Archive - 2013 - News Article
LITTLE ROCK â€” 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.
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 BridgeÂ 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 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.Â
The dancers will be dressed in Civil War period costume.
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.
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.
When Brian and Angela Rowe and their three children traveled to Uganda as part of a mission effort, they expected to embrace new experiences in that land so vastly different from the USA.
What they didnâ€™t expect was to add to their family â€” and to do so in a way they never would have imagined possible.
The Rowes recently returned from that primitive area, bringing with them not only the three children they took with them, but also a fourth child who is a walking testament to Christian faith and the fundamental will to live in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
NEW YORK â€” Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.
The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.
A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA's private suppliers for the high-flying lab.
Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its first-ever supply ship from Virginia's Eastern Shore, the departing point for a NASA moonshot less than two weeks ago.
"Look out ISS, here we come," the company said in a tweet.
The capsule named Cygnus â€” bearing 1,300 pounds of food, clothing and goodies for the astronauts â€” is due at the orbiting outpost on Sunday, following four days of testing.
The Block Party Lego Club, for ages 4 to 14, will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at Boswell Library in Bryant.
The group meets monthly to build "Lego masterpieces." A new theme will be explored each month. Call 501-847-2166 for more information.
At the start of a Saline County Quorum Court meeting to review resumes of sheriff candidates on Monday, the court was presented a letter from prosecuting attorney Ken Casady in which he stated "it is of paramount importance for public confidence that you appoint a person that has no ties to the Sheriff's Department or to Saline County government."