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June 8th, 2013
The Saline County Library system will kick off its summer reading program for all ages on Monday, June 10.
The theme for the events is "Aargh! Pirates!"
It will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bryant library and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Benton library.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€” Attorneys for ExxonMobil Corp. and Exxon Pipeline Co. have filed a motion asking for dismissal of a lawsuit by Mayflower residents over a recent oil spill.
ExxonMobil Pipeline's Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29 and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in the town about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock and forced the evacuation of about 20 homes.
A lawsuit by Kathryn Jane Roachell Chunn and Ellen Burgess asks for unspecified damages because of diminished value to their property and nuisance.
Bryant police on Thursday night arrested two suspects in connection with an armed robbery that took place at the Kum & Go on Reynolds Road last week.
Keifer Collins, 18, of Little Rock is charged with felony aggravated robbery, felony theft of property, and misdemeanor tampering with physical evidence.
The second suspectâ€™s identity cannot be released at this time because he is a minor, said Sgt. Todd Crowson.
However, due to the seriousness of the crime, he has been certified as an adult for the same charges as Collins.
The Spreading Anne's Wings organization will host the "I SAW Hope" Family Fun Night on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.
The event, which will benefit the family of a young girl with a rare skin condition, is set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Activities will include face painting, bounce houses and presentations by Radio Disney. Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults.
Following the event will be a free showing on the jumbo-tron of a popular children's animated feature.
The Saline Courier is sponsoring a 2014 Pet Calendar contest, beginning Monday, as a fundraiser for its Newspapers in Education program. The top-12 vote-getters will be featured in our 2014 Pet Calendar.
The contest entry period runs through June 10. Entry fee is $5 per pet. Entries will be featured in the pages of the Courier throughout the voting period, with updated voting totals.
The 2014 calendar will feature the 12 pets who gain the most votes. Each pet will be professionally photographed for the calendar. The calendars will be available by Thanksgiving and will cost $2 each.
Bryant police are still searching for suspects in an armed robbery that took place early Friday morning at Kum & Go on Reynolds Road.
Police received video surveillance footage today from the convenience store chain home office.
Police Chief Mark Kizer said it has been determined that the vehicle driven by the suspects was a Toyota Forerunner made between 1997 and 2001 and that one of the suspects was wearing a Joe T. Robinson sweatshirt.
The video shows the other suspect wearing a Nike sweatshirt during the robbery.
The portion of Boone Road from Tanglewood Street West to Woodland Park Road will be closed on Tuesday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Bryant Street Department will be replacing culverts during this time.
Questions may be directed to the department at 501-943-0468.
Pulaski County sheriff's deputies arrested on Tuesday Jeremy Heavner, 38, in connection with a robbery that morning at Metropolitan Bank on Arch Street in Little Rock.
Heavner is a firefighter in Bryant.
Bryant Fire Chief J.P. Jordan said Heavner is on administrative leave for an indefinite amount of time. "We're just going to let the legal system run its course."
Jordan said, "We're just glad no one was hurt."
Heavner is being held at Pulaski County Detention Center.
The Saline Courier is planning a special section in June, to be written by you.
A Day In the Life is a unique addition to the Courierâ€™s Sunday edition and will chronicle a typical June day in Saline County through the eyes of our readers. We have selected Friday, June 7, to essentially watch, learn, listen and chronicle the comings and goings of Saline County.
Saline County Moose Lodge 2567 will host its annual Buddy Carter Rib Cook-Off Saturday, June 8, at the lodge, located just off Interstate 30, 12 miles southwest of Benton.
Entry for up to a five-person team is $50. The contest is open to anyone. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams.
The public is invited to attend, with trophies awarded at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
Pit passes cost $8 and will allow patrons to sample all the ribs from the various entries.
A bake sale and dessert contest also are part of the event.
Entry fee for the dessert contest is $15.