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August 16th, 2012
With Benton and Bryant already at the top of the list for cities in Saline County, the Salem community is attempting to make a bigger name for itself with a new event.
During the past few years, the baseball and softball commissioners, along with Salem Ballpark board members and coaches, have been trying to put together a child- and adult-friendly event.
With Bryant Fest and Benton Freedom Fest already going strong every year, Salem is introducing the first Salem Fest this Sunday beginning at noon.
A Bryant couple was arrested Thursday for permitting child abuse, authorities told The Saline Courier.
Brandon N. Sutton, 31, and Holly G. Sutton, 26, were released from the Saline County jail on Friday after posting a $10,000 signature bond. Both are expected to appear in Benton District Court on Sept. 11.
The victim's mother reportedly contacted the Saline County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday after the daughter said a 16-year-old boy sexually molested her multiple times.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe visited Everett Buick GMC in Bryant Tuesday to personally congratulate Kayla Henderson of Bryant for winning a Buick Achievers Scholarship.
Henderson will receive $25,000 a year.
Dan Jordan, director of student support services for the Benton School District, will receive special recognition tonight in a meeting of the Benton School Board.
Jordan has been named Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas School Personnel Administration. He will be recognized during the Panther Pride presentations at the start of the board meeting.
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Team Arkansas competed at International Girl Nationals in Branson, Mo. July 31-Aug. 4, and a little girl from Benton won six awards.
Madison Cunningham, 4, daughter of Becky Cunningham of Benton and granddaughter of Liz Cunningham of Bryant, competed against other girls, ages 0 to 6, from around the country.
Today's THV partnered with United Way to hold a Back-to-School Blitz school supply drive at Bryant Walmart Thursday evening. United Way has hosted school supply drives around Central Arkansas for seven years, but this was the first year United Way has brought the drive to Saline County.
Walmart donated $7,000 worth of school supplies for the cause, and $2,000 worth of supplies were donated by the community, said Denver Landers, public relations director for United Way.
One additional candidate filed for a municipal position Friday, according to Deputy Clerk Darlene Westbrook in Saline County Clerk Freddy Burton's office.
Rob Roedel filed his candidacy for re-election to the Ward 3, Position 2 seat on the Bryant City Council.
The filing period for municipal races opened at 8 a.m. Friday, July 27, and will close at noon Aug. 17.
All municipal positions are nonpartisan and will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.
At the close of the day Thursday, the following candidates had filed for the listed municipal races:
Lee Crow has announced he is seeking a position on the Bryant City Council this November. He will vie for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat currently held by Adrian Henley.
Crow said he disagrees with Henleyâ€™s choice to maintain a website in opposition to the mayor while spearheading a stalled recall effort.
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A $50,000 sheriff's bond was set Wednesday for a Bauxite man accused of raping a 16-year-old boy multiple times.
Jonathan Solomon, 20, who is affiliated with the Army National Guard, is facing three counts of rape, three counts of sodomy and terroristic threatening. The victim reportedly told Bauxite police that the sexual abuse began when he was 15.