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Archive - Oct 2013

October 10th

UPDATE: Boil Order in Benton lifted

October 10, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
The Boil Order has been lifted in the area of Alcoa Road.

Tragic end on I-30 for Cory Waters

October 10, 2013

Cory Waters loved pigeons. As a child in Los Angeles, he learned to train them and sell them as a way to make money.
Waters, 36, was finding life difficult during the last 12 months and decided to try his hand, once again, at raising and training the birds of his happier days.
Waters and his son, Cory Jr., 17, recently found pigeons for sale in Texas and set out to purchase 18. After securing their order, the father and son packed the birds into their vehicle and headed back to Arkansas with hope for a brighter future.

UPDATE: Boil Order still in effect

October 10, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
The Boil Order is still in effect for the following areas: All customers on the south side of Alcoa Road from the intersection of Chris Drive to the intersection with N. Shady Lane; the customers on Hicks Road; the residents of Timbermist, Spring Creek, St. Andrews Woods and Valley Crest Subdivisions.
We are hoping to hear from the AR Dept. of Health later today that the samples are good and it can be lifted. However, it remains in effect until we hear from them.

October 9th

UPDATE: Water service restored

October 9, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Water in the Congo/Shenandoah area should be restored to normal. No boil order was required.

Panthers take 4th in South

October 9, 2013

MOUNTAIN HOME – The Benton Panther golf team finished 8th out of 12 teams, shooting a 358, just four strokes from qualifying as a team in the 6A State round two today in the State Tournament at the par-72 Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home on Monday. Benton finished fourth in the South.
“This is some tough competition,” Benton Coach David Torres said. “It’s a wide-open, beautiful course. It’s well taken care of and the greens are well-groomed. It’s just the toughness of it; tough pin placement. This week, your putter was everything. Each green had two or three tiers.”

NOTICE: Water main broken by contractor, Congo/Shenandoah Road area

October 9, 2013

FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have responded to the area of Congo/Shenandoah Road for a water main and service busted by a contractor. Customers in this area will see reduced water pressure for approximately two hours if things go well.

October 8th

NOTICE: Water main breakage at Hicks and Alcoa Road in Benton

October 8, 2013

MESSAGE FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have just arrived on scene of a busted water main at the intersection of Hicks/Alcoa. Our crews have just called in an emergency locate for other facilities in the area to be marked. They are headed to get the necessary supplies and equipment to make the repair and as soon as all underground lines are marked, they will proceed with digging it up and making the necessary repairs. Folks in this area will probably experience anywhere from very low to no water pressure for the next 4 to 8 hours.

BREAKING NEWS: Man killed on I30 Monday was 36

October 8, 2013

Corey Waters, 36, of Little Rock, was killed around 8 p.m. Monday when he was struck by an ambulance and a Greyhound bus while attempting to cross Interstate 30 near Exit 116 in Benton.
Authorities said they do not know why Waters was trying to cross the interstate highway.
An initial Arkansas State Police report incorrectly stated Waters' age as 16.

October 7th

BREAKING NEWS: Man killed after being hit by multiple vehicles on Interstate 30 in Benton

October 7, 2013

BENTON - Authorities have confirmed that a man was killed around 9 p.m. after being struck by multiple vehicles on Interstate 30 in Benton near Holland Chapel Baptist Church.
According to police, the man was trying to cross the interstate from the north side to south side.
Traffic has been stopped and is being rerouted around the accident.
Saline Courier Editor Brent Davis is on scene and will have more details in tomorrow's issue of the paper.

Shannon Hills City Council to meet Tuesday

October 7, 2013

The City of Shannon Hills will hold its regular monthly meeting of the city council Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
During the meeting, Treasurer Mary Meyers will present a financial report for the city. Department head reports from public works, police and fire departments will be given.

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