Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
Tracy Neal of Bryant was making her third try for the Miss Arkansas crown and almost got it â€” but not quite.
The 23-year-old was named first runner-up at the pageant in Hot Springs, which is no small honor. For that distinction, Neal receives a $8,000 scholarship sponsored by Charles and Susie Morgan.
She was competing as Miss Heart of the Ozarks.
More details are available in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Brian Irby of the Arkansas History Commission will present today at 6:30 p.m. in the Herzfeld Library in Benton an interesting program about Arkansas Governor Jeff Davis and the problems that public drinking caused in early 20th century Arkansas. The meeting is open to the public. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
Police responded earlier this afternoon to a man threatening to harm himself parked in Trinity Baptist Church parking lot on Edison Avenue in Benton.
Authorities managed to negotiate with the man, and everything ended peacefully, according to Lt. Kevin Russell of the Benton Police Department.
The man reportedly went with police to seek help.
A portion of Edison Avenue was closed for a short time because of the incident.
Ninety-five cats and dogs â€” many in urgent need of veterinary attention â€” were rescued from a property in White County, after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care.
Arkansas State Police called in The Humane Society of the United States and other area and national organizations, including the Humane Society of Saline County, Central Arkansas Rescue Efforts for Animals, and RedRover to assist in the rescue and removal the animals.
Many of the animals reportedly were suffering from respiratory problems as well as skin, eye and ear conditions.