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September 30th

Local woman helps slavery victims

September 30, 2013

Caitlin Bennett hasn't found a job since she completed her degree in the spring of 2012. Actually, she hasn't been looking. The 23-year-old decided to follow her calling instead.
On Sept. 30, she returns to Southeast Asia to help victims of abuse, forced labor, illegal detentions, sexual violence and human trafficking.

Bauxite School Board meets Monday night

September 30, 2013

The Bauxite School Board will meet at 7 p.m on Sept. 30 in the Middle School Professional Development Room.
A reception to recognize retiring board members will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The agenda for the regular meeting includes:
- Reorganization of the board and a welcome for new member Michael Vocque.
- Approval of monthly expenditures.
- A revenue and expenditure report made this year through Aug. 2013, in various categories, will be reviewed by board members.
- The current student count for the district will be reviewed.

September 27th

Military Road officially opened

September 27, 2013

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the northern section of Military Road in Benton. The section of road between Burger King and Interstate 30 has been widened and traffic patterns altered to decrease vehicle congestion and to open the area to commercial development.
The plan to widen the road began during the administration of former mayor Rick Holland.

September 24th

BREAKING: Apparent suicide on Springhill Road. Gun used believed to be one stolen from police officer

September 24, 2013

From Sgt. Todd Crowson of the Bryant Police Department:

Last night 9/23/13, just after 10:00 the Bryant Police Department received a call from one of our Officers reporting that someone had broken into his police vehicle and took several Police items, including his weapon, raid vest, taser. Investigators began to immediately work on the case in attempt to locate the stolen items and find the person who was responsible for the theft.

Suit for mistreatment against Saline County Jail settled

September 24, 2013

A federal suit for alleged mistreatment at the Saline County jail was settle out of court as of Sept. 20, according to local attorney George D. Ellis, who represented the jail in this case. James Grundon filed a suit on Dec. 16, 2010, alleging that he was denied medical care after getting into a fist fight during his time at the jail. Grundon was awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections at the time. Details will be published in Wednesday's Saline Courier.

September 23rd

Ark. proposed steel mill lining up customers

September 23, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Financing for a $1.1 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas expects to be wrapped up by the end of the year, but until then backers will be lining up customers and suppliers.

The Big River Steel plant, which is projected to employ more than 500 people, recently was approved for an air quality permit from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, pending resolution of any objections that are due before mid-October.

Congo Masonic Lodge all-you-can-eat fish fry set for Saturday

September 23, 2013

The monthly Congo Masonic Lodge all-you-can-eat fish fry is set for Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.
The lodge is located at the corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road.
American-raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river-bank-fried taters and more will be served, according to the lodge.
Prices are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 9 to 12. Children ages 8 and under are free.
The fish fry will be the last Saturday of each month, April through October.
Money raised goes to area charities, according to the lodge. The public is invited.

Civil War dancing tonight

September 23, 2013

Civil War dances of the time period will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Herzfeld Library in Benton. The Historic Washington Dancers from Old Washington will perform such dances as the Virginia Reel and other Civil-War-period dances. 
The dancers will be dressed in Civil War period costume.

September 19th

Saline County patrol unit never really missing

September 19, 2013

The Saline County patrol that was reported to be missing since May has been located.
It turns out, the vehicle was actually assigned to a detective, and was believed to be missing because the VIN was copied down incorrectly.
This is the reason it was not located in the initial review of the vehicle roster when the vehicle was suspected to be missing, Lt. Scott Courtney said.
The error was discovered during a detailed inventory of vehicles in the sheriff's office in preparation of the leadership transition.

Water main breaks in the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St.

September 19, 2013

Crews have just responded to the area of Lillian and E. Sevier St. for a broken water main, according to the Benton Utilities Facebook page.
They have called in an emergency locate and are gathering the supplies needed to repair it. Water will be off for 2-4 hours while the repair is completed. No boil order is expected for this area.

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