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The Arkansas Ethics Commission has issued a Public Letter Of Caution to a Saline County Justice of the Peace after a complaint was filed regarding illegal campaign contributions.

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Civitan Services Superhero Walk will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, starting at Civitan Services Preschool at 121 Cox St. in Benton. 

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The Saline County Library will host an adult after hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Herzfeld Library in Benton. 

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The Benton City Council personnel committee, along with other council members, has chosen to appoint Steve Brown to the vacant Ward 1 council position left open after the resignation of Kerry Murphy.

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Habitat for Humanity of Saline County is selling tickets for its newest fundraiser, the Overall Ball, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Benton Event Center. 

Kari Beesley, marketing manager for the Saline County Library, has recently completed the year one class of the 32nd annual Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas on Aug. 3.

The Hope for One Back to School Benefit will be a chance to raise funds for a local boy's family and to raise awareness about complex medical conditions such as his rare tumor. 

Doxa Arts Academy will hold a Back to School Bash and registration event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at its location at 6526 Grayson Road in Benton. 

For the fifth year, one local gardener will share her love for plants and help her church raise funds with the annual Iris and Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Salem United Methodist Church. 

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The Benton City Council's Personnel Committee is set to interview three candidates Wednesday to fill the Ward 1 council position left open by the recent resignation of Kerry Murphy.

The Benton Area Chamber of Commerce's popular Bingo event is back for fall, scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 5, at the Benton Event Center. 

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Beginning this school year, the Bryant School District will have six commissioned school security officers on staff based on a recommendation from the Arkansas School Safety Commission. 

Former Benton Mayor David Mattingly and current Benton Alderman Jeff Hamm are teaming up to put on the Charity for Children Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County and the Bryant Rotary Kids Closet. 

During its 20th year of serving the people of Saline County, Habitat for Humanity of Saline County has reached another milestone — its 70th new house build. 

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During an emergency special meeting of the Bryant City Council, which lasted less than half an hour, the council voted Thursday to dissolve the city's Advertising and Promotion Commission and repeal the A&P tax. 

The Benton City Council has chosen a broker to facilitate obtaining quotes for new group insurance for city employees.

The first Heroes Behind the Line Bash will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Benton Event Center. 


With Bryant students set to start school next week, Bryant School District employees gathered at Geyer Springs Baptist Church Wednesday for the annual back to school professional development session. 

For the third year the owner of Herb's Barber Shop has given a local graduate a $4,000 scholarship to help with the cost of a college education. 


The Bryant Public Works Department is scheduled to replace a culvert, causing delays to residents on Pleasure Drive and Springhill Road. 


The remaining members of the Bryant Advertising and Promotion Commission are scheduled to gather for a special meeting at 4:30 today at the Professional Development Center on the Bryant High School campus. 

One local woman got a pleasant surprise when she opened a May issue of The Saline Courier to see a photo of local artist Dianne Roberts standing with a painting of her husband playing a standup base. 

Holy caped crusaders! Civitan Services will be holding its second annual Superhero Walk on Aug. 24 at the Civitan Preschool Building, located at 121 Cox St. in Benton. 

Its time to find out who makes the best chili in Saline County during the CASA of Saline County Chili for Children event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Benton Event Center. 


The Bryant Police Department has located a person who had escaped from the Alexander Youth Services Center. 


The Benton City Council personnel committee unanimously voted to go through an interview process to appoint an alderman to fill the Ward 1 council position recently vacated by Kerry Murphy.

Craig O'Neill, of THV11, is scheduled to read to students at the the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

A Bryant School District bus will be parked at Benton Walmart to collect school supplies for students all over Saline County during the Salvation Army's annual Stuff the Bus on Saturday. 

Nancy Jackson, CIC, of Roberson & Associates Insurance in Benton, was elected vice president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas at the group's 118th annual Convention in June in Pensacola, Florida.