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'So what's the scouting report Trent?'

May 31, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE -  Trent Daniel repeatedly  represented Bryant and  never opposed Bryant. 
Until perhaps  Friday  night in Manhattan, Kan. For Daniel would be pitching against  Bryant should the Arkansas Razorbacks summon their senior southpaw native son of Bryant, Ark., to relieve vs.  Bryant University in the  first round of the four-team, double-elimination  Manhattan  Baseball Regional.
“I’ve gotten a couple of jokes from my teammates,” Daniel said. “ It’s kind of funny being from Bryant and playing a team called Bryant, I guess.”
What have they said?

Power outage causes delay in Saline Courier press time

May 31, 2013

Due to the severe storms that pushed through Saline County Thursday night, the Courier production facility was without power Friday morning. This will result in late delivery of Friday’s edition. The Courier would like to thank Benton Utilities for getting restoring power to our press facility on Friday morning. Press times were expected to be approximately 90 minutes late for Friday’s edition.

More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest

May 31, 2013

WALDRON — Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms and floods killed at least three people in the storm-weary region.
Up to a dozen tornadoes touched down in mostly rural parts of Arkansas on Thursday, as well as one in Illinois and three in Oklahoma.

Police: 'Confirmed fatalities' in Arkansas floods

May 31, 2013

UPDATES: The Associated Press is reporting that heavy winds caused a tree to topple onto a car in Tull, about 30 miles southwest of Little Rock, late Thursday, killing the driver, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said.
Also, an Arkansas news station is reporting Scott County Sheriff has been found dead http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/31/scott-county-sheriff-found-dead-after-...

WALDRON — Arkansas State Police say there are "confirmed fatalities" in western Arkansas where a county sheriff and game warden went missing in floodwaters overnight.

NOTICE: River Flood Warning for Saline County

May 31, 2013

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a flood warning for the Saline River at Benton from late Friday night through Sunday morning or until the warning is canceled.
At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the stage was 3.9 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
The river is expected to rise to near flood stage early Saturday morning. Flooding of low lying pastures along the west bank is expected.

Julie Thornberry

May 31, 2013

Julie Thornberry, 89, of Bolingbrook, Ill., formerly of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.
She was born June 1, 1923, in Paducah, Ky. 
Mrs. Thornberry was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lizzie Davis; her husband of 49 years, the Rev. Richard Thornberry; and a daughter, Charlene Humphrey.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Hillis of Wynne, Jeanette Wunglueck of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Judy Davis of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; a brother, Bill Davis of Mountain Home; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

May 30th

Tornado warning in effect

May 30, 2013

UPDATE: The tornado warning has been extended to 9 p.m.

EARLIER POST:
There is a tornado warning in effect in Saline County until 8:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorm warning, tornado watch in effect

May 30, 2013

According to The Weather Channel, a tornado warning issued earlier today for Saline County is lifted, but there is still a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 p.m.
Saline County is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.

Boil order issued in Shannon Hills

May 30, 2013

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of the city of Shannon Hills living in the area located west of Otter Creek to Vimy Ridge Road.
A water main break at the corner of Clayton and Donnie drives is the reason for the boil order, according to David Passmore, public works manager.
As a precaution, all affected customers — an estimated 350 — are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption, Passmore said. Water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes should be boiled briskly for one minute.

Possible thunderstorms predicted for Central Arkansas

May 30, 2013

The National Weather Service calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today in Saline County, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph.
Forecasts of rainfall and thunderstorms continue tonight and throughout the weekend, with the NWS calling for possible severe storms on Saturday night.

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