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September 16th

BREAKING NEWS: Prosecutor Casady says sheriff's office has conducted "definite wrongdoing"

September 16, 2013

At the start of a Saline County Quorum Court meeting to review resumes of sheriff candidates on Monday, the court was presented a letter from prosecuting attorney Ken Casady in which he stated "it is of paramount importance for public confidence that you appoint a person that has no ties to the Sheriff's Department or to Saline County government."

UPDATE: Identify of Naval Yard shooter released

September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation's capital, authorities said. At least 12 people were killed.

One gunman was dead after he fired on a police officer, and police hunted for a second possible attacker who may have been disguised in a military-style uniform, authorities said. It wasn't clear how the gunman died.

Award-winning author to sign books at library tonight

September 16, 2013

Noted author Carla Killough McClafferty will be at Herzfeld Library in Benton at 6 p.m. today for a discussion and signing of her latest work: "Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment." This program is open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

Miss America cheers pageant diversity

September 16, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.

The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.

Saline County still under burn ban

September 16, 2013

Although parts of Saline County experienced rain last week, it was not enough for a burn ban to be lifted.
Saline is one of the 27 Arkansas counties that remain under a ban.
Saline County Judge Lanny Fite ordered the ban Friday, Sept. 6.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission recommends enacting a burn ban when the drought index reaches more than 600.
A lack of rain and soaring temperatures have brought the county's index above this level.
According to U.S. Geological Survey data, the county has received 0.6 inches of rain during the past 30 days.

Pauline Harris Tittle

September 16, 2013

Pauline Harris Tittle, 90, of Benton, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013.  She was born August 25, 1923 in Benton.  Mrs. Tittle retired as the Assessor of Saline County in 1982.  She was a member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church and a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and Past Worthy Matron. 
Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie W. and Eula C. Harris; her husband, J. B. Tittle and three brothers, Horace Wilton Harris, Thurman O. Harris and Kenneth L. Harris

Pauline Harris Tittle

September 16, 2013

Pauline Harris Tittle, age 90, of Benton passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. 
She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Benton.  Mrs. Tittle retired as the assessor of Saline County in 1982. 
She was a member of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, of which she was a past Worthy Matron. 
Mrs. Tittle was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie W. and Eula C. Harris; her husband, J. B. Tittle; and three brothers, Horace Wilton Harris, Thurman O. Harris and Kenneth L. Harris.

Danny Alan Brown

September 16, 2013

Danny Alan Brown, 44, of Bauxite, passed away Sept. 11, 2013.  He was born April 3, 1969 in Benton to Bretton and Pat Wills Brown.
Danny graduated from Bauxite High School in 1988 and was a member of the track team.  He loved to fish and spend time with his children.
Danny liked to do technical puzzles, games and traveled extensively with his work for Manitowoc as an International crane mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bretton Brown.

Lee Warren Johnson

September 16, 2013

Lee Warren Johnson, 60, of Dodson, La., formerly of Benton, passed away Sept. 11, 2013.
Lee was born April 11, 1953, in Basile, La., to Margaret and Alvin Johnson.

Milton T. Smith

September 16, 2013

Milton T. Smith, age 82, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.  He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Greenville, S.C.
Mr. Smith was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a pastor for 58 years. He was a minister for the Pentecost Church of God. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Smith Sr. and Nettie Smith; his first wife, Alice Smith; a daughter, Wanda Kaye Smith; three brothers, Calvin R. Smith, George W. Smith Jr. and Richard Smith; and five sisters, Iris Bowlin, Lucille Hodge, Elender Brown, Dorothy Wright and Nellie Manley.

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