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August 18th, 2012

Royal Players announce plans for upcoming 'Little Women'

August 18, 2012

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.
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Coupon enthusiasts share their knowledge

August 18, 2012

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.

August 17th

A&P selects Fairfield Inn & Suites as events center hotel

August 17, 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.

Campaign letter still under investigation; leads are few

August 17, 2012

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.

August 16th

Benton police searching for man wanted on multiple felony charges

August 16, 2012

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 driver’s license.

Salem to continue countywide trend with upcoming festival

August 16, 2012

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.

August 15th

GM awards $25,000 scholarship

August 15, 2012

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.

August 13th

Special honor slated for Jordan in board meeting

August 13, 2012

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.

August 10th

Sneak peek at page one of today's living section

August 10, 2012

*You can find the rest of this section in today's paper. Look for the living section every Sunday in the Saline Courier.

Benton girl wins titles at national pageant

August 10, 2012

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.

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