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October 2nd

Recently resigned high school teacher to be charged with sexual assault

October 2, 2012

A former Bryant teacher is suspected of sexual assault of a minor.
Courtney Speer, 31, allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Bryant High School student, according to Benton police. Speer resigned Monday from her position as 9th grade English teacher at Bryant High School.
The case is a joint investigation with the Benton and Bryant Police Departments, because incidents occurred in both jurisdictions, on school property and at Speer's Benton home.
At the time of the alleged incidents, Speer was employed as a teacher at Bryant High School.

October 1st

Knight resigns as chairman of Saline Republican Committee

October 1, 2012

Shane Knight has resigned as chairman of the Saline County Republican Committee.
Rumors of his resignation had been circulating around Saline County for the past week and Knight posted on his Facebook page Sunday that he had made a political move.
Steve McDaniel, second vice chairman of the committee, confirmed Knight's resignation Sunday night. McDaniel did not state the reason for Knight's resignation, but added "the Republican Party will carry on and Shane isn't the first chairman to have to resign because of personal conflicts."

Bryant teacher named 'Hero of Hope'

October 1, 2012

Nov. 5, 2010, began as any other day for 36-year-old Sherri Cathey, a teacher at Bethel Middle School. Staff and students were out of school that fall day and, like most teachers, Cathey  mother to four daughters - was trying to squeeze in all of those necessary doctor and dentist appointments.  She never made it to the dentist. Within minutes of seeing her doctor for pain under her arms, it was determined she had swollen lymph nodes.  The doctor ordered Cathey to go directly to Baptist Breast Center and to call her husband, Mike, to meet her there.

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