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July 15th, 2014

Shopping center groundbreaking set Friday

July 15, 2014

The construction of Hurricane Creek Village Shopping Center will get under way Friday with a groundbreaking ceremony at Arkansas and Alcoa Road.

The ceremony at the previously vacant lot is set for 8 a.m.

The center is being built by The Retail Connection, which is hosting the ceremony along with officials of the city of Benton, Kroger and media outlets.

The center will be anchored by a 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace store and a 62,000-square-foot Academy Sports store. In total, the center will include approximately 250,000 square feet of retail development.

Man charged with having drugs and explosives

July 15, 2014

An Alexander man has been charged with several drug and firearms charges.

Jimmy Hearington, 29, is facing 30 charges in connection with the investigation.

On Sunday, Saline County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting on Centark Cove. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found that the victim had suffered a self-inflicted wound, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

While investigating the shooting, detectives found several explosives and firearms.

Cotton says he's raised $2.28M during quarter

July 15, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign says he's raised $2.28 million over the last three months in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, outpacing the incumbent lawmaker in their increasingly heated and expensive Senate race.

Cotton's campaign announced Monday he raised the money during the fundraising period that ended June 30. Pryor's campaign on Friday announced he had raised $1.5 million during the same period.

Pryor was first elected in 2002 and is the only Democratic member of the state's congressional delegation.

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