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August 27th, 2014

Benton board votes to change drug policy

August 27, 2014

Benton School Board voted unanimously on Monday to amend the district's drug testing policy.

The policy changes were presented by Randy McFarlin, athletic director.

According to McFarlin, the revised policy would allow for random drug testing of all students involved in athletic/spirit groups/band and place a strong emphasis on confidentiality.

Youth councils partner for upcoming bike-a-thon for Imagination Library

August 27, 2014

Mayor's Youth Advisory Councils of three cities in Saline County will be taking part in a benefit bike-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The event, sponsored by the youth councils of Benton, Bryant and Haskell, will be raising funds for the Imagination Library of Saline County.

Riders from throughout the area invited to participate in the bike project, which is billed as "a family-friendly event."

The ride will begin and end at Benton's Tyndall Park.

The 2015 event will include a half century 50 mile-bike ride, an intermediate 10-mile ride, and a children's ride around Tyndall Park.

Daily Dispatch, Aug. 26, 2014

August 27, 2014

Benton Police Department
•A man on Hickory Ridge reported his credit cards were stolen from his residence.
•An employee at Dollar General on Benton Parkway reported a woman stole a package of cigarettes.
•A man on Cherry Lane reported another person head-butted him.
•A woman on Hobbs Drive reported her wallet was stolen from her vehicle.
•Bailey Christopher Parker, 18, of Benton received a citation on Chris Drive for criminal mischief.

 

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