Local news and a connection to the community is the heart of any small newspaper. Beginning Sept. 7 the Saline Courier will add a daily feature focus specifically one one of the seven cities in the county. The feature will be titled "Hometown News" and will occupy page two of the newspaper.
A new header at the top of the page will highlight the city of the day along with an icon identified to each city such as a water tower, city entry sign or street marker.
Skyler McDonald, 15, of Bauxite was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle accident on West Sardis Road, according to the Saline County Sheriffs Office. More information will be reported as it becomes available.
Preparations have been made for some time now and today it all comes to fruition with the official opening of the Saline County Fair.
The first event is the annual parade in Downtown Benton at 6 p.m. The theme is "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams." Winners will be announced for the top float entries and in some of the other divisions.
Activities will continue throughout the week, culminating with the final rodeo performance Saturday night in Thomas Arena at the fairgrounds.