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July 16th, 2014

Old postcards link to county's lineage

July 16, 2014

The history of Saline County, shown through historic postcards and photos, will be presented at the Saline County History and Heritage Society at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Conducting a PowerPoint presentation will be Ray Hanley, president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care.

The program will take place at the society's center, 123 N. Market St. in Benton. It is open to the public.

Hanley acknowledges that, after his family and promoting health, his passion is history.

He and his brother Stephen began collecting postcards almost 40 years ago.

Northshore improvement plan one step closer to reality

July 16, 2014

Benton City Council's Streets and Drainage Committee voted Tuesday night to recommend contracting with Iowa Bridge and Culvert for a drainage improvement project on Northshore Drive.

The company was the low bidder on the project.

A resolution to accept the bid will be brought before the full council on July 28.

The drainage problems on Northshore resulted from the Military Road widening project, according to Mayor David Mattingly.

Everett a win away from title

July 16, 2014

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – In the semifinals of the Junior American Legion State Tournament between the Bryant Everett Black Sox and Sheridan, the two teams went into extra innings tied 1-1. Everett cemented its spot in the state championship game today as Bryant scored three runs in the top of the eighth and Beaux Bonvillain, who relieved in the third inning, shut Sheridan down for the 4-1 win. Bryant also defeated Paragould 4-0 in the second game of the day on Jake East’s shutout and will play Sheridan today at 5 p.m. in the final.

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