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Archive - Jul 2013

July 30th

Ray Edward Bunt

July 30, 2013

Ray Edward Bunt, age 57, of Benton passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.  He was born Sept. 27, 1955, in Little Rock. Mr. Bunt was a U.S. Marine and a truck driver. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Ray Bunt.

Rev. Grover L. Farrow

July 30, 2013

Rev. Grover L. Farrow, 82, passed away July 25, 2013. Grover was born March 11, 1931, in Oak Grove, La. Rev. Farrow pastored the Pentecostal Church of God in Bryant for 14 years. He enjoyed spending time camping and fishing at Tar Camp and Lake Sylvia. His children and grandchildren enjoy reminiscing of happy times spent at deer camp with him.
Grover was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alba Farrow; four brothers; and one sister.

Pet calendar voting period concludes Friday

July 30, 2013

The final day to vote in The Saline Courier 2014 Pet Calendar Contest is Friday.
Votes are 25 cents each and can be entered at The Saline Courier office, 321 Market St. in Benton.
The top 12 pets will be featured in the calendar, which will be sold later this year.
Winners will be announced Thursday, Aug. 8 in the paper.
All proceeds benefit the Newspapers in Education program.

Ark. district arming more than 20 teachers, staff

July 30, 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — As Cheyne Dougan rounded the corner at Clarksville High School, he saw three students on the floor moaning and crying. In a split-second, two more ran out of a nearby classroom.

"He's got a gun," one of them shouted as Dougan approached with his pistol drawn. Inside, he found one student holding another at gunpoint. Dougan aimed and fired three rounds at the gunman.

Local school starting dates

July 30, 2013

Benton:
Teachers Aug. 12
Students Aug. 19

Bryant:
Teachers Aug. 12
Students Aug. 19

Bauxite:
Teachers Aug. 12
Students Aug. 19

Harmony Grove:
Teachers Aug. 13
Students Aug. 19

July 29th

NOTICE: Boil Order issued for Shannon Hills

July 29, 2013

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of the city of Shannon Hills living in the area located east of Vimy Ridge Road to Sardis Road affecting approximately 584 customers.
A water main break has occurred at Laddie Drive.
Therefore, as a precaution, all affected customers are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption and water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled briskly for one minute prior to use. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

The DH is the devil, or is it?

July 29, 2013

The designated hitter is celebrating its 40th year in existence this season and I'm going to come out and say it. I hate the designated hitter. Hate it, hate it, hate it. And I'm not a hateful person. But to threaten the designated hitter to my beloved National League is going too far. Yes, there are rumblings inside Major League Baseball that the DH is coming to the NL within possibly 10 years.

BREAKING: Bill Halter drops out of Governor's race

July 29, 2013

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014.

Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters in an email that he was ending his bid for the state's top office. A spokesman for Halter said the former lieutenant governor would not be available for further comment.

NOTICE: Special meeting of Shannon Hills Park Committee

July 29, 2013

A special meeting of the Shannon Hills Park Committee is scheduled for July 29 at 6 p.m. city hall. A regular meeting of the Shannon Hills Planning Commission is set for 6:30 p.m.
Shannon Hills City Hall is located at 10401 High Road East. Meetings are open to the public.

July 26th

NOTICE: Benton Police asking for help locating child rape suspect

July 26, 2013

The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a subject wanted on rape charges involving juvenile victims.
On 7/21/13, officers made contact with a subject about a welfare concern call. During the course of the investigation, it was determined by detectives that a rape involving two juvenile female victims had occurred.

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