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April 22nd, 2014

Marion Oneida Shelnut

April 22, 2014

Marion Oneida Shelnut, age 89, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., died April 16, 2014.
Mrs. Shelnut was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ and a member of the Women's Business Association in the state of Arkansas. She worked at Arkansas State Hospital as a hairdresser and owned The Busy Bee Beauty Shop in Benton.
After retiring, she volunteered at the senior adult center in Benton before moving to Mt. Juliet in 2002.
Mrs. Shelnut was the daughter of the late Emmett Johnson and Mary Coats Johnson.

April 21st

Name released in Monday fatality accident

April 21, 2014

According to Arkansas State Police, Stephen Colebank, 64, of Bryant was killed in a single-vehicle accident near the 115 mile marker of Interstate 30 in Benton on Monday. More information will be available in Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.

Bomb threat: Blame the media

April 21, 2014

Bobbye Pyke

On Tuesday, Bryant Middle School was evacuated after a bomb threat was posted on the wall of a boys' bathroom stall. Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in from the Little Rock Air Force Base and while no bomb was found on the premises, a student did confess to posting the threat.
There was some criticism by other journalists of the Courier staff for covering the bomb threat and one individual stated, "Maybe there wouldn't be so many bomb threats if the media stopped covering the bomb threats. Just saying."

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