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August 24th, 2012
Wade Permenter is one of two candidates vying for Position 2 in Ward 1 of the Bryant City Council in the general election Nov. 6. The other is Alan Keys.
"I recently got involved in council meetings and find it interesting to serve the public by hearing people's needs and communicating them to the council," Permenter said.
Permenter cited his values as assets he would bring to the position
"Love of God, love of family, love of community. Each of these is very important to me," Permenter wrote in a press release.
"He was standing next to his car in the commuter parking lot in Bryant. He had put the T-tops on his car. It's where he was supposed to meet Don. I remember seeing him brushing his hair as I drove past the parking lot."
This was the last time Linda Ives saw her son, Kevin, alive. Don Henry, 16, the son of Curtis Henry, and Kevin, 17, had made plans to spend the night doing some rabbit hunting in the woods of Alexander.
A new energy transmission line for Entergy Arkansas will soon be located in Benton; however, a number of area residents have expressed some serious concerns about this type of project.
Benton Utilities' Electric Department has issued a formal news release about a new energy transmission line for Entergy Arkansas being located in the city.
The announcement, issued by Jeff Barnett, manager of the department, is being made primarily for informational purposes to alert Benton Utilities customers to anticipated construction related to the installation of the high-voltage line.
A married couple from Benton face numerous charges for allegedly breaking into multiple storage buildings throughout Saline County, according to Benton police.
Lt. Kevin Russell said that any individuals renting or owning a storage building in the local area should inspect it to ensure that they also are not a victim of theft. If a unit is found to be burglarized, the individual should call the local police department.
"I would also encourage people to periodically check them just to ensure their property is safe," Russell said.
A homecoming celebration is scheduled this Sunday, Aug. 26, at Bentonâ€™s First United Methodist Church.
Three former pastors be preaching for services that day.
The Rev. Don Nolley will preach at the 8 a.m. traditional worship service in the sanctuary; the Rev. John Dill will preach at the 9 a.m. contemporary service in the Christian Life Center; and Dr. Victor Green will preach at the 11 a.m. traditional worship service in the sanctuary.
Special music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir at the traditional services and by the Praise Team at the contemporary service.
The Office of Saline County Judge Lanny Fite confirmed to The Saline Courier today that the county is no longer under a burn ban.
Sheila Doughty, firewire information officer for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, also said that across the state the wildfire danger has been reduced from the extreme level to high level.
"Due to scattered rain and elevated relative humidity values, the wildfire danger has been lowered to the high wildfire danger level," she said. "Open burning is still discouraged as during high wildfire danger fires can escape and containment can be difficult," she said.
Haskell Alderman Halbert E. "Hal" Baker is seeking re-election to the Ward 4, Position 2 seat he holds on the City Council.
An earlier announcement regarding political filings incorrectly indicated Baker was a candidate for another position on the council, but that is not correct.
Also, Juanita Wilson, is seeking the Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Alexander City Council.
Wilson's name was not included in the most recent listing of candidates.
The Haskell and Alexander city council positions will be determined in the Nov. 6 general election.
Renee Chastain, a former recorder/treasurer for the city of Bauxite, has announced her candidacy for Position 2 on the Bauxite City Council.
Chastain told The Saline Courier that she is seeking the post because she has a vested interest in Bauxite.
Chastain is challenging incumbent Paula Matthews for the council seat.
"I'd like to see Bauxite grow," she said. "People are on the move and I'd like for Bauxite to be on the coattails on that ride.
Winners of the Saline County Fair Pageant Queen competition gather for a group photograph. From left are Jessica Penn, Miss Fair Queen; Tori Gardner, Petite Miss; November Bearden, Little Miss; Hattie Mahoney, Preteen Miss; Trevor Phillips, Young Mister; and Jessica Miller, Junior Miss. Winners will ride in the Saline County Fair Parade Tuesday to be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 in Downtown Benton.
Two Little Rock men were arrested by Benton officers on Friday for allegedly breaking into a vehicle.
Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department, said officers were conducting neighborhood checks when at 2:30 a.m. they noticed two men on Misty Drive in the Hidden Valley Subdivision acting suspicious.