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September 5th, 2014

Details released in fatality crash

September 5, 2014

A Bauxite teen is dead following a two-vehicle accident on North Sardis Road in Saline County. The wreck occurred Tuesday around 12:26 p.m.

Skylar Leigh McDonald, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene by Kevin Cleghorn, deputy corner for Saline County, according to a report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

McDonald, who was driving a green 2005 Volkswagen Beetle, was southbound on North Sardis Road where she lost control in a curve and entered the northbound lane, witness Meagan Wilson told police.

Harassment charges filed against Bauxite alderman

September 5, 2014

Bauxite Alderman Mona Struble has been cited for harassment after a report was filed with the Saline County Sheriff's Office on Thursday.

Brian Baber, owner of Bill's Flower Shop, filed the report against his brother, John Baber, and Struble, who is John Baber's girlfriend.

Lt. Scott Courtney wrote in the report that Brian alleges that John Baber and Struble have been harassing him since early January.

Event set to support Easter Seals

September 5, 2014

"Rollin' on the River," a benefit for Easter Seals, will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at Riverside Grocery and Catering, 4444 Highway 5 South in Benton.

The fundraiser is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

The cost for adults is $15 each and $8 for youngster 6 to 12.

Rick Bellinger, owner of the business, said the meal will include "all you can eat catfish," chicken strips, fried shrimp, french fries, hushpuppies, baked beans, coleslaw, fried apple pies and beverages.

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