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NOTICE: Severe thunderstorm warning issued

July 31, 2013

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south central Saline County until 8:15 p.m.

UPDATE: Boil order in Shannon Hills lifted

July 31, 2013

From the Shannon Hills Public Works Manager, David Passmore:
The July 29 "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" is hereby rescinded following the repair, an adequate disinfectant level has been established throughout the distribution system and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.
If you have any questions, you may contact Lucky Turney or Mary Meyers, Shannon Hills Water Dept. at 501-455-3195, ext. 10.

Benton, Bryant youth to join forces for benefit bike race

July 31, 2013

While it's common for competitions to take place pitting area school groups against each other — particularly for athletic events — youth organizations from three communities have decided to join together for a common cause.
Members of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Councils from the cities of Benton, Bryant and Haskell are joining forces for a bike race that will benefit The Care Center in Benton.
The race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14.

July 30th

UPDATE: Pursuit ends with officer-involved shooting

July 30, 2013

A pursuit with Benton police this afternoon ended in an officer-involved shooting, where the suspect died at the scene.
About 3 p.m., detectives observed the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Clifford Jones, in the area of Gattin Road and Madison Village and attempted to perform a traffic stop.
Jones reportedly refused to pull over for officers, driving quickly on Gattin Road toward Alcoa Road and then onto Interstate 30.

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