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March 2nd, 2014

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.

February 26th

BREAKING NEWS: Arkansas House delays vote on Medicaid expansion

February 26, 2014



LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter challenged opponents of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion Tuesday to offer an alternative that could break a legislative stalemate threatening the future of a program that provides subsidized coverage to more than 93,000 people.

February 25th

NOTICE: Saline County Under a Burn Ban

February 25, 2014

Saline County was placed under a burn ban Tuesday morning.

February 21st

BREAKING NEWS: Pennington officially announces he is running for Saline County Sheriff

February 21, 2014

Former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington announced Friday afternoon that he will be seeking his fourth term in office. Pennington retired from the same seat in 2013.
Pennington plans to enter the May primary as a candidate for the Republican party.
See the full story in Sunday's issue of The Saline Courier.

February 20th

Arkansas House of Representatives rejects "Private Option"

February 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A compromise plan for Medicaid expansion in Arkansas remained stalled in the state House Thursday, despite the state Senate endorsing a plan to continue the nationally watched program that is providing subsidized health coverage to more than 87,000 people.

Arkansas Senate approves "private option"

February 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to continue the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, a move that supporters hope will end a stalemate in the House over the future of a program that is providing health coverage to more than 87,000 people.

The Senate voted 27-8 to reauthorize funding for the "private option" program that uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. Arkansas was the first state to win approval for such a plan as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

Arkansas lawmakers to try again on 'private option' bill

February 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are to try again with legislation to keep the state's compromise Medicaid expansion alive, despite previous defeats in the state House.

The Senate and House are expected to vote Thursday on identical measures funding the "private option" that was approved last year as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion under the federal health law. Through the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid money to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.

February 17th

Saline County Razorback Club announces date for annual fish fry

February 17, 2014

With the approach of spring practice for college football teams, the Saline County Razorback Club has announced that Bret Bielema, Arkansas Razorback head football coach, will be the guest speaker for the annual Saline County Razorback Club Fish Fry next month.
"We are certainly excited to welcome Coach Bielema back to Saline County for this year's fish fry," said Phillip Montalvo, president of the Saline County Razorback Club.

February 7th

The Saline Courier and Saline County Striders team up for running news

February 7, 2014

The Saline Courier and the Saline County Striders have teamed up to bring news and information related to running each Monday to the newspaper.
Running is a growing activity in the county and interest in how to get started or finding others who run has increased.
Chris Hall, chairman of the Striders, and Jonathan Young will be coordinate articles about recent races, the benefits of running and other information related to the sport. Photographs and race times of participants will also be part of the project.

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