August 29th, 2014
The third annual Amplify Christian Music Festival begins today on the grounds of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton.
The two-day festival opens its doors at 3 p.m. today and again at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The festival will feature top contemporary Christian music artists including Jeremy Camp, Big Daddy Weave, Sanctus Real, Jason Gray, Rhett Walker Band, Citizen Way, MIKESCHAIR, The Museum, Drew Cline, Spencer Lloyd, who competed in this season's "American Idol," and others.
A rezoning ordinance permitting a new gated community and a billboard ordinance drew the approval of the Bryant City Council in a meeting Thursday night.
The gated community, which will be located on Mt. Carmel Road south of Hurricane Creek, will be an upscale neighborhood similar to Midtown and will be built in three phases.
Developers have been working with every city department to make sure this is the best project possible, said Dee Fiser, one of the project coordinators.
The Saline County Fair is about to get under way and with the fair comes the annual rodeo performances.
The first activity for fair week on Tuesday will be the annual parade at 6 p.m. in Downtown Benton, but that's not all residents can enjoy during the annual event, said Mollie Wright, a member of the Fair Association Board of Directors.
This year two nights of rodeo shows are scheduled, Wright said.
"The Saline County Fair Association is excited to announce we will once again be hosting the annual rodeo produced by H & H Rodeo Company out of Vilonia," Wright said.