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August 17th, 2012
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.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe visited Everett Buick GMC in Bryant Tuesday to personally congratulate Kayla Henderson of Bryant for winning a Buick Achievers Scholarship.
Henderson will receive $25,000 a year.
Dan Jordan, director of student support services for the Benton School District, will receive special recognition tonight in a meeting of the Benton School Board.
Jordan has been named Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas School Personnel Administration. He will be recognized during the Panther Pride presentations at the start of the board meeting.
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Team Arkansas competed at International Girl Nationals in Branson, Mo. July 31-Aug. 4, and a little girl from Benton won six awards.
Madison Cunningham, 4, daughter of Becky Cunningham of Benton and granddaughter of Liz Cunningham of Bryant, competed against other girls, ages 0 to 6, from around the country.
Today's THV partnered with United Way to hold a Back-to-School Blitz school supply drive at Bryant Walmart Thursday evening. United Way has hosted school supply drives around Central Arkansas for seven years, but this was the first year United Way has brought the drive to Saline County.
Walmart donated $7,000 worth of school supplies for the cause, and $2,000 worth of supplies were donated by the community, said Denver Landers, public relations director for United Way.
One additional candidate filed for a municipal position Friday, according to Deputy Clerk Darlene Westbrook in Saline County Clerk Freddy Burton's office.
Rob Roedel filed his candidacy for re-election to the Ward 3, Position 2 seat on the Bryant City Council.
The filing period for municipal races opened at 8 a.m. Friday, July 27, and will close at noon Aug. 17.
All municipal positions are nonpartisan and will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.
At the close of the day Thursday, the following candidates had filed for the listed municipal races: