Archive - Aug 2013
A South West Water users board meeting is set for Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. at 620 Airlane Drive in Benton.
WASHINGTONâ€” Wal-Mart has agreed to improve safety conditions for employees who use trash compactors and cleaning chemicals at more than 2,800 stores as part of a settlement agreement with the Labor Department.
The retail giant has also agreed to pay a $190,000 fine to fix hazards discovered during an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection at a store in Rochester, N.Y.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Two national conservative groups say they're prepared to back Republican Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas next year.
The Club for Growth's political action committee on Wednesday endorsed Cotton, while the Senate Conservatives Fund said it's open to supporting the first-term congressman's Senate bid. Cotton announced Tuesday he was running against Pryor.
Phyllis Beam Rickard, 64, of Paron died Aug. 4, 2013, at home.
She was born and raised in Saline County. She graduated from Benton High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was a member of the Benton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She was employed for several years at Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, Paron Public Schools, Benrock, District Court and Central Arkansas Development Council.
Isaac Joe Wilson, age 84, of Benton passed away Aug. 4, 2013, in Texarkana, Texas. He was born May 5, 1929. in Grape, Ark.
Isaac was retired from Reynolds Metals Co. and was a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Robert Wilson and Josephine Keene Wilson; a son, Roy Wilson; three brothers, Melton, Elton and Doyle Wilson; and four sisters, Emma Hussey, Margie Moody, Edith Woodall and Lois Berry.
The time for the Bryant Street Operations/Project Management regular monthly meeting was incorrectly reported in Monday's issue of The Saline Courier.
The committee met at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at City Hall.
A heat advisory issued earlier today by the National Weather Service is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.
According to the NWS, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity levels will create heat index values of at least 105 degrees Wednesday and Thursday.
These high heat index values will be reached by early afternoon and will continue for several hours each day, according to the NWS.
The NWS recommends people who live in areas under a heat advisory drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Have you ever wondered what happened to a famous resident, former politician or interesting character from Saline County's past? We have.
Beginning Aug. 12, we will feature an update on a person from the past and what they are up to these days.
Send us your nominations. We will do our best to answer the question, "Whatever Happened To?"
LITTLE ROCK â€” An Arkansas school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees, the state's top attorney said Monday.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than $2.3 million is now available for Arkansas farmers and landowners to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in watersheds throughout the state.
Funding comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for voluntarily monitoring practices in priority watersheds which have been targeted for funding.