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Archive - 2013

October 8th

NOTICE: Water main breakage at Hicks and Alcoa Road in Benton

October 8, 2013

MESSAGE FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have just arrived on scene of a busted water main at the intersection of Hicks/Alcoa. Our crews have just called in an emergency locate for other facilities in the area to be marked. They are headed to get the necessary supplies and equipment to make the repair and as soon as all underground lines are marked, they will proceed with digging it up and making the necessary repairs. Folks in this area will probably experience anywhere from very low to no water pressure for the next 4 to 8 hours.

BREAKING NEWS: Man killed on I30 Monday was 36

October 8, 2013

Corey Waters, 36, of Little Rock, was killed around 8 p.m. Monday when he was struck by an ambulance and a Greyhound bus while attempting to cross Interstate 30 near Exit 116 in Benton.
Authorities said they do not know why Waters was trying to cross the interstate highway.
An initial Arkansas State Police report incorrectly stated Waters' age as 16.

October 7th

BREAKING NEWS: Man killed after being hit by multiple vehicles on Interstate 30 in Benton

October 7, 2013

BENTON - Authorities have confirmed that a man was killed around 9 p.m. after being struck by multiple vehicles on Interstate 30 in Benton near Holland Chapel Baptist Church.
According to police, the man was trying to cross the interstate from the north side to south side.
Traffic has been stopped and is being rerouted around the accident.
Saline Courier Editor Brent Davis is on scene and will have more details in tomorrow's issue of the paper.

Shannon Hills City Council to meet Tuesday

October 7, 2013

The City of Shannon Hills will hold its regular monthly meeting of the city council Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
During the meeting, Treasurer Mary Meyers will present a financial report for the city. Department head reports from public works, police and fire departments will be given.

October 4th

Officer found not guilty

October 4, 2013

A jury of five men and seven women deliberated approximately seven and one-half hours before deciding that a former Alexander police officer was not guilty of wrongdoing in the Sept. 8, 2012, shooting death of Carleton Wallace.
See Saturday's edition for full details.

Ruben 'Eddie' Williams

October 4, 2013

Ruben “Eddie” Williams, 62, passed away Oct. 2, 2013. Eddie was born Dec. 14, 1950, in Little Rock to the late Ruben Williams and Helen Ford. Eddie worked for Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, where he retired.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Virgil Williams.

W. Keith Jackson

October 4, 2013

W. Keith Jackson, 62, passed on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. He was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Artesia, N.M.
He grew up in Jal, N.M., and graduated from Jal High School. He graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God University, and received a master's degree at Pensacola Christian.
He was an associate pastor at The Church at Rock Creek. He served as the high school principal at Arkansas Baptist High School from 2000 to 2003, and served as a Christian school administrator for 24 years.
Keith was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Jackson.

Joyce Garmer

October 4, 2013

Joyce Garmer, 89, a nurse, passed away Oct. 1, 2013. She was born June 28, 1924, in Benton. Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to taking care of others and her family.  
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Russell Garmer; a son, Joe Garmer; a daughter, Vicki Christian and husband Ron; grandchildren, Paul, Sean and Stephanie Garmer; a brother, Tommy Gatlin and wife Myrt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Manslaughter trial in the hands of the jury

October 4, 2013

A jury has begun deliberations in the manslaughter trial of a former Alexander police officer. The trial for Nancy Cummings, 47, began Thursday in Saline County Circuit Court. The state rested its case earlier today and the defense then rested without calling witnesses.
Cummings is charged in conjunction with the shooting death of Carelton Wallace, 30, of Bryant.
The Saline Courier will follow the story and post updates as they become available.

October 3rd

Shirley Ann Nolan

October 3, 2013

Shirley Ann Nolan, 71, of Bryant passed away Oct. 1, 2013.  She was born Dec. 9, 1941, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to the late Carl and Lonnie Bell McCray Wessell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis Nolan; and a sister, Hazel Allen.
She is survived by a son, Mitch Nolan of Gurdon; four daughters, Christie Martin and husband Joe of Bryant, Michelle Brown of Bryant, Lisa Richardson of Conway, and Rosemary Howard and husband Rickey of Benton; a brother, Jimmy Wayne Randolph of Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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