October 22nd, 2014
After being closed to the public for several months, Saline Memorial Hospital unveiled a redesigned and refurbished main entrance and lobby on Monday.
Members of the SMH Board of Directors, SMH staff, donors to the project and other invited community guests were given a â€śfirst lookâ€ť at the lobby that had not been updated since the early 1990s.
"The main entrance is typically the first place our visitors go when entering the hospital," said Matt Brumley, director of the Saline Memorial Health Foundation.
The remodeling was a project of the foundation.
Benton Police Department
â€˘A man on Congo Road reported his motorcycle, a black 2008 Suzuki GSXR1000, was stolen.
â€˘An employee at Murphy USA reported he received a counterfeit $20 bill.
â€˘A couple on Scarlet Oaks Drive report a pumpkin and two ornamental deer were stolen from their front yard.
â€˘A man on River Crest Circle reported his trash can was stolen.
â€˘A woman on North Fourth Street reported several items were stolen from her storage unit.
â€˘A woman at Walmart reported her credit card was used without her permission.
â€˘An employee at Walmart reported a MP3 player was stolen.
The Saline County Sheriff's Office has released additional details about a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Scott-Salem Road.
The driver, Aaron Shaw, 27, of Benton was killed in the crash.
Shaw, the driver of a 2012 Ford Mustang, was eastbound when the passenger side tires of his car veered off the roadway, according to a report from Deputy Samuel Griffin.
In trying to get back onto the road, Shaw "over-steered and lost control of the vehicle," Griffin said.