Public educators from across the state recently participated in the English as a Second Language graduate training program. Teachers were trained for 10 hours a day during the 13-day learning session and were required to complete a lengthy project in order to receive graduate hours from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.
Abel Enriquez, who has been charged with first-degree murder, is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday.
Enriquez, 65, of Sardis was arrested in June in connection with the death of his 22-year-old neighbor, Anthony Ballentine. Shortly after his arrest, his bond was set at $500,000.
He remains in custody at the Saline County Detention Center.
In August his attorney filed a motion requesting a reduction in bond.
Benton Police Department
â€¢A man on Columbia Avenue reported his vehicle was stolen.
â€¢A woman on Church Street reported an individual attempted to break into her vehicle.
â€¢Shelia Smith, 55, of Benton was arrested at Walmart and charged with shoplifting. She was also named in two active warrants.
â€¢Cara Head, 42, of Traskwood was arrested at Dollar General on Military Road and charged with shoplifting. She was also named in two outstanding warrants.
â€¢Sam Buchanan, 60, of Benton was arrested on Cox Street and charged with domestic battery.