Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
Benton police officers were called to a disturbance at Days Inn on Friday, Aug. 16, about 8:47 p.m.
The suspect, Bradley Jordan, 28, had threatened a suspect with a knife and was charged with aggravated assault and carrying a weapon. Jordan also had active warrants out of the Benton and Bryant police departments.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Arkansas' unemployment rate for July was up one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.4 percent.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Monday that the rate was the same in July 2012, though there are 1,700 fewer unemployed state residents than a year ago.
The national unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4 percent for July.
The agency says government employment fell by 13,900 jobs and was one of six major industry sectors that showed declines in the number of people working. Four sectors showed gains.
The Saline County Library will present a music therapy and relaxation program and performance featuring local musician Linda Brockinton and Dr. Terry Harville of UAMS and Arkansas Childrenâ€™s Hospital at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Herzfeld Library in Benton and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Boswell Library in Bryant. The programs are open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis and will include a mountain dulcimer concert along with information on the benefits of music for relaxation, healing and therapy. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
The Haskell Historical Society will meet on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Haskell City Hall.Â
The program is by Emaline Stroud who will be speaking on the topic of â€śMurder In Haskell."Â
The society is seeking pictures, articles and items from Haskellâ€™s past to be loaned, donated, or copied for display at the museum.Â Please plan to attend to learn about our community heritage.
For information call Emaline Stroud at 303-0384 or Darlene Emmons at 315-2913.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is criticizing his Republican rivals for the state's top office, accusing them of pushing for tax cuts without explaining to voters how they'd pay for them.
Ross on Friday told members of the Political Animals Club that he'd support targeted tax cuts that would help create jobs if the state was running a surplus. He said the Republican gubernatorial hopefuls aren't explaining what taxes they'd raise or services they'd cut to pay for the reductions they're calling for.
We found this sweet little girl outside the Courier office. If anyone knows the owner, call 501-315-8228 or 479-799-7844.
Adults 18 and older are invited to attend a craft workshop on jewelry making led by members of the Cooperative Extension Homemakers group at 10 a.m. Friday at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Participants will make a beaded bracelet. No jewelry making experience needed. Attendance is first come, first served. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
NEW YORK â€” Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit and revenue outlook Thursday as the world's largest retailer expects a tough economy at home and abroad to continue to squeeze its low-income shoppers through the rest of the year.
Wal-Mart also reported second-quarter results that missed Wall Street estimates. The company's stock fell nearly 2 percent in premarket trading.
The spring and early summer showed some improvement from the first quarter, but overall, it's been a tough first half of the year for the discounter.
According to the city of Benton, Sharon Road between Elaine and Ruth streets will be closed today, Aug. 15, until 6 p.m.
Steve Perdue, head of genealogy/local history at the Saline County Library, will be available to answer your genealogy and local history questions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Boswell Library in Bryant. Call 501-778-4766 to make an appointment.