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August 1st, 2014

No charges in 'attempted kidnapping' case; language barrier leads to misunderstanding

August 1, 2014

The Benton Police Department will not be filing charges in connection with a reported kidnapping attempt.

"After extensively interviewing the victim, a possible suspect and witnesses, it was determined that no charges were warranted in the case," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

Nice Kiks! Student helps others have new shoes

August 1, 2014

Ethan Harris, 11, who is famous in Bryant for his fundraising efforts to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, is starting a new project Saturday.

Ethan will be collecting new tennis shoes and monetary donations to purchase shoes for members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant.

Residents can stop by the Alcoa Exchange near Shoe Carnival to make donations from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Girls shoe sizes 13 through 2 are most needed, said Carla Harris, Ethan's mother.

"It's difficult to pinpoint a specific size when so many children, of all sizes, need them," Harris said.

Municipal races continue to draw local candidates

August 1, 2014

Candidates are continuing to file for municipal positions to be determined in the November general election.

The recent filing period opened at noon July 25 and closes at noon Aug. 15.

As of mid-morning today, the following individuals have filed as candidates.

The candidates listed here also include those who previously filed for county positions before the preferential primary election, but will be included on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

•Mayor, Farren Wadley; Corliss Jerry Ball.
•Alderman, Ward 1, Position 1, no filings to date.


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