Archive - Aug 2012
The main focus for Bryant golf Coach Keith Dale last season was to make Bryant golf "bigger." After a pretty good season in 2011, Dale has both of his teams off to rocking starts thus far in 2012.
Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission has selected Fairfield Inn & Suites as the hotel chain to anchor the development of the events center being built in Hickory Square Shopping Center.
The chain, a Marriott brand, unanimously was approved by members of the commission.
Commission chairman Mark Fikes said three different hotel chains had expressed interest in locating in Benton and each had initiated the paperwork required by the commission for consideration in the project.
A campaign letter circulated among Republican voters in Hot Springs Village last May created a controversy regarding the origin of the letter and the individual/individuals responsible its mailing.
The letter, appearing to be written on letterhead from the Myka Bono Sample campaign, contained statements regarding several political campaigns that were ongoing at the time.
Sample, who was challenging incumbent Dennis Milligan for the Saline County Circuit Clerk's position at the time, said she did not write the letter and it did not come from her campaign.
David Allen Goode, 63, of Benton passed away Aug.14, as a result of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
He was born to Stella and Woodrow Goode in Pasadena, Texas, on April 19, 1949.
He married Claudia Jo James on Aug. 8, 1969, and recently celebrated forty-three years of marriage.
He was retired from Asbestos Workers Installers (Local 10) of Little Rock after 30 years of service.
William Persinger, 91, of Little Rock passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1921, in Lewellen, Neb., to Jack and Eva Persinger. William was a World War II Army veteran, serving served two years in the Aleutian Islands. He was a Journeymen plumber and was affiliated wit Plumbers and Pipe fitters Local 155.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers John, Harold, Clarence, Everett and Delbert; and a sister, Pearl; his wife, Hazel Bryant Persinger; a son, William Glen II; and s grandson, William Glen III. Â
The Benton Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating a local man wanted for multiple felony crimes.
Jeremy David Burrow, 36, has a listed address in the 2600 block of Razorback Road in Benton. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for first-degree forgery, fleeing by vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and driving with a suspended driverâ€™s license.
EL DORADO â€“ The Bryant Hornets and Benton Panthers golf teams both participated in the 17th Annual Simmons First Wildcat Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday. The Bryant girls finished best out of the Saline County schools with a second-place finish behind Conway. The Bryant boys finished fourth and the Benton boys and girls each finished fifth.
Peyton Weaver led the Bryant girls, which totaled a 270 (Conway had 255) with an 83 (+11) followed by Savannah Cathey's 91, Abigail Magee's 96 and Kaylee newell's 127.
After a successful 2011-2012 campaign, the Benton Lady Panthers volleyball team is gearing up for another run through the 6A South Conference where they took first place last season. With a 17-9 record overall last season and a 10-2 conference mark, the Lady Panthers were one game away from the State Championship, losing in the semifinals to Mountain Home.
With Benton and Bryant already at the top of the list for cities in Saline County, the Salem community is attempting to make a bigger name for itself with a new event.
During the past few years, the baseball and softball commissioners, along with Salem Ballpark board members and coaches, have been trying to put together a child- and adult-friendly event.
With Bryant Fest and Benton Freedom Fest already going strong every year, Salem is introducing the first Salem Fest this Sunday beginning at noon.
Robert M. Scott, 86, of Benton passed away Monday, Aug. 13. He was born March 14, 1926, in Saline County (Salem Community).
Robert was a farmer and real estate broker and a member of the Saline County Realtors Association. His family was twice named Saline County Farm Family of the Year.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Benton, where he was longtime choir member and a longtime teacher and leader for the Menâ€™s Bible Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton W. and Ida Belle Bard Scott; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Chastain.