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January 16th, 2015

Sheriff’s Office and Traskwood PD team up for burglary case

January 16, 2015

The Traskwood Police Department and Saline County Sheriff’s Office worked together to charge two people who are allegedly responsible for numerous burglaries in Saline and Grant County and the city of Benton.

Amanda Petty, 25, of Benton and Taylor Peden, 22, of Traskwood were arrested on Monday by Traskwood Police Chief Gary Middleton.

The investigation was then turned over to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.

Local minister wants to honor Benton’s history

January 16, 2015

After taking a tour of Little Rock Central almost two years ago with his son, local minister Jeff Medders knew he wanted to do something special to honor the integration of Benton High School and the school district.

“I went to the schools and I went up as high as you could to try to find out some information, but no one could help me,” Medders said.

Medders, who is the lead minister for Gateway Church of Benton, said it wasn’t until he asked some of the older African-American ladies of the city that he was able to find out the actual date.

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