The bear that was found in a tree in Haskell on Thursday was tranquilized and rescued by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Following the rescue, Jake Whisenhunt, wildlife biologist, released the 275-pound bear into the Ouachita National Forest. For full details on event, grab an issue of today's Saline Courier.
Benton School District officials welcomed three new administrators to the district on Monday night.
Honored at a reception preceding a school board meeting were Randy McFarlin, Michael Armstrong and Mark McDougal.
McFarlin is the district's new athletic director, succeeding Steve Quinn, who recently resigned from to become principal of Benton Middle School in the coming school term.