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August 24th, 2012

Permenter seeks position on Bryant City Council

August 24, 2012

Wade Permenter is one of two candidates vying for Position 2 in Ward 1 of the Bryant City Council in the general election Nov. 6. The other is Alan Keys.
"I recently got involved in council meetings and find it interesting to serve the public by hearing people's needs and communicating them to the council," Permenter said.
Permenter cited his values as assets he would bring to the position
"Love of God, love of family, love of community. Each of these is very important to me," Permenter wrote in a press release.

Vigils held at Capitol, courthouse 25 years after Ives, Henry deaths

August 24, 2012

"He was standing next to his car in the commuter parking lot in Bryant. He had put the T-tops on his car. It's where he was supposed to meet Don. I remember seeing him brushing his hair as I drove past the parking lot."
This was the last time Linda Ives saw her son, Kevin, alive. Don Henry, 16, the son of Curtis Henry, and Kevin, 17, had made plans to spend the night doing some rabbit hunting in the woods of Alexander.

Stephen Ashley Colvert

August 24, 2012

Stephen Ashley Colvert, 61, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22.  He was born Sept. 13, 1950, in Little Rock to the late Floyd and Betty Colvert.  Steve was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Benton, and was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.  He loved woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, his sister, Tracey Noll, preceded him in death.

August 23rd

Bryant brings home World Series title

August 23, 2012

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. – The Bryant 13-year old All Stars are World Series champions. Bryant defeated Greenville, N.C., 4-3 on Wednesday night to win the Babe Ruth World Series in Kitsap County, Wash., and finish the season undefeated. Bryant went 19-0 in this year's playoffs.

Entergy line raises concerns

August 23, 2012

A new energy transmission line for Entergy Arkansas will soon be located in Benton; however, a number of area residents have expressed some serious concerns about this type of project.
Benton Utilities' Electric Department has issued a formal news release about a new energy transmission line for Entergy Arkansas being located in the city.
The announcement, issued by Jeff Barnett, manager of the department, is being made primarily for informational purposes to alert Benton Utilities customers to anticipated construction related to the installation of the high-voltage line.

Carol J. Johnson

August 23, 2012

Carol J. Johnson, 68, of Bauxite went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 20. She was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Little Rock to the late Woodrow and Ola Jones. She was s homemaker and former medical assistant. She was a member of Hurricane Lake Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Johnson Sr.; her parents; and her sisters, Linda Raines and Bernice Smith.

Lorane Flowers McBryde

August 23, 2012

Lorane Flowers McBryde, 91, of North Little Rock passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Aug. 20. She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Spring Hill (Hempstead County), the daughter of Will D. and Annie Maude Collins Flowers. Mrs. McBryde was reared and received her early education in Spring Hill. She was the salutatorian of the Spring Hill High School class of 1939.
Lorane Flowers married Cecil Lee McBryde Sr. on June 1, 1939. Mr. McBryde preceded her in death in 1989.

Debrah J. White Newby

August 23, 2012

Debrah J. White Newby, 59 of Benton went to be with her Lord on August 20, with her family by her side.  She was born on May 20, 1953 to Tildon and Wilma White in Toole, Utah.  Debrah was a very devoted and loving mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking and gift giving.  Debrah retired from the Bryant School District as a teacher after 28 years.  She was a member of Church at Rock Creek, where she loved to go and hear the word of God. 
Debrah is preceded in death by her father, Tildon White and two brothers, Dewayne White and Keith White.

James H. “Arlie” Moore Sr.

August 23, 2012

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Charles Arthur “Chuck” Tallent

August 23, 2012

Charles Arthur “Chuck” Tallent of Benton, a retired deputy for the Saline County Sheriff's Office, passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on Aug. 20.
Tallent was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Hollis. He served his country in the U. S. Navy Seabees (Can Do, We Build-We Fight). He also served as a Saline County Deputy Sheriff, at the rank of Sergeant and worked in law enforcement for 27 years. He will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Arthur Tallent; and a sister, Ada Louise Bata. 

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