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Boil order lifted in Shannon Hills

May 31, 2013

The boil order issued for residents in areas of Shannon Hills has been lifted.

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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of the city of Shannon Hills living in the area located west of Otter Creek to Vimy Ridge Road.
A water main break at the corner of Clayton and Donnie drives is the reason for the boil order, according to David Passmore, public works manager.

Grant County officials: Man dies after tree falls on vehicle

May 31, 2013

A Prattsville man died Thursday night while driving on Arkansas 190, south of Tull.
Authorities said a tree uprooted by high winds during a thunderstorm fell onto his vehicle.
Authorities have not released a positive identification of the victim.

Grant County officials: Man killed after tree hits vehicle

May 31, 2013

A 25-year-old Prattsville man died Thursday night while driving on Arkansas 35 in Tull.
Authorities said a tree uprooted by high winds during a thunderstorm fell onto his vehicle.
Authorities have not released a positive identification of the victim.

'So what's the scouting report Trent?'

May 31, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE -  Trent Daniel repeatedly  represented Bryant and  never opposed Bryant. 
Until perhaps  Friday  night in Manhattan, Kan. For Daniel would be pitching against  Bryant should the Arkansas Razorbacks summon their senior southpaw native son of Bryant, Ark., to relieve vs.  Bryant University in the  first round of the four-team, double-elimination  Manhattan  Baseball Regional.
“I’ve gotten a couple of jokes from my teammates,” Daniel said. “ It’s kind of funny being from Bryant and playing a team called Bryant, I guess.”
What have they said?

Power outage causes delay in Saline Courier press time

May 31, 2013

Due to the severe storms that pushed through Saline County Thursday night, the Courier production facility was without power Friday morning. This will result in late delivery of Friday’s edition. The Courier would like to thank Benton Utilities for getting restoring power to our press facility on Friday morning. Press times were expected to be approximately 90 minutes late for Friday’s edition.

More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest

May 31, 2013

WALDRON — Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms and floods killed at least three people in the storm-weary region.
Up to a dozen tornadoes touched down in mostly rural parts of Arkansas on Thursday, as well as one in Illinois and three in Oklahoma.

Police: 'Confirmed fatalities' in Arkansas floods

May 31, 2013

UPDATES: The Associated Press is reporting that heavy winds caused a tree to topple onto a car in Tull, about 30 miles southwest of Little Rock, late Thursday, killing the driver, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said.
Also, an Arkansas news station is reporting Scott County Sheriff has been found dead http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/31/scott-county-sheriff-found-dead-after-...

WALDRON — Arkansas State Police say there are "confirmed fatalities" in western Arkansas where a county sheriff and game warden went missing in floodwaters overnight.

NOTICE: River Flood Warning for Saline County

May 31, 2013

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a flood warning for the Saline River at Benton from late Friday night through Sunday morning or until the warning is canceled.
At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the stage was 3.9 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
The river is expected to rise to near flood stage early Saturday morning. Flooding of low lying pastures along the west bank is expected.

Julie Thornberry

May 31, 2013

Julie Thornberry, 89, of Bolingbrook, Ill., formerly of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.
She was born June 1, 1923, in Paducah, Ky. 
Mrs. Thornberry was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lizzie Davis; her husband of 49 years, the Rev. Richard Thornberry; and a daughter, Charlene Humphrey.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Hillis of Wynne, Jeanette Wunglueck of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Judy Davis of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a brother, Bill Davis of Mountain Home; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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