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June 16th, 2014

Benton man killed Sunday after truck collides with tree

June 16, 2014

Gary Weems, 59, of Benton was killed around 3:40 p.m. Sunday in Garland County when he lost control of his 1999 Ford F-250. According to the Arkansas State Police, Weems left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

For more information, grab a copy of Tuesday's Saline Courier.

Dabbs pushes for CodeRED

June 16, 2014

The Bryant City Council has called a special meeting for tonight at 7 p.m. This morning, Mayor Jill Dabbs issued a statement in favor of adding CodeRED back to the city's budget.
"I support their decision as it is important for your local government to have the means to effectively communicate with city residents. Text messages and phone calls are the quickest, most targeted, cost efficient manner to communicate emergencies as well as important notifications to the greatest number of people, she said.

DAVIS: The gift of a father shapes the future

June 16, 2014

Seven years ago, a life changing event took place. One that set the course for a future that I did not see coming.

I lost my job.

I was 49.

My father was very sick at the time. Two years prior, he had been through several operations, radiation treatments and chemotherapy to stop a melanoma on his scalp from spreading. With me unemployed, he was headed toward six-weeks of chemotherapy five days a week. The cancer had spread from his scalp, through his skull and had reached the outer layers of his brain.

But watching him, a person would never know what he had been through.

 

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