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Events were held to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, starting with a prayer breakfast at First Baptist Church, followed by service projects. A parade was held on Market Street in Benton. The Great Gathering was held after the parade. 

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After the Benton School Board recently received a grievance filed by Benton High School Principal Curt Barger, board members gathered for a special meeting Friday afternoon. 

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Everett Chevrolet, in Benton, was recently named the number one Chevrolet store in Arkansas and in the region for 2019. 

Members of Master Gardeners, the Saline County Fair Board, Saline County 4-H, the Saline County Shooting Club, Cattlemen's Association and Farm Bureau gathered with family and friends at the Saline County Fairgrounds recently to honor the retirement of CEA Staff Chair Ron Matlock from the Sa…

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Saline County District Judge Josh Newton set a $1 million bond for a Sherwood man facing charges of kidnapping, battery, aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Civitan Services will hold a Valentine's Paint Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Adult Services Center, located at 403 S. Reynolds Rd. in Bryant. 

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The Arkansas State Police has arrested a 20-year-old Benton man on charges of class B felony negligent homicide, class B felony reckless driving and driving under the influence as part of the investigation into a deadly crash that killed an Alexander woman early Thanksgiving Day in Bryant.

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After review the casefile, Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Walton has ruled that a Bryant officer was justified when he fatally shot an individual last month.

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Benton police responded shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday to an I-30 south service road location near Alcoa Exchange in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a juvenile male victim suffering from a single stab wound. 

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A group of Saline County residents brought their frustrations and complaints to the Saline County Quorum Court on Tuesday, asking for help in silencing a neighbor alleged to be using fireworks and Tannerite on a nightly basis.

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At the recent Conway Classic Tournament, members of the Benton High School Debate Team took home honors and the team itself placed third for sweepstakes. 

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A partnership of the Central Arkansas Development Council and the Ralph Bunch Community Development Council organized the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, followed by a day of service on Monday in honor of the late civil rights leader. 

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The Benton Police Department is searching for a missing teen.

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The Saline Health Foundation will hold its annual the Beat Goes On 5k Feb. 22 starting and ending at Saline Memorial Hospital. 

Junior Auxiliary of Saline County will be helping families ensure their children have the sports gear they need with its Sports Swap Shop from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1, at the River Center in Benton. 

The Benton Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Luncheon at the Benton Event Center on Friday to honor members of the community and to recognize the Chamber board. 

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The Sardis Ballpark has been a mainstay in the community and several people have connections and memories from their time playing baseball there. 

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After using parking lots and the engine bay for training purposes over the years, the Bryant Fire Department is excited to celebrate the opening of a new training facility. 

Fathers will be able to dance the night away with their daughters during the Benton Parks Department's fifth annual Father-Daughter Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at the River Center, 1800 Citizens Dr. in Benton. 

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Bryant Officer Samantha Hodgson has always wanted to be a police officer. Even after being injured in an officer-involved shooting last month, she said the plans for her life have not changed. 

The Benton Police Department released photos of subjects wanted in relation to a breaking or entering that occurred at the Benton Schools Athletic Complex during the morning hours of Jan. 10. 

The owner of Hit Stix in Benton wants people to know his facility welcomes softball and baseball players of all levels, from those simply getting into the game, to those who are looking to improve their play. 

The Benton Personnel, Health and Safety Committee discussed the city's fireworks ordinance at its meeting on Monday. 

Amelia Lisowe, 9, Gold Award, left, Lorelie McClellan, 11, Silver Award, Braden Lisowe, 11, Gold Award, Raylee Wallace, 16, Bronze Award, not pictured, were awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award by the Arkansas Parent Center Organization. It is a national award that recognizes the …

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The identity of the male subject discovered early Saturday morning near the Military Road overpass has been confirmed and next of kin has been notified. 

The Young Players Second Stage group of Benton present "Heathers The Musical," a dark comedy that facilitates conversations about important issues including bullying, teen suicide, sexual assault and school violence.

At The Well Women's Restoration Ranch will hold its launch rally at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Family Life Center at Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton.