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September 17th, 2012

Benton Jrs. 2-0 in conference

September 17, 2012

The Benton Junior Panthers swept the Bryant Junior Hornets with the ninth graders coming out on top 2-0 (25-18, 25-18) and the eighth graders taking the match 2-0 as well at 25-9 and 25-11. The eighth graders also beat Bethel 25-23 in their second match after being down 8-0 and then beat the Lady Hornets 25-15 in the second set at Bryant Middle School on Thursday.

Benton man arrested in Little Rock for alleged indecent exposure

September 17, 2012

Little Rock police arrested a Benton man on Friday for an alleged indecent exposure incident, and he could be linked to more incidents.
Brandon Runion, 32, was charged with felony indecent exposure and traffic violations.
Sgt. Cassandra Davis said Runion was taken into custody in the 5300 block of Evergreen in the Hillcrest neighborhood, which is near Mount Saint Mary Academy.
Davis said Runion could be responsible for several indecent exposure incidents that have occurred in the area since May.

September 15th

Bryants win in thriller

September 15, 2012

LITTLE ROCK – Bryant quarterback Hayden Lessenberry orchestrated a 13-play, 85-yard touchdown drive with 1:40 to go in the fourth quarter that sealed a 19-18 comeback victory over Little Rock Catholic on Friday at War Memorial Stadium.
 For Lessenberry, it was better late than never.
 In three consecutive offensive possessions in the second half, Lessenberry threw two interceptions and fumbled once, leading to an 18-12 advantage for the Rockets.

Benton fights hard, falls short

September 15, 2012

On a rain-soaked Friday night at C.W. Lewis Stadium, 66 young men suited up in the maroon and gray of Benton. Sixty-six young men represented themselves, their high school, their families, and the entire Benton community with class. Sixty-six young men gave their heart and soul in an effort to secure a win for the Panthers. Though the Panthers came up a bit short on the scoreboard, the entire community of Benton has reason to be proud of the Panthers and their effort.

Local clinic that serves others needs special help from community

September 15, 2012

The Christian Community Care Clinic is in need of special assistance.
Barbara Elrod, a retired RN and volunteer for the clinic, said the facility especially needs updraft machines, blood pressure cuffs and CPAP machines.
"What better way to recycle than to give things new life and help others at the same time?" Elrod said.
She explained that the clinic is "a nonprofit facility and operate on grants and donations, so you know money is always tight."

September 14th

Future NFLer doesn't want to be known as football player

September 14, 2012

How do you make lemonade out of lemons? That may seem impossible after the loss to Louisiana Monroe,  but I am going to give it a try.
Losing to Alabama every year since 2007 has been no fun and after the meltdown on Markham last week, not many are giving my Hogs much of a chance this year either.

September 13th

Miners must tame Lion's at 'The Pit'

September 13, 2012

In what has been an unconventional start to the season, the Bauxite Miners have played two games so far in the 2012 season, but only have four quarters of action under their belt. Their season opener was spoiled by Hurricane Isaac after one quarter and was only able to squeeze in three quarters last week against Glen Rose.
Nevertheless, it hasn’t been a pretty start for head coach Shane Clancy and his Miners. While the Miners haven’t had a full body of work to go off of, the four quarters they have played are very indicative of the poor start.

Lady Panthers take a bite out of Eagles

September 13, 2012

The Benton Lady Panthers outscored the Little Rock Fair Lady War Eagles 75-11 in three matches to win their sixth straight match after starting the season 0-2. Benton won 3-0 (25-3, 25-1, 25-7) in its most lopsided match of the season and improved to 3-0 in the 7A/6A South. The Lady Panthers’ junior varsity also had little trouble defeating Fair’s JV, winning 2-0 (25-5, 25-10).
“Fair is just not where they need to be,” Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said. “We’re working on clicking on offense a little bit and those were good games to work on that. I thought we did pretty well.”

Bryant committee halts discussion on proposed burn ordinance

September 13, 2012

The Finance and Personnel Committee of the Bryant City Council was slated to discuss the revision of an ordinance regulating the open burning of yard waste during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, but an alderman quickly put an end to the dialogue, citing the fact that the ordinance was inappropriate to discuss at a Finance and Personnel Committee meeting.

Couponing for a cause can make a difference

September 13, 2012

Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District's Couponing for a Cause is making progress,
A spokesperson said the district teamed up with the Benton Senior Activity Center and district volunteer Angela Howell to promote recycling while helping members of the community in need.
"So far the Benton Senior Activity Center has gathered 2,800 coupon booklets," said Sherry Parsons, director of the center.
 “The seniors are so proud to be a part of this program.  They enjoy the ability to help others,” she said.

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