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July 15th, 2014

Study: U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

July 15, 2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago, the longest study of these trends in the U.S. concluded.

Dementia rates also are down in Germany, a study there found.

Shopping center groundbreaking set Friday

July 15, 2014

The construction of Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center will get under way Friday with a groundbreaking ceremony at Arkansas and Alcoa Road.

The ceremony at the previously vacant lot is set for 8 a.m.

The center is being built by The Retail Connection, which is hosting the ceremony along with officials of the city of Benton, Kroger and media outlets.

The center will be anchored by a 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace store and a 62,000-square-foot Academy Sports store. In total, the center will include approximately 250,000 square feet of retail development.

Man charged with having drugs and explosives

July 15, 2014

An Alexander man has been charged with several drug and firearms charges.

Jimmy Hearington, 29, is facing 30 charges in connection with the investigation.

On Sunday, Saline County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting on Centark Cove. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found that the victim had suffered a self-inflicted wound, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

While investigating the shooting, detectives found several explosives and firearms.

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