Annie, a golden retriever owned by Jim and Betty Gwatney, took top honors in the 2014 Saline Courier NIE Pet Calendar Contest.
Annie garnered 5,128 votes, finishing 329 votes ahead of runner-up Raine, owned by Rick Ricketts. They are two of the 12 pets to be featured in the 2014 Newspapers In Education Pet Calendar, which will be available for purchase by Thanksgiving. More than 36,000 votes were cast during the contest period, which ended Aug. 2.
Police officials are investigating a rape that took place at about 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at a Benton apartment complex. More information will be available at a later time.
A Benton woman was arrested Monday night after a report that she threatened an alleged victim with a knife.
Officers responded to Cole Street for the report about 9 p.m. and, after talking to the victim, made contact with Chantelle Cox, 31, inside the home.
Cox was then arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
She is currently incarcerated at Saline County jail.