Archive - 2013 - News Article
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. 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 778-4766 for more information.
Hunter education classes will be given Sept. 9-10, 12, 23-24 and 26; Oct. 7-8 and 10; and Nov. 4-6 at the Gene Moss Building in Tyndall Park, located at 913 E. Sevier St. in Benton.
All classes start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. No preregistration required. Student must attend all three nights.
Relay For Life of Saline County will host its fourth annual Celebrity Waiter fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Larryâ€™s Pizza, located off Arkansas 5 in Bryant.
Donations and tips given to waiters throughout the evening will benefit the 2013 Relay For Life event, the American Cancer Societyâ€™s largest annual fundraiser.
HOT SPRINGS â€” Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a central Arkansas jail last month has been recaptured in the Florida Panhandle.
The Garland County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Derrick Estell was in custody in Florida.
Sheriff's Deputy Scott Hinojosa says Estell had escaped the agency's custody on July 28 with help from Tamara Upshaw and others after returning from the Arkansas Department of Correction for a court appearance.
Investigators in Arkansas say they learned of Estell and Upshaw's whereabouts and worked with authorities in Florida to have them recaptured.
FORT HOOD, Texas â€” Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.
The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in a crowded waiting room where unarmed troops were making final preparations to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded.
Benton police officers are warning residents of a phone scam after witnessing it taking place.
Officers were informed that a businesses owner had received numerous phone calls from someone pretending to be with Entergy Arkansas. The caller said that the owner had not paid their bill, and it needed to pay it immediately, or it would be shut off.
While the officers were at the property, the person called again and officers spoke with him.
Officers caution residents about giving personal information if they receive a call similar to this.
NEW YORK â€” Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is getting rid of the $5 entry fee for customers wanting to open its interest-free, pay-over-time program for holiday gifts.
The move comes as the world's largest retailer is seeing that its low-income shoppers remain pinched in an uncertain economy.
The holiday layaway program is slated to kick off Sept. 13 and will last until Dec. 13. About 35,500 items will be available, 1,000 more than a year ago. At the same time, Wal-Mart is bringing back its $10 cancellation fee that was eliminated last year.
LITTLE ROCK â€” A state board is taking up the rules for enforcing a new Arkansas law that will require voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot.
The state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday is scheduled to consider the rules for the voter ID law that legislators approved earlier this year. The law requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls.
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.