May 21st, 2013
A Flash Flood Watch for Saline County remains in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will redevelop over the area today and tonight. Areas of heavy rain will be likely this afternoon through the overnight hours. Rainfall amounts will average between 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches possible.
Extremely amounts of moisture combined with several rounds of thunderstorms will allow for excessive rainfall and the potential for high water problems.
The Drainage Committee is scheduled to meet at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the Mayorâ€™s Conference Room at the Benton Municipal Complex.
The Street Committee Meeting set for Tuesday, May 21st has been cancelled due to a lack of items for the agenda.
The man who last month allegedly shot himself on a stranger's front lawn on Millbrook Cove in Benton was arrested Friday, following his release from a local hospital.
Timothy Gauldin, 29, of Benton has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and filing a false police report.
A friend of Gauldin, 35-year-old Jason Gaunt of Benton, allegedly gave him the gun, according to police. He was arrested the day after the shooting and charged with furnishing a felon with a weapon.
According to the Arkansas Department of Justice, no exact time has been set for the hearing in the extortion case of Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, but it should begin in the next 30 minutes or so. It will be in the court of U.S. Magistrate Judge H. David Young.
Here is the story from the Associated Press:
Ark. treasurer accused of taking cash from broker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” An affidavit filed in federal court alleges that Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner repeatedly took cash payments from a broker who invested state money.
The Bryant Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boswell Library in Bryant.
The Haskell Historical Society will meet 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Haskell City Hall.
DES MOINES, Iowa â€” Lottery officials say the winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot have been drawn.
They are: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11.
Officials say the latest Powerball jackpot figure results are still pending. They had estimated it at $600 million.
With four of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot. The problem, of course, is those same odds just about guarantee the lucky person won't be you.
Current and former residents and friends of the Tull community will come together this coming Sunday to celebrate the 128th anniversary of Old Folks Singing.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church
The first Old Folks Singing took place on the third Sunday in May in 1885.
BENTON - Benton High School has become accustomed to having athletes play and succeed at the next level. While not everyone moves on to reach â€śCliff Leeâ€ť status, the ones that play at the NCAA level usually make the most of it.
As for the 2013 Benton Panther basketball team, the â€śnext levelâ€ť will be chalked full of talent and former Panthers; one being 6-foot, 9-inch big man Graham Gardner who signed to play with College of the Ozarks in Branson, Mo., on Tuesday.
HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals have been the hottest team in Saline County all season. Now sitting at 30-2 overall on the year, Harmony Grove is looking for its fourth 3A State Championship since winning three in a row from 2002-04.
While many tournament roads are not easy to travel, the Lady Cardinals have made easy work of their opponent in tournament play, winning three straight before entering the 2013 State Tournament recently. Harmony Grove won the Woodlawn, 3A District and Region 2 Regional tournaments in three straight weekends and now has a chance at more heroics.