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March 20th, 2014

Lt. Governor candidate to run on campaign to abolish the office

March 20, 2014

In a press release issued this morning, State Rep. Andy Mayberry wants to abolish the office he seeks. Mayberry today released details of his plan to eliminate the position of lieutenant governor in Arkansas. He is a Republican candidate for the office and will compete in the May 20 primary election. Mayberry first announced in August 2013 that he would run for lieutenant governor.

March 17th

Car hits side wall of the Rib Crib in Benton; Driver injured

March 17, 2014

Rescue personnel work to stabilize the driver of a Ford Focus after a collision at the Rib Crib in Benton. The accident occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. this morning. Witnesses say the driver had passed through the intersection of Military Road and Landers Road and was slumped over the steering wheel. The car proceeded across the parking lot at Bank of the Ozarks, hitting the side of the Rib Crib building. The driver was placed in a neck brace and taken to Saline Memorial Hospital. The identity of the driver has not been released.

March 11th

Bryant Superintendent placed on administrative leave

March 11, 2014

Bryant Superintendent Randy Rutherford has been placed on administrative leave for at least the next 30 days.
The district released this statement about the situation.
"The Bryant Board of Education is actively developing a plan to ensure interim leadership at the superintendent level. The board has the utmost confidence in the ability of the current administration to handle any questions or decision that may arise until an interim leader is designated."
Further information is confidential, said Rhonda Sanders, school board president.

March 10th

'Steel Magnolias' running at Royal Theatre

March 10, 2014

"Steel Magnolias," the popular play by Robert Harling, will open Friday night, March 7, at the historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton.
Performances will continue Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, March 8 and 9, and be repeated the following weekend, March 14-16.
Everett Buick GMC is sponsoring the show, which is being directed by Gina Welch and produced by Lisa Goodrich.
The entire play is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies "who are anybody" come to have their hair done.

March 5th

City mourns the passing of Mrs. Florrie Lyle, age 100

March 5, 2014

Florrie Deen Wakenight Lyle saw a century of change in her full life.
The retired Benton teacher, who was in her 101st year, died Tuesday, March 4, at Saline Memorial Hospital.
Lynda Hollenbeck has a tribute to Mrs. Lyle in the March 5 edition of The Saline Courier.

March 4th

AP: Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive

March 4, 2014

Arkansas compromise Medicaid expansion stays alive
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' first-in-the-nation plan that uses Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for the poor survived an effort to defund it Tuesday, as lawmakers gave final approval to continue a program that has extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.

March 3rd

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Benton, Bryant districts closed Tuesday

March 3, 2014

According to multiple reports, Benton and Bryant school districts will be closed tomorrow. Both districts, along with Harmony Grove and Bauxite, were closed Monday after winter storms dumped freezing rain and sleet on Central Arkansas on Sunday.

Burn Ban Lifted

March 3, 2014

Saline County is no longer under a burn ban.

March 2nd

Famous Benton eatery closes shop

March 2, 2014

One of Benton's oldest and most famous restaurants shut its doors at close of business Saturday -- for good. Ed and Kay's opened in 1982, changing from Ed and Alma's. On Saturday, owner Kay Diemers closed shop, ending the reign of the "Mile High Pies" in Saline County.
Pick up a Monday issue of The Saline Courier for the full story.

BREAKING NEWS: All Saline County schools closed Monday due to inclement weather

March 2, 2014

According to multiple reports, all schools in Saline County (Benton, Bryant, Harmony Grove and Bauxite) will be closed Monday due to inclement weather.

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