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February 5th, 2015

Police say man allegedly stole checks, credit cards

February 5, 2015

A Benton man was arrested for allegedly stealing checks and credit cards and using them fraudulently.
Jonathan Christie, 21, was taken into custody after allegedly stealing a firearm, checks and credit cards from a residence on Hickory Ridge.
“It was further revealed the checks and credit cards had been fraudulently used to obtain money and merchandise at area businesses,” said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

February 4th

Deputies testified during murder trial

February 4, 2015

Two Saline County deputies during the second day of the Saline County Circuit Court trial of a man charged in connection with the death of two brothers in the Sardis community.
The case stems from an Oct. 6, 2013, incident in which Clinton Dewitt Spann Jr., 67, shot Michael Williams and Donald Williams.
The following witnesses gave these accounts.

Detective Chris Maher

Everett earns fifth straight national honor

February 4, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, the Everett Buick GMC dealership, located in Bryant, will be named the No. 1 Volume Dealer in the nation.
“They base that on total new vehicle sales,” general manager Chad Hendrix said. “Last year, we had a combined sales volume of 4,061 new vehicles.”
Hendrix said the dealership has shown an increase from 10 to 20 percent each year since 2006.
“I think last year our number was 3,600,” Hendrix said. “I would say the last two years have been a 10 percent increase year over year.”

February 3rd

Spann trial: Jurors hear opening statements, first testimony

February 3, 2015

In the morning hours of the first day of trial for a man allegedly responsible for the death of two brothers in the Sardis community, the jury heard the attorney’s opening arguments and the testimony of the victims’ brother who witnessed the incident.

This case stems from an incident on Oct. 6, 2013 when Clinton Dewitt Spann shot Michael Williams and Donald Williams.

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