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November 4th, 2014

Court rules signature count OK on wet/dry issue

November 4, 2014

Saline County Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips ruled Monday that 38 percent of the qualified electors of Saline County signed a local option petition on a wet/dry issue and therefore the votes cast on this issue will be counted from today's election ballots.

Phillips had previously left this issue undetermined after noting Sept. 10 that 156 of the 25,653 signatures accepted by the Saline County Clerk's Office on a July 31 certification were not valid.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

2 Saline residents charged with attempted arson

November 4, 2014

A man and woman were arrested Sunday in an alleged arson attempt.

Natasha Johnson, 24, of Bryant and Troy Putman, 34, of Benton allegedly attempted to set fire to an individual’s home using a “Molotov cocktail.”

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

November 3rd

3rd coat drive planned in local community

November 3, 2014

Benton School District's YEA! team is sponsoring a coat drive this month.

Students will be collecting items the week of Nov. 10-14 at the various schools in the district, said Sheri Shilling of Benton Junior High.

On Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day), the drive will be opened to the public with a drop-off site at the high school arena, Shilling noted.

The arena will be open from 9 a.m. until noon for the coat collection, she said.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Baby tests positive for meth, THC; mother arrested after drugs found in child's system

November 3, 2014

A Saline County mother was arrested Thursday after drugs were allegedly found in her child’s system.

Shelby Nalley, 21, of Shannon Hills has been charged with introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another person, which is a Class Y felony. She also is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

Nalley's 15-month-old child allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC, according a report from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

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