LITTLE ROCK â€” Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross went before a meeting of local government leaders Thursday, promising to both aid the leaders' economic development efforts and shield them from legislative mandates that are next-to-impossible to accomplish.
The duo did little to set themselves apart from one another before the Arkansas Municipal League. While both are former congressmen, they focused Thursday on their early work in local governments.
The Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission voted to give $10,000 to fund Hoop Jams at the Benton Event Center.
The 3-on-3 basketball tournament previously took place in Little Rock. According to LeJuan Washington, chairman and co-founder of Hoop Jams it was a huge success in the past.
This will be the first year that Hoop Jams will take place in Benton.
John David is one of 40 kittens the Humane Society of Saline County took in during one afternoon.
This kitten has been neutered, dewormed and given shots appropriate for this age, according to Ann Sanders, president of the society.
His adoption fee has been reduced to just $40, Sanders noted.
The Humane Society would like to encourage everyone to have their cats and dogs spayed or neutered, she said.
"It is currently kitten season and the shelters are full of kittens and puppies," Sanders said.