Saline County Justice of the Peace Steve Gladden and his son, Bryant Alderman Lorne Gladden, have many things in common including a desire to serve and help others.
Steve Gladden served on the Bryant City Council for four terms before choosing to now serve on the Saline County Quorum Court. Lorne Gladden is a new member of the Bryant City Council.
Steve said he is a businessman and decided to serve on the council after city officials passed up the opportunity to have the Hurricane Lake Estates neighborhood within the Bryant city limits.
The Benton Police Department is receiving plenty of attention after an officer bought food for a homeless man.
On Jan. 21, Lt. Kevin Russell, spokesperson for the Benton Police Department posted a story on the departmentâ€™s Facebook page about Officer Anya Hogan buying a meal for a homeless man. The post has since received more than 2,000 likes and 150 comments praising the officerâ€™s good deed.
When asked about the incident, Hogan said she just wanted to do something nice.
â€śI didnâ€™t expect all of this,â€ť she said.
For the full story, see Saturdayâ€™s edition of The Saline Courier.