Archive - 2013 - News Article
Noted author Carla Killough McClafferty will be at Herzfeld Library in Benton at 6 p.m. today for a discussion and signing of her latest work: "Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment." This program is open to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. â€” Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.
The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.
Although parts of Saline County experienced rain last week, it was not enough for a burn ban to be lifted.
Saline is one of the 27 Arkansas counties that remain under a ban.
Saline County Judge Lanny Fite ordered the ban Friday, Sept. 6.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission recommends enacting a burn ban when the drought index reaches more than 600.
A lack of rain and soaring temperatures have brought the county's index above this level.
According to U.S. Geological Survey data, the county has received 0.6 inches of rain during the past 30 days.
Entergy currently reports outages in the Bryant area north and east of Reynolds Road. No indication of when power will be restored.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Saline County until 5:15 p.m. today.
UPDATE: The weather warning has now been cancelled.
Members of Benton city government, local leaders and representatives from a group that will build a new hotel in Benton, turn shovels of dirt at a ceremonial groundbreaking event on Thursday. A Fairfield Inn & Suites will be constructed adjacent to the new Benton Event Center in Hickory Square Shopping Center. Actual construction of the hotel is expected to begin within 7 to 10 days and be completed in 2014.
Kali Hardig's miraculous recovery is being celebrated locally with a parade involving two schools in the Benton district.
The procession is scheduled to begin at 10:35 a.m. on Smithers Drive at Howard Perrin Elementary School, where Kali previously was a student. The parade then will proceed to Benton Middle School, where Kali was scheduled to begin the fall term in August.
Kali defied medical odds and was discharged Wednesday from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
Kali Hardig has defied medical odds and is being discharged today from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
The 12-year-old Benton girl is reported to be the third person in the world to survive the brain-eating amoeba that caused her to become ill July 19 following an outing at a Little Rock water park.
The condition she suffered is known as primary amoebic memingoencephalitis. A then-experimental drug is credited with killing the amoeba.
Kali's miraculous recovery is being celebrated locally with a parade involving two schools in the Benton district.
The Saline County Library will host public classes regarding the Affordable Care Act on Saturday.
The classes are presented by Arkansas Health Connector and The Living Affected Corporation and are scheduled at 10 a.m. at Boswell Library in Bryant and at 1 p.m. at Herzfeld Library in Benton.
No registration is required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
WASHINGTON â€” Twelve years later, haunting memories of Sept. 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria.
As Americans mark the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the nation again is wrestling with painful questions about al-Qaida, weapons of mass destruction and the risks of American inaction. At the center of the debate is President Barack Obama, who has sought to move the U.S. away from what he has called the "perpetual wartime footing" it found itself on in the years after 9/11.