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To help bridge the gap caused by moving the start of school back to Aug. 24, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County have decided to continue its summer program for three more weeks for its current members.

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The Benton Police Department has identified the suspect in a hit-and-run that resulted in a Louisiana man’s death in July.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Athletic Association announced during the COVID-19 briefing Friday, football players will be able to begin practicing with helmets and not contact next week and volleyball players and cheerleaders will be able to practice.

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Despite dealing with bad weather and the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the new Saline County career and technical education facility is going smoothly.

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The Benton Police Department is continuing to search for a suspect and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in a Louisiana man's death earlier this month.

In preparation for students returning to school at the end of August, Arkansas' tax free weekend will be this Saturday and Sunday.

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During the COVID-19 daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Verizon will be the third vendor for the 20,000 wifi access points the state plans to purchase for schools.

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Dustin Parsons and Tamme Adams check out the work the Democratic Party of Saline County has done to make their Downtown Benton building more beautiful.

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Benton Street Department employee Craig Vidrine paints the crosswalk at the intersection of Market and Conway streets in Benton on Tuesday.

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Everett Buick GMC is once again on top of the General Motors world as its has been named the 2019 Dealer of the Year and Mark of Excellence recipient.

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With 734 new cases of COVID-19, the state has now had 40,181 cumulative cases of the virus Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during his daily briefing on Tuesday.

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The 2020 Saline County Fair, Rodeo & Bull Riding has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, the fair officials announced Monday.

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The Bryant Board of Education voted to adopt a revised calendar for the 2020-21 school year to comply with Gov. Asa Hutchinson moving the start date for schools back to Aug. 24.

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During the daily COVID-19 briefing Monday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the state will us $10 million in CARES Act funding to provide 20,000 wi-fi access points to rural students without internet access. 

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The Arkansas Education Association and the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics are partnering for a virtual town hall Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss what it will take to create safe learning environments for Arkansas’ students and educators.  


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The Benton Police Department is searching for a suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in a Louisiana man's death.

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For the second day, new cases of COVID-19 hover around 1,000. Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported 990 new cases Friday, bringing the total to 37,245 . 

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The Benton Police Department is currently investigating a possible hit-and-run incident after the body of a male subject was located Friday morning along the Interstate 30 south service road.

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In light of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s announcement of a statewide mandate requiring masks or facial coverings, law enforcement agencies across the state having been issuing statements on how their departments will be handling the issue.

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The Benton School District has released its plan for the 2020-2021 school year and will be offering students the option to attend either in-person or virtually.

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The Harmony Grove School District has put out a 2020-21 calendar and a list of frequently asked questions to help parents prepare for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

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The body of a "deceased male" has been located along the Interstate 30 south service road today in Benton near the on ramp in the area of I-30 Plaza and the Congo Road overpass, according to Captain Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Department.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported during his daily COVID-19 briefing Thursday that there has been 1,013 new cases of the virus since Wednesday, though he added some of those cases were late entries from the previous day.

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The Benton School Board has unanimously approved the 2020-2021 school year calendar, including an August 24 start date for the district.

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New cases of COVID-19 rose by 591 from 3,933 tests results, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during Wednesday's briefing.

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A group that formed in response to the recent Black Lives Matter protest on the Saline County Courthouse lawn is planning to hold three Dialogues on Race with community leaders and members.

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New cases of COVID-19 increased by 728 to 34,655 Gov. Asa Hutchinson reported during his daily briefing on Tuesday.

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Offering a wide variety of pizza, salads, sandwiches and desserts, Hideaway Pizza opened its 20th location in Benton on Monday in The Shoppes at Benton.