We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

The Saline County District Court has rescheduled certain court cases due to the novel coronavirus.

In a letter sent to parents and student of Benton Junior High School, Principal Chad Pitts has outlined the plans to continue education while students remain out of school.

Due to the current COVID-10 pandemic and the recommendations of the White House and the Center for Disease Control, county and city officials have issued a joint statement encouraging families to practice strict social distancing and to cancel travel plans.

The Benton School District has issued a statement regarding Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to extend school closures through April 17 due to COVID-19.

The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management has issued a warning concerning COVID-19 scams that have arisen amid the rapidly spreading pandemic.

Keith Brooks has been declared the winner of the GOP primary election for the District 31 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

breaking hot featured popular

Two Saline County School districts have issued statements in the wake of the first known case of COVID-19 being confirmed in the state.

Bryant Alderman RJ Hawk is asking for a recount after losing the GOP primary for the District 31 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives to Keith Brooks by just 27 votes during Tuesday's primary election.

According to Bryant Police Department Sgt. Todd Crowson, the department is investigating a pedestrian accident that has resulted in the death of a boy.

Saline County Judge Jeff Arey and members of the Saline County Quorum Court honored longtime Saline County Extension Office CEA Staff Chair Ron Matlock for his years of service to the county during Monday night’s meeting of the Quorum Court's Finance Committee.

Two new officers with the Benton Police Department participated in a swearing-in ceremony during Monday night’s Benton City Council meeting.

The Benton School Board has approved a new certified and classified salary schedule after a presentation by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Larry Smith and a lengthy discussion Wednesday.

The Pulaski County Circuit Court ruled Wednesday that Arkansas House of Representatives candidate Marietta McClure is a resident of District 28 in Saline County and can continue her candidacy in the primary race.

The Saline County Quorum Court Finance Committee has approved a measure that will allow the county to move forward with the hiring of a comptroller.

CenterPoint Energy will be replacing gas pipes in Benton this week in a project aimed at replacing existing natural gas pipes including both mains and service lines.

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.

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.

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.

The Benton Police Department is searching for a missing teen.

The theme for this year’s Ralph Bunche Community Development Cooperation Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will be “We Are Better Together.”

The UA-Little Rock Benton Campus Advisory Board has passed two resolutions that it will pass on to the UA-Little Rock Board of Trustees as the academic institution decides what to do with the buildings and property in the wake of the campus’ closure.

Staff members of the Bryant Chick-fil-A celebrated an incredible milestone on Monday when they hit a sales goal for the year 2019 that earned them the honor of being named a Symbol of Success store.

A passion for taking the old and making it new again has enabled one Benton man to turn his love for vintage buses into a thriving business.

Longtime Saline County Justice of the Peace Barbara Howell has confirmed that her home burned shortly after midnight Christmas Day.

Benton Middle School students got a chance to try their hand at a real live auction held on Wednesday as part of their math curriculum during the fall semester.

UA Little Rock has officially announced the closure of the Benton Campus following the Spring 2020 semester. See today's edition of The Saline Courier for full details and follow us on Facebook for a link to the full story which will be posted later today.

Angie Grant Elementary is celebrating the accomplishments of one its own after two outstanding performances in chess tournaments.

The Benton School District Athletic Department is warning local residents and businesses about an individual representing himself as a fundraising sponsorship group for Benton High School Football.

hot featured

The City of Benton will host the inaugural Burt Reynolds Celebration on Dec. 2 and 3 featuring cars from "Smokey and the Bandit" and "White Lightning."

hot featured top story

In an emotional morning of victim impact statements, family members of Dr. Stanley Kaiser took to the stand in Saline County Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips' courtroom to share their thoughts during the sentencing hearing for their loved one's murderer.

breaking hot featured

According Saline County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Joe Traylor, the mother of Louie Schneider, a terminally ill Saline County boy, is currently under investigation.

featured

The Benton High School volleyball team was honored Monday night with a Panther Pride Award from the Benton School Board for their success during the 2019 season.