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July 11th, 2014

SMH lauded for patient safety; judge presents award

July 11, 2014

In a special ceremony Wednesday, Saline County Judge Lanny Fite presented a prestigious award to representatives of Saline Memorial Hospital.

For the second consecutive year, the hospital received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.
The distinction places Saline Memorial Hospital within the top 5 percent of all hospitals for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Man charged with burglary for break-in at local church

July 11, 2014

A Little Rock man has been charged with commercial burglary in conjunction with a burglary early Thursday morning at Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene.

Michael Lyn Jones, 46, is charged with commercial burglary and breaking or entering.

Saline County deputies received a report of the break-in at the church via a security system. When an officer arrived at the scene, he observed a man, later identified as Jones, climbing out a broken window of the church, said Lt. Scott Courtney, spokesperson for the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

July 10th

School board filings end; 2 districts to have races

July 10, 2014

When the filing period for local school board positions ended Tuesday, one person had filed for the open seat on the Benton School Board, the incumbent was the only one seeking the seat on the Bryant board, and both the Harmony Grove and Bauxite board incumbents had drawn challengers.

In Bauxite, Frank Torres is seeking another term, but he is being challenged by Ryan Jacks.

In the Harmony Grove district, Andy Kelloms and Jordan Abels are seeking the position Kelloms now holds.

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