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October 1st, 2014

Lights, land, lease topics of park meeting

October 1, 2014

New lighting is on the way for the ball fields at Bernard Holland Park.

In a meeting Tuesday night, the Benton City Council's Parks Committee approved a proposal for the lighting upgrade.

The committee also approved a land swap with adjacent Holland Chapel Baptist Church and addressed a lease between the parks department and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock system for the use of C.W. Lewis Stadium in Downtown Benton.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

New safety app released for UALR students

October 1, 2014

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock​ ​Department of Public Safety is encouraging students to turn their phones into personal safety devices this week by downloading the free app UALR Guardian.

According to UALR officials, "Much like a guardian who provides protection, the app helps a student to check in with family, friends, the public safety department, or others, to ensure he or she is safe on campus."

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Benton students participate in sidewalk chalk festival

October 1, 2014

Benton Public Schools recently hosted a trip to Little Rock for elementary, junior high and high school students to give the students the opportunity to attend Thea Paves the Way, a sidewalk chalk festival held annually in September on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Library.

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