Archive - Aug 2013
BENTON â€“ Before the Arkansas Razorbacks hired Bret Bielema this past December, rumors swirled about who may take over as the head coach after a horrific 4-8 season in 2012. Super Bowl-winning coach and current Monday Night Football announcer Jon Gruden was included in the rumor-mill and three Razorbacks fans attempted to serenade Gruden to the Razorbacksâ€™ helm with their version of Beatlesâ€™ classic â€śHey Judeâ€ť with â€śHey Grude.â€ť
LITTLE ROCK â€” Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is criticizing his Republican rivals for the state's top office, accusing them of pushing for tax cuts without explaining to voters how they'd pay for them.
Ross on Friday told members of the Political Animals Club that he'd support targeted tax cuts that would help create jobs if the state was running a surplus. He said the Republican gubernatorial hopefuls aren't explaining what taxes they'd raise or services they'd cut to pay for the reductions they're calling for.
We found this sweet little girl outside the Courier office. If anyone knows the owner, call 501-315-8228 or 479-799-7844.
Have you heard of this Mike Trout guy? You probably have if youâ€™ve been watching any type of baseball at all the past two years. Trout is the centerfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and heâ€™s pretty good.
Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a craft workshop on jewelry making led by members of the Cooperative Extension Homemakers group at 10 a.m. Friday at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Participants will make a beaded bracelet. No jewelry making experience needed. Attendance is first come, first served. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
NEW YORK â€” Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit and revenue outlook Thursday as the world's largest retailer expects a tough economy at home and abroad to continue to squeeze its low-income shoppers through the rest of the year.
Wal-Mart also reported second-quarter results that missed Wall Street estimates. The company's stock fell nearly 2 percent in premarket trading.
The spring and early summer showed some improvement from the first quarter, but overall, it's been a tough first half of the year for the discounter.
According to the city of Benton, Sharon Road between Elaine and Ruth streets will be closed today, Aug. 15, until 6 p.m.
Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will be available to answer your genealogy and local history questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Boswell Library in Bryant. Call 501-778-4766 to make an appointment.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The Arkansas State Police has deployed 24 new low-profile vehicles that are designed to blend in with ordinary traffic.
The agency showed off the vehicles at headquarters early Wednesday.
The new cares are equipped the same as a conventional patrol car â€” but come in different colors, do not have the roof-mounted bar light and are marked only on the passenger side with the State Police star and blue stripe.
Each of the 12 troops in the state get two of the vehicles.
Plans are under way for Amplify Christian Music Festival and event coordinators are saying it's going to be big.
Josh Turner, one of the creators of the festival, said "Saline County has never seen an event like this â€” from the size of the production to the well-known artists."
"It's a big deal," he said.
Attendance and parking will be free.
Major artists slated to perform include Shawn McDonald, Matthew West, David Crowder, Josh Wilson and others.