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August 20th, 2012
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.
Saline County is fortunate to have a sense of community that pays no attention to city limits or any other arbitrary boundary found on the map. It is this very same sense that doesn't require a natural disaster or catastrophe in order to find neighbor helping neighbor.
The Royal Players has set auditions for its next production, "Little Women," based on the well-known novel by Louisa May Alcott.
The auditions are scheduled at 7 p.m. on Aug. 26 and 27 at the Royal Theatre, 211 S. Market St. in Benton.
Actors should be prepared to note any scheduling conflicts as there will be a mock schedule available at the auditions. Actors will be asked to read from the script.
Production dates are Oct. 11-14 and 18-21.
Director is Lisa Goodrich. Additional information is available on the website, theroyalplayers.com.
The characters are:
In today's shaky economy, everybody's looking to save money.
Americans are investing less and often holding off on large purchases. Many people, however, do not realize how putting forth the time and effort to save small amounts of money here and there can add up to huge savings. Shannon Sims and Melanie Bucks have mastered this practice.
Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission has selected Fairfield Inn & Suites as the hotel chain to anchor the development of the events center being built in Hickory Square Shopping Center.
The chain, a Marriott brand, unanimously was approved by members of the commission.
Commission chairman Mark Fikes said three different hotel chains had expressed interest in locating in Benton and each had initiated the paperwork required by the commission for consideration in the project.
A campaign letter circulated among Republican voters in Hot Springs Village last May created a controversy regarding the origin of the letter and the individual/individuals responsible its mailing.
The letter, appearing to be written on letterhead from the Myka Bono Sample campaign, contained statements regarding several political campaigns that were ongoing at the time.
Sample, who was challenging incumbent Dennis Milligan for the Saline County Circuit Clerk's position at the time, said she did not write the letter and it did not come from her campaign.
The Benton Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating a local man wanted for multiple felony crimes.
Jeremy David Burrow, 36, has a listed address in the 2600 block of Razorback Road in Benton. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for first-degree forgery, fleeing by vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and driving with a suspended driverâ€™s license.
With Benton and Bryant already at the top of the list for cities in Saline County, the Salem community is attempting to make a bigger name for itself with a new event.
During the past few years, the baseball and softball commissioners, along with Salem Ballpark board members and coaches, have been trying to put together a child- and adult-friendly event.
With Bryant Fest and Benton Freedom Fest already going strong every year, Salem is introducing the first Salem Fest this Sunday beginning at noon.