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October 22nd, 2014

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal.

Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.

Bryant infant death prompts investigation

October 22, 2014

Bryant Police Department is investigating the death of a 5-month-old child.

Police were called to the baby's home on Chelsea Street after he was reported to be unresponsive around 6 p.m. on Monday.

The child was transported to Saline Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer.

"Bryant police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the infant's death," he said. "No further details are available at this time."

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Early voting numbers up to 6,888 in just 2 days

October 22, 2014

A total of 6,888 ballots have been cast since early voting started Monday in the November general election.

Broken down by specific sites, the Saline County Clerk's Office reported that 3,994 people have voted at the county election center ("vote here" building) in Benton; 1,390 have voted at Grace Church in Bryant; 1104 have voted at Bank of the Ozarks (formerly Summit Bank) in Hot Springs Village; and 400 have voted at the East End Fire Station.

Early voting will be continuing today. Hours, dates and sites for the continuation of early voting are:

 

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