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October 23rd, 2014

Public meetings scheduled on fate of recycle bins

October 23, 2014

The Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District has set a series of three public meetings to gather input about the future of the recycling bins in Saline County. The effort commonly is known as the "black box program."

Board members of the district have been discussing the program and the increasing cost associated with it during board meetings for several months.

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

Daily Dispatch, Oct. 22, 2014

October 23, 2014

Benton Police Department
•Officers responded to a report of vandalism to storage units at Tyndall Park Mini Storage on 4th Street.
*The Benton Water Department reported the theft of an asphalt "pizza cutter," a device that attaches to a backhoe and cuts asphalt with a large circular disc. The piece of equipment was last seen on the ground of a worksite at 913 Columbia Street.
*A woman reported the theft of her purse from her vehicle as it was parked at Castle Oak Apartments.

Voters to elect new sheriff in Saline County

October 23, 2014

Cleve Barfield, who has served as Saline County sheriff since August 2013, will be leaving the office at the end of the calendar year. Barfield was selected as sheriff following the retirement of Bruce Pennington, who left the position following an arrest for public intoxication.

On Nov. 4, county residents will select a new sheriff by choosing between Republican Rodney Wright and Democrat Rodney Goshien.

October 22nd

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal.

Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.

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