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January 27th, 2015
During a meeting of the Benton City Council Monday night, the council approved the rezoning of property where a new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant will be located and the demolition a vacant building at Lake Norrell. The council also approved the purchase of equipment to be used by the Benton Police Department.
An ongoing controversy involving a Jacksonville funeral home that lost its license last week is having an indirect effect on other funeral homes in the state, including those in Saline County.
Arkansas Funeral Care was closed after an inspection revealed that cremations had not been performed in accordance with families' wishes. Investigators reported that bodies had been stacked in a cooler packed beyond capacity and others that had not been embalmed were lying out in the open.
Neal Moore, a senior lineman at Harmony Grove, as gone through more trials and tribulations than one could imagine in his young 18-year life.
After shattering his left hip during a freak accident as a third grader in 2006, Moore worked hard to get healthy and back on the football field.
Battling continuous pain throughout the years in his hip, Moore stayed on the gridiron. It wasn't until the first game of 2013 that Moore was struck with more bad luck, blowing out his right knee, putting his football future in limbo once again.
Gunnar Westbrook, a fifth grader at Westbrook Elementary, won big at the 25th Annual Big Buck Classic in Little Rock on Sunday.
His 9-point buck he harvested this past deer season scored a gross 123 6/8, earning him biggest buck for Dallas County.
Gunnar is the son of Josh and Monica Westbrook of Haskell.