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August 20th

Daily Dispatch, Aug. 19, 2014

August 20, 2014

Benton Police Department
•Employees at Benton Middle School and Ringgold Elementary reported a child's parent, who is a registered sex offender, entered the schools without an escort from a police officer.
•Employees at Walmart reported a man stole a cell phone case.
•Alexander Hoover, 25, of Benton was arrested on River Street and charged with assault and false imprisonment.
•A man on Grayson Drive reported a gun was stolen from his residence.

Saline County Sheriff's Office
•A man on Highway 5 reported his brother's trailer was stolen.

August 19th

Area residents encouraged to enter annual fair parade

August 19, 2014

Members of the Saline County Fair Association Board of Directors remind area residents of the upcoming 2014 Saline County Fair and Rodeo Parade and encourage participation in the event.

The parade will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Downtown Benton.

This year’s theme is “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams."

"If you are interested in participating as a school group, marching band, horse and rider, church group, civic group, classic car, old tractor or politician, you are encouraged to do so and help make this the best parade ever," said Mollie Wright, a member of the board.

Bauxite Superintendent served with order of protection

August 19, 2014

Bauxite Superintendent Matt Donaghy has been served with a temporary order of protection by his wife for alleged domestic abuse.

The order was served Monday and will remain in effect until the matter is addressed in court. A hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Judge Christopher Palmer of Pulaski County signed the order.

Matt Donaghy was married to Misty Donaghy on July 17, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev., and the two separated on July 15, 2014.

Matt Donaghy filed for divorce on July 30, 2014. At the time the divorce was filed, he also put a restraining order on Misty Donaghy.

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