City leaders are hoping sweethearts this Valentineâ€™s Day will dump the longstanding tradition of buying chocolates or flowers and instead adopt a pooch from Benton Animal Control.
To boot, Benton Mayor David Mattingly and wife Nancy have pledged to sponsor a substantial amount of the fees associated with adopting the first five dogs; theyâ€™ll pay for all but the $10 city tag during the Adopt a 4-Legged Sweetheart sponsorship, which lasts through Friday. Their generous sponsorship amounts to $50 in spaying or neutering costs otherwise paid by the adopting family.
The Bryant Police Department is investigating a fatal collision that took place at 6:30 Wednesday morning at the intersection of Springhill Road and Hilltop Road.
At the time of the accident, an 18-wheeler was traveling southbound on Springhill Road and the pickup truck driven by the victim was traveling northbound, said Sgt. Todd Crowson, Bryant Police Department spokesperson.
The two vehicles collided partially head-on, he said.