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February 8th

Final 4 set to interview for Benton district superintendent

February 8, 2012

The four finalists for superintendent of the Benton School District are scheduled for interviews with the school board Monday, Feb. 13.
If the board can meet its optimum goal, a decision on the district's chief administrator could be made Monday night, according to Jeff Morrow, board president.
Morrow said the interviews are to be held in the recently renovated high school library facility that now is serving as a district professional development center.
The interviews will begin at 2 p.m. and will take place every two hours, Morrow said.
The order for the interviews will be:

February 7th

Bravery comes at unexpected time; man leaps into water to rescue victim

February 7, 2012

Matt Burks

It was a cold, rainy night on Jan. 24 when a 21-year-old man parked his vehicle on top of Crystal Lake Road, headlights off and engine revving. About 9 p.m., the young man made a decision that would affect more people than he could have known at that moment.
The speed was unknown, the reasons are still today unknown, and unknown to him at that moment was that an angel of mercy was about to bestow upon what he believed would be the last moments of life. He pushed down the accelerator, raced down hill, turned the wheel and ramped the vehicle into Crystal Lake.

New monitor system at courthouse to aid visitiors

February 7, 2012

Officials have spruced up the inside of the Saline County Courthouse with a new television monitor that will help aide visitors to specific courtrooms.

Parker named Coach of the Year

February 7, 2012

What defines greatness? What earns a football coach “coach of the year” honors?
Wins and losses? Championship rings and banners? What if someone said that a high school football coach was awarded the title after posting a losing record?Would you believe it?
What if someone said the coach missed nearly all of preseason action because of heart surgery at the age of 77 and didn’t see his team play until its final scrimmage before opening week while sitting in the press box? Would that coach be worthy of the top honor as a coach?

February 6th

Four charged in connection with shootings in Alexander

February 6, 2012

A Saline County man and three Little Rock men have been arrested in connection with a Jan. 30 shooting in Alexander that put two of the four men in area hospitals.
Arrested were:
•Joshua Green, 32, of Little Rock, who faces charges of tampering with evidence, hindering apprehension, and two counts of attempted capital murder. As of press time, he remains in the Saline County jail on a $100,000 bond.

Mork & Mindy find happiness together at local rehab facility

February 6, 2012

Mindy is a dog with a mission.
The young beagle is the special canine resident of Southern Trace Rehabilitation in Bryant, where she not only brings joy to her owner but to other residents who share her routine and her life.
Once lost or abandoned, Mindy was rescued by Marion Mork's grandson.
That was about three years ago, said Mork, who has been a resident of the Bryant rehab facility for the past several months.
"My grandson was going to find a home for Mindy, but I decided that I wanted her, so she first came to live with me," she said.

January 31st

BREAKING NEWS: Pierce granted release by Parole Board

January 31, 2012

Arkansas Parole Board has granted the release of David Pierce, convicted sex offender. Details and full story is under development and will be in today's Saline Courier.

January 27th

Henley, five others create blog against Mayor Dabbs

January 27, 2012

The website www.improvingbryant.com has been in operation for several monthsm but the people behind the scenes posting the information have been in the background — until now.

January 25th

Bauxite meeting concerning vacant court spots turns tense

January 25, 2012

Tension soared during Monday's Bauxite City Council meeting concerning a vacant court clerk/recorder/treasurer position and resulted in a former alderman calling the mayor "a pathetic little man."
The comment was made by Debbie Purifoy who, along with resident Brenda Haney, has openly campaigned for the position since November. The position was vacated by Renee Chastain on Oct. 18, 2011, just months after she was appointed to serve in that capacity. This followed the March 8, 2011, resignation of Gary Duncan,a former mayor.

Curtis enters race for county clerk

January 25, 2012

Doug Curtis is a candidate for the office of Saline County clerk.
He is seeking the Republican Party's nomination in the May preferential primary election.
Curtis is no stranger to county government, having served nine terms on the Saline County Quorum Court.
"I would like to take my experience into the county clerk's office," Curtis said.
"I have been involved with the current county clerk, Freddy Burton, and his staff on many elections and various other projects throughout my tenure as a justice of the peace," he noted.

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