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November 26th

Razorbacks to host only one game at War Memorial Stadium

November 26, 2013

The War Memorial Commission has announced that starting in 2014 season, the Arkansas Razorbacks will only host one game in War Memorial Stadium. Next year the only game in War Memorial will be when the Arkansas Razorbacks face the Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 18.
A press conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at War Memorial Stadium.

Fire destroys home of Benton family

November 26, 2013

Fire destroyed the home of Cynthia and Minor George in Benton on Monday. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

November 23rd

Winter weather predicted for Saline County

November 23, 2013

Winter weather is predicted for Sunday evening.
Check out the winter weather advisory.
http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/72022:4:US?phenomena=W...

November 21st

Activists walk out of UN climate talks

November 21, 2013

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate talks on Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the lack of results with just one day remaining.

Wearing "Polluters talk, we walk" T-shirts, the activists streamed out of Warsaw's National Stadium, where rich and poor countries were arguing over who should do what to fight global warming.

NFL embraces possibility of snowy Super Bowl

November 21, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of shrinking from the possibility that football's ultimate game could be played in a blizzard, organizers of the first outdoor, cold-climate Super Bowl have decided to embrace the snow as the game's unofficial theme.

In fact, some officials are positively hoping for snow.

"It would be disappointing if it didn't, quite frankly," said Brian McCarthy, the National Football League's top spokesman. "Weather and the elements are part of the game. And we are embracing it."

November 18th

RASMUSSEN POLL: What America Drinks

November 18, 2013

The results of a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports was released Nov. 18.
Two-out-of-three Americans consider themselves regular alcohol drinkers. They're almost evenly divided between those who drink for social reasons and those who drink because they enjoy it.
But there's a few surprises in what America thinks about drinking:
• Whites are more likely to say they enjoy drinking, while blacks and other minorities are more likely to say they drink to be sociable.

November 12th

Bryant boy is finalist for Maytag Dependable Leader Award

November 12, 2013

Today Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced the selection of five finalists in the 2013 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards – America’s Vote competition, including Ethan Harris, a Club Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, Arkansas. The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth, and are dependable and exceptional role models. America’s Vote is an extension of the Dependable Leader Awards, inviting people across the U.S.

November 8th

Bryant special election is not for new tax

November 8, 2013

The Bryant special election is not about a new tax but instead residents are being asked to approve how tax money the city is already receiving will be spent.
According to the ballot, funds generated by a 3/8 percent tax would be used to build two new fire station to replace two outdated ones.
Early voting started Tuesday at Grace Church (formerly Pentecostal Church) on Arkansas 5 (Stagecoach Road). The last day for early voting is today from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Benton Police looking for attempted armed robbery suspect

November 8, 2013

Benton police are looking for a suspect involved in an attempted armed robbery Thursday night at Home Run Gas Station on Military Road.
The owner of the store told officers that he was stocking shelves when he heard a noise at the front door. He said he saw the suspect holding a handgun trying to force his way into the business, but when the owner called 911, the suspect ran away.
"The suspect was described as being a white male, wearing a light-colored, hooded jacket, dark colored pants and a white bandana over his face," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton police spokesperson.

November 7th

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

November 7, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job.

The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.

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