The Bryant Fire Department has added two firefighters, Brad Bush of Hot Springs and Jose Valdez of Bryant.
Bush said he chose to become a firefighter because he "wanted to help people without being a police officer like the rest of my family," he said.
He says he enjoys being involved with the community, fighting fires and responding to medical calls, he said.
"He is quiet and respectful and quickly learning," said Fire Chief J. P. Jordan. "He is built like a bull and just as strong."
Municipal filings for the November general election include the following candidates. The recent filing period opened at noon July 25 and closes at noon Aug. 15.
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.
(All races are nonpartisan.)
â€¢Mayor, David J. Mattingley, incumbent.
â€¢City Clerk, Cindy Stracener, incumbent.
â€¢City Attorney, Brent Houston, incumbent.
â€¢Alderman, Ward 1, Position 1, no filings to date.
On behalf of the youth in Saline County, three local Boys & Girls Clubs have joined the National Great Futures Campaign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which kicked off today.
Benton Police Department
â€¢The manager at O'Reilly's Auto Parts reported an individual used a check from a closed account to purchase items.
â€¢The owner of Olde Towne Benton on South East Street reported a woman stole a purse.
â€¢Timothy Jones, 30, of Malvern was arrested on Reed Street for allegedly being disorderly.
â€¢A woman on Chatfield Road reported a residential break-in.
â€¢Charles Ross, 19, of Broken Bow, Okla. was arrested near Hazel Street and charged with driving while intoxicated and criminal trespassing.