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Hornets win again; Girls fall but then get back on top

August 24, 2012

Both of the 2012 Bryant High School golf teams have started the year strong. Coming into Monday, the boys already had two first-place finishes under their belt to go with two fourth places. On Monday, the Hornets added another top finish to their stats when they played a dual tournament with Conway on the road.

Jr. Panthers win big over Lakeside

August 24, 2012

The Benton Junior High Panthers got off to a stellar start Thursday night at C.W. Lewis Stadium with wins over the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams. The Freshmen Panthers won 28-6 while the eighth graders won 20-6.
Brinson Williams intercepted a Lakeside pass on the Rams' first possession. On the ensuing play, Grayson Morrow made a diving catch in the end zone for the Panther touchdown. Williams kicked the first of his four PAT’s, giving the Panthers a 7-0 lead.

Lady Panthers swept to start season

August 24, 2012

It was a rough start to the season for last year’s 6A South Conference champions. The 6A South Benton Lady Panthers’ volleyball team went up against last year’s 7A Central Conference champion Conway Lady Wampus Cats and came out on the wrong end of a sweep. The Lady Panthers fell 0-3 (16-25, 16-25, 7-25) as they made too many errors against a powerhouse.

Salt bowl tailgate party plans are announced

August 24, 2012

Benton and Bryant area chamber of commerce members are invited to set up booths for a tailgate party to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Salt Bowl game between the two competing schools.
The Salt Bowl game between Benton and Bryant will be taking place Friday, Sept. 21, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.  Attendance at this game is traditionally the highest at any high school game in the state, according to a Benton Area Chamber of Commerce spokesperson.

Vendors are asked to register with the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Fireworks display scheduled Labor Day at old airport site

August 24, 2012

Area residents who were disappointed that no fireworks displays were presented locally during the Fourth of July holiday can look forward to a special Labor Day event in Benton.
A fireworks extravaganza is planned Sunday, Sept. 2, at the old Saline County Airport site, city officials have announced.
The Independence Day fireworks shows in Saline County were canceled because of drought conditions and fire danger. The county was under a burn ban, as were most counties in the state during the holiday period.

Permenter seeks position on Bryant City Council

August 24, 2012

Wade Permenter is one of two candidates vying for Position 2 in Ward 1 of the Bryant City Council in the general election Nov. 6. The other is Alan Keys.
"I recently got involved in council meetings and find it interesting to serve the public by hearing people's needs and communicating them to the council," Permenter said.
Permenter cited his values as assets he would bring to the position
"Love of God, love of family, love of community. Each of these is very important to me," Permenter wrote in a press release.

Vigils held at Capitol, courthouse 25 years after Ives, Henry deaths

August 24, 2012

"He was standing next to his car in the commuter parking lot in Bryant. He had put the T-tops on his car. It's where he was supposed to meet Don. I remember seeing him brushing his hair as I drove past the parking lot."
This was the last time Linda Ives saw her son, Kevin, alive. Don Henry, 16, the son of Curtis Henry, and Kevin, 17, had made plans to spend the night doing some rabbit hunting in the woods of Alexander.

Stephen Ashley Colvert

August 24, 2012

Stephen Ashley Colvert, 61, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22.  He was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Little Rock to the late Floyd and Betty Colvert.  Steve was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton, and was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.  He loved woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, his sister, Tracey Noll, preceded him in death.

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