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September 15th, 2014
Saline County is currently under a firewood quarantine after a vote by the Arkansas State Plant Board on Sept. 11.
Twenty-five other counties are included in the quarantine which hopes to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Quarantined items include firewood of all hardwood species, and the following ash items: nursery stock; green lumber with bark attached; other material living, dead, cut or fallen including logs, pulpwood, stumps, roots, branches, mulch and composted/un-composted chips that are one inch or greater.
A Bryant man died of injuries suffered early Sunday morning on Interstate 30 near mile marker 125 between Bryant and Alexander.
The Arkansas State Police reported that Miguel Cruz, 34, was driving a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria westbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle.
The vehicle struck a concrete barrier, overturned and came to rest on its side, according to the ASP report.
Dr. Janice Gilbert, senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas, will be the guest preacher for this year's Williams Preaching Series at First United Methodist Church in Benton.
The series will take place Sunday and Monday, Sept. 14 and 15.
The preaching series was established by the late Ruth Williams, widow of the the late Curtis Williams, to honor her husband. Among his pastoral appointments was serving as associate pastor of First United Methodist Church of Benton.