the north side of the roadway.
McMahan encourages residents to run for office
A letter from Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan, dated July 30, was sent to a select number of Bauxite residents to encourage them to run for the offices of alderman, mayor and town treasurer in the November 2014 general election.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Benton church offering way to avoid financial distress
First United Methodist Church of Benton is participating in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course designed to provide families and individuals with with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.
C.W. Lewis, taxes focus of press conference
Benton Mayor David Mattingly addresses a crowd gathered at City Hall for a press conference Wednesday morning.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Prisoners get second chance
Robert Cannon created the Freedom for Life Re-entry Coalition because he had "been there, done that" and hopes to help others.
Preserving county history; group adds 2 new amenities to park recreation area
Members of Saline Crossing pose on the second of two picnic tables recently placed near the Old Saline River Bridge.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
$150,000 cash bond set for accused rapist
Saline County Circuit Court set a $150,000 cash bond for James Gilliam who was arrested twice for allegedly drugging and raping a juvenile.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Benton SROs receive Corvette for use in program
School Resource Officer Quinton Jackson debuts the newest addition to the fleet of vehicles available to SROs from the Benton Police Department.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Hidden handcuff key leads to additional chargesHidden handcuff key...
A body scan during booking revealed a key hidden in a suspect's mouth, according to Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office deputies.