Archive - 2013 - News Article
Have you ever wondered what happened to a famous resident, former politician or interesting character from Saline County's past? We have.
Beginning Aug. 12, we will feature an update on a person from the past and what they are up to these days.
Send us your nominations. We will do our best to answer the question, "Whatever Happened To?"
LITTLE ROCK â€” An Arkansas school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees, the state's top attorney said Monday.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than $2.3 million is now available for Arkansas farmers and landowners to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in watersheds throughout the state.
Funding comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for voluntarily monitoring practices in priority watersheds which have been targeted for funding.
PINE BLUFFâ€” Pine Bluff leaders have rejected a proposal calling for earlier closing times for bars and clubs in the city.
The measure was sponsored by Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and aldermen Bill Brumett and Wayne Easterly. The three say earlier closing times would reduce crime.
The ordinance would have required clubs to close at 1 a.m. instead of the current closing time of 5 a.m. The measure failed Monday with only the ordinance's sponsors voting for the measure.
A house fire on the corner of Timbermist and Mallard Streets in Benton has spread into the roof structure. Benton firefighters have responded. Details will be provided as we learn more.
The Herzfeld Library in Benton will present The History of the Crater of Diamonds State Park on Monday, Aug. 12.
The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Park Ranger Waymon Cox will be speaking. The presentation is open to the public.
Call the library at 501-778-4766 for more information.
The library is located at 1800 Smithers Dr.
Post 263 American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday,Â Aug. 8, at Traskwood City Hall.Â
The Auxiliary will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the Sons of the American Legion at 6.Â The American Legion meets at 7.
Leaders are requesting all members and anyone interested in joiningÂ to make an effort to attend.Â For more information call Linda Hankins at 939-9823 or email email@example.com for the auxiliary meeting or Sonny Hankins at 501-326-2882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or David Brewer at 501-860-2854 or email email@example.com.
LITTLE ROCK â€” U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday accused expected Republican rival Tom Cotton of alienating farmers, students and many others since joining Congress in January, and said he hopes Arkansas voters don't waste one of the state's two Senate seats by backing the freshman lawmaker.
The final day to vote in The Saline Courier 2014 Pet Calendar Contest is today.
Votes are 25 cents each and can be entered at The Saline Courier office, 321 Market St. in Benton.
The top 12 pets will be featured in the calendar, which will be sold later this year.
Winners will be announced Thursday, Aug. 8 in the paper.
All proceeds benefit the Newspapers in Education program.
Herzfeld Library in Benton will host a book sale on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Library employees are letting people know it will be a one-day sale instead of the normal two-day event, and special pricing will be in effect.