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August 14th

Amplify Christian Music Festival premiering in late August

August 14, 2013

Plans are under way for Amplify Christian Music Festival and event coordinators are saying it's going to be big.
Josh Turner, one of the creators of the festival, said "Saline County has never seen an event like this — from the size of the production to the well-known artists."
"It's a big deal," he said.
Attendance and parking will be free.
Major artists slated to perform include Shawn McDonald, Matthew West, David Crowder, Josh Wilson and others.

Library hosts adult creative writing class

August 14, 2013

Jennifer Watson will teach creative writing for ages 16 and older at 6 p.m. Thursday at Boswell Library in Bryant. No registration is required. Call 501-847-2166 for more information.
 

August 13th

Nonprofit seeking applicants with health issues for financial help

August 13, 2013

Arkansas Motorcyclists Helping Arkansans is seeking people for its program that gives financial assistant to individuals with health issues.
Each year the organization chooses a man, a woman and a child to receive aid.
The nonprofit organization raises money to help each with expenses, including medical bills, utilities, groceries and clothing.
People needing assistance may send a letter indicating their health issue and their need to AMHA, 22121 Dixie Road, Little Rock, AR 72223. The group also has an email address at amha@arkamha.com.

Flash flood watch in effect until 1 a.m.

August 13, 2013

The National Weather Service has ordered a flash flood watch for areas of central Arkansas, including Saline County, effective until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Heavy rain could quickly lead to flash flooding of streams, low water crossings and poor drainage areas, according to the NWS. The NWS warns that low-lying areas will be prone to flooding and water may cover roadways in areas.

Recommended actions from ready.gov:

Before:
Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

Walnut Ridge teen died of blows to the head

August 13, 2013

WALNUT RIDGE — An autopsy report says a 14-year-old Walnut Ridge girl found dead in the Black River died of blows to the head with a heavy object.

The report released by Arkansas State Police says Sidney Randall was hit more than once in head and that her DNA was found under the fingernails of her now-dead stepfather — John Cornell.

State Police Sgt. Scott Pillow told The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/19fBfnv ) that all evidence points to Cornell as the killer.

Sharon Extension Club to host picnic for members

August 13, 2013

Sharon Extension Club will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at the Saline County Fairgrounds for its annual picnic. The club will furnish meat and bread. Members are to bring potluck.

Habitat homeownership application meeting set for Thursday

August 13, 2013

A Habitat for Humanity homeownership application meeting is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Herzfeld Library in Benton. Anyone interested in owing a home is encouraged to attend the meeting.

August 10th

Saline County offers one-stop record searching

August 10, 2013

Saline County residents may now access records from all county offices — the County Judge, Circuit Clerk, Tax Assessor, Tax Collector and County Clerk — in one place online at www.salinerecords.org. (The web address was incorrectly identified in a previous edition of the Courier.)
The county is calling it a "one-stop shop," and Saline County is the first in Arkansas to offer this, said Jim Harris, chief of staff for the Circuit Clerk's office.

August 9th

Improvements to U.S. 167 require lane closure next week

August 9, 2013

Improvements to U.S. 167 will require a lane closure in Saline County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

The work will require the southbound outside lane to be closed between Interstate 530 and Arkansas 367 in southeastern Saline County. The closures will be Monday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 15, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs.

I-30 closure next week

August 9, 2013

Pavement examinations will require a lane closure on Interstate 30 in Saline County next week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

The work will be performed on Interstate 30, just west of U.S. 70. It will require the westbound outside lane to be closed between mile markers 108 and 110.

The closures will be Monday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 15 and Monday, Aug. 19 through Tuesday, Aug. 20. The closures will only occur between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

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