Entergy currently reports outages in the Bryant area north and east of Reynolds Road. No indication of when power will be restored.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Saline County until 5:15 p.m. today.
UPDATE: The weather warning has now been cancelled.
Members of Benton city government, local leaders and representatives from a group that will build a new hotel in Benton, turn shovels of dirt at a ceremonial groundbreaking event on Thursday. A Fairfield Inn & Suites will be constructed adjacent to the new Benton Event Center in Hickory Square Shopping Center. Actual construction of the hotel is expected to begin within 7 to 10 days and be completed in 2014.