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Archive - Feb 22, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Missing teen is now home

February 22, 2012

A teen reported missing on Tuesday has returned to her home, authorities said today.
Katelyn North, 17, of Benton is also "safe and unharmed" Lt. Kevin Russell of the Benton Police Department said.
To report missing persons, call the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS (8477).
Individuals also may send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text.

Man arrested for allegedly beating baby

February 22, 2012

As a 3-month-old child is recovering from a broken leg and cracked ribs today at Saline Memorial Hospital, a Benton man is jailed for alleged child abuse.
As of press time, 30-year-old Christopher Williams remains in the Saline County jail on a $50,000 sheriff's bond. According to jail staff, Williams could post bond with $5,000.

Mitchell becomes third Saline mayor facing recall

February 22, 2012

Hornets upend Charging Wildcats

February 22, 2012

BRYANT – The Bryant Hornets picked up a huge 45-38 victory on over the North Little Rock Charging Wildcats on Tuesday night in 7A/6A Central conference action in Bryant. Both teams are 8-5 in the Central and since Bryant beat North Little Rock by seven points and the Charging Wildcats won by five points, 53-48, earlier in the year, the Hornets have the tie-breaker.

Lady Panthers' streak ends at 15

February 22, 2012

EL DORADO – The Benton Lady Panthers ended their 15-game winning streak and their perfect conference season with a 43-39 double-overtime loss to the El Dorado Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night in 6A South conference action to end the regular season.

“I think we played about as bad as we could possibly play,” Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. “We missed a lot of easy shots and we didn’t have the intensity that we needed. We didn’t play with any urgency. It just wasn’t a very good ball game.”

Logan Hayes Parker

February 22, 2012

Logan Hayes Parker, 21, of Bryant, departed this world on Saturday, Feb. 18.  He was born May 21, 1990, to Jim Mack and Robin Parker of Bryant.
Logan fought for life from his first moments on earth.  Born with a serious heart condition, he survived a seven-hour surgery at just two days old. 

William W. “Bill” Mayer

February 22, 2012

William W. “Bill” Mayer, of Bryant, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16.
He was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Little Rock, to the late Fannie Williams and Henry Dawson Mayer. Bill was a member of the Bryant United Methodist Church. He graduated from Little Rock Senior High School in 1950 and was a proud member of “Wilson’s Tigers.” This group played football for Wilson Matthews and has stayed in close contact over the years. Bill served his country in the U.S. Air Force in Korea during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Erin Keim

February 22, 2012

Erin Keim, 34, of Benton, was taken home to be with the Lord on Feb. 19.  She was born Oct. 10, 1977, in Little Rock. 
Erin lived a life acquainted with illness from an early age of 6.  Many saw the results of that in her physical limitations.  Those who knew and loved her saw her strength and courage.  Her great loves in her life were always first, her daughter Taryn; her family; North Bryant Baptist Church; and the one who gave her strength, hope and courage, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Mary Virginia Heaslet

February 22, 2012

Mary Virginia Heaslet, 95, passed from this life on Feb. 17 at her home in Benton. She was born to Robert Vest and Harriet Still "Hattie" Thomas on Feb. 9, 1917.
Mary Virginia loved to visit new places and had traveled the world extensively. She was retired from Hughes Aircraft and delighted in sharing the story of the role she played in the building of the Surveyor 1, which was launched in 1966 and was the first American space probe sucessfully launched.

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