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Saline County's unemployment rate down from 2012

February 13, 2013

The unemployment rate in Saline County was 5.8 percent at the end of 2012, down from 6.1 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The county is faring better than the state overall, with Arkansas' unemployment rate sitting at 7.1 percent in December 2012.
“I think it's attributed to the quality workforce in Saline County,” said Gary James, director of the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have a heritage of strong, dedicated workers.”

Hornets get to even

February 13, 2013

BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets used a late fourth-quarter run in a 52-35 victory over the Texarkana Razorbacks on Tuesday night. The Bryant Hornets improve to 17-9 (6-6) on the year. The Hornets have won 6 of their past 8 games after starting the 7A/6A South 0-4.
“We hit a few shots early,” Bryant coach Mike Abrahamson said. “We made some plays.”

Panthers win South Championship

February 13, 2013

The Benton Panthers cruised to their third 7A/6A South conference championship in six years on Tuesday night at Benton Arena with a 66-42 rout of the Lake Hamilton Wolves. It was Benton’s 14th consecutive win as the Panthers have been cruising all season long sporting a 23-2 overall record and 12-0 in the South.
“It’s a special night,” Benton Coach Chris Nail said. “They’re winners. That’s just how they are. They win. The thing about this group is nobody ever cares about stats. It’s just a special group.”

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