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August 15th

GM awards $25,000 scholarship

August 15, 2012

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe visited Everett Buick GMC in Bryant Tuesday to personally congratulate Kayla Henderson of Bryant for winning a Buick Achievers Scholarship.
Henderson will receive $25,000 a year.

August 13th

Special honor slated for Jordan in board meeting

August 13, 2012

Dan Jordan, director of student support services for the Benton School District, will receive special recognition tonight in a meeting of the Benton School Board.
Jordan has been named Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas School Personnel Administration. He will be recognized during the Panther Pride presentations at the start of the board meeting.

August 10th

Sneak peek at page one of today's living section

August 10, 2012

*You can find the rest of this section in today's paper. Look for the living section every Sunday in the Saline Courier.

Benton girl wins titles at national pageant

August 10, 2012

Team Arkansas competed at International Girl Nationals in Branson, Mo. July 31-Aug. 4, and a little girl from Benton won six awards.
Madison Cunningham, 4, daughter of Becky Cunningham of Benton and granddaughter of Liz Cunningham of Bryant, competed against other girls, ages 0 to 6, from around the country.

Walmart donates $7,000 in school supplies

August 10, 2012

Today's THV partnered with United Way to hold a Back-to-School Blitz school supply drive at Bryant Walmart Thursday evening. United Way has hosted school supply drives around Central Arkansas for seven years, but this was the first year United Way has brought the drive to Saline County.
Walmart donated $7,000 worth of school supplies for the cause, and $2,000 worth of supplies were donated by the community, said Denver Landers, public relations director for United Way.

One new candidate files Thursday at clerk's office

August 10, 2012

One additional candidate filed for a municipal position Friday, according to Deputy Clerk Darlene Westbrook in Saline County Clerk Freddy Burton's office.
Rob Roedel filed his candidacy for re-election to the Ward 3, Position 2 seat on the Bryant City Council.
The filing period for municipal races opened at 8 a.m. Friday, July 27, and will close at noon Aug. 17.
All municipal positions are nonpartisan and will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.
At the close of the day Thursday, the following candidates had filed for the listed municipal races:

Lee Crow to run for Bryant City Council

August 10, 2012

Lee Crow has announced he is seeking a position on the Bryant City Council this November. He will vie for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat currently held by Adrian Henley.
Crow said he disagrees with Henley’s choice to maintain a website in opposition to the mayor while spearheading a stalled recall effort.

August 9th

Court cases: bond set for Bauxite man charged with rape of juvenile; trial set for negligent homicide case

August 9, 2012

**Published earlier today in the Saline Courier. For complete local coverage, subscribe to our print edition.

A $50,000 sheriff's bond was set Wednesday for a Bauxite man accused of raping a 16-year-old boy multiple times.
Jonathan Solomon, 20, who is affiliated with the Army National Guard, is facing three counts of rape, three counts of sodomy and terroristic threatening. The victim reportedly told Bauxite police that the sexual abuse began when he was 15.

White announces run for Benton council position

August 9, 2012

**Published earlier today in the Saline Courier. For complete local coverage, subscribe to our print edition.

Greg White, a former Benton alderman, wants to return to the City Council.
White has announced his candidacy for the Ward 1, Position 2 on the council, which he previously held for two terms.
The position currently is held by Alderman Kerry Murphy, who is seeking another term.
In 2010 White chose not to seek another term because of professional obligations.

Gone but not forgotten: Man relives memories of lost friend

August 9, 2012

The book of Job says, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.” That scripture could not be any more heartfelt than it was Wednesday at 4 p.m. The words “He has passed” still ring though my head.

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