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The Benton School Board met and discussed student policies and a policy for classified employees to return contracts at a special meeting on Monday. 

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Saline County government and Saline County Economic Development Corporation officials will be hosting a lunch event Tuesday to give an update regarding the career and technical education center. 

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The Benton Police Department arrested 31-year-old Christopher Jenkins, of Benton, Thursday in connection with a May 18 hit-and-run.

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After a flatbed utility truck that was traveling westbound on Interstate 30 crashed near Exit 114, traffic is currently at a crawl on the interstate in both directions. 

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The Bryant Fire Department has extended the burning period through the end of the day June 21. 


With the new Bryant Junior High School set to open for the 2019-20 school year, the Bryant School District will be hosting a community expo featuring campus tours of the new school.

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Progress on the renovation of the historic Palace Theatre is moving at a faster pace than owner Shawn Hipskind planned.

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Beginning Sunday, the expansion of Interstate 30 will cause overnight closures in various areas between Exit 116 and Exit 111, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials. 

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A Hot Springs Village man was killed around 12:25 p.m. Thursday after his vehicle struck the trailer of an 18-wheeler on Arkansas 5 near Riverside Grocery and Catering in Benton.

Children at the Saline County Library try to help Nitro Joe, center, demonstrate air pressure by pulling apart two stuck plungers during the Nitro Joe Science Show at Herzfeld Library on Monday. Nitro Joe was the first activity to kick off the library's Summer Reading Program, which will hav…

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The Saline County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim that was killed during a single car accident at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The accident occurred in the 900 block of West Colonel Glenn Road. 


The Benton City Council Animal Control committee approved three changes to animal control regulations during their meeting last night, but the final say rests in the hands of the full council.


During a special meeting Tuesday, the Bryant City Council voted to terminate two members of the city’s Advertising and Promotion Commission.The commission’s President Bob Joiner and Treasurer Fran Miceli were terminated with Aldermen Lorne Gladden and Carlton Billingsley voting against the t…

With the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce Taste of Bryant scheduled for Aug. 8 at The Center at Bishop Park, the Chamber is seeking both food and exhibition vendors for the event. 

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The Bryant Fire Department has extended the city's burning period through the end of the day June 10. 

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The fight over access to the Saline River near Mountain View and Tony Kelly roads came to end on Thursday with Judge Jeff Arey handing down his ruling on the matter.


During a thunderstorm Wednesday, a lightning strike hits a flag pole at Everett Buick GMC in Benton. The footage was captured on a dash camera and provided by Greg Davis, a freelance photographer for The Saline Courier.

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The 2019 class of the Bryant Athletic Hall of Honor will be inducted during a ceremony Saturday. A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryant High School Multipurpose Room with the ceremony following at 7 p.m. 


The River Center was filled with laughter and a few tears as family, friends and co-workers gathered together to celebrate the retirement of Capt. Dennis Mitchell after 30 years of service with the Benton Fire Department.

Family, friends and co-workers gathered together at the Wood Grill Buffett to celebrate the retirement of James Ray after 50 years of working as a bus driver for the Benton School District.

On June 7, Trey Gowdy, former Congressman from South Carolina, will be the keynote speak at the Reagan-Rockefeller Dinner put on the Republican Party of Arkansas at the Benton Event Center. 


A boil order has been issued by Benton Utilities due to a broken water main. The following was shared on the Utilities' social media page:

Monica Zaremba, a ninth grade Algebra teacher at Benton Junior High, has been named as the district’s teacher of the year.

The Benton VFW Post 2256 is partnering with local Boy Scouts of America Troops and Cub Scout Packs to honor Veterans who gave their lives for their country.

The Benton City Council passed two new ordinances Monday night related to the recent decision to raise stormwater fees in order to fund much-needed maintenance and repairs to the street and drainage system throughout the city.

With a decisive win, newly elected Benton School Board member Paul Childress is ready to serve the community and the kids in the Benton School District.

While a second hearing concerning public access to the Saline River near Mountain View and Tony Kelly roads will not be held until May 30, a number of opinion letters have been sent to Judge Jeff Arey including those from the three viewers Arey appointed to investigate the matter.The matter …

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A golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Saline County was scheduled to take place today. Due to the threat of severe weather, the tournament has been rescheduled. 

Benton Mayor Tom Farmer and City Attorney Brent Houston hand over the keys to the historic Palace Theatre to new owner Shawn Hipskind. While the specifics of what the building will become are still in the works, Hipskind hopes to turn the building into a downtown destination that will bring …

The Arkansas Department of Education has announced that Caldwell Elementary School has received $25,236 through the Arkansas Recognition Program. Awards are based on information from the 2017-18 school year. Schools that receive the funds are in the top 10 percent of public schools that achi…

The Benton School Board voted to approve a measure during Monday's meeting that will increase the number of school resource officers from five to seven for the 2019-20 school year.

The Benton Police Department recently honored a retiring officer for his many years of service to the department and the residents of Benton.

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