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During a special meeting Thursday, the Bryant City Council will consider a memorandum of understanding to commit to the Saline Regional Public Water Authority.

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Participants make their way up and down a set of stairs in the Bryant High School Arena during the Bryant 911 Stair Climb on Saturday in honor of th 20th anniversary of 911. 

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Bryant School District released a statement on Friday addressing rumors that were circulating about Bryant High School.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there were 2,481 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 469,977. Active cases rose by 214 to 19,714. Deaths increased by 27 to 7,169.

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Habitat for Humanity of Saline County will hold another Chicken-n-Fish Fry fundraiser from 11 to 1 p.m. Thursday behind the ReStore, 112 S. Market Street in Benton.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Friday, there were 2,129 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 460,363. Active cases fell by 84 to 22,993. Deaths rose by 19 to 7,022.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday, there are 2,453 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 458,234. Active cases increased by 263 to 23,077. Deaths rose by 34 to 7,003.

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The Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Bryant Fall Fest to Bishop Park Sept. 25.

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The Saline County Library is calling for art submission from middle school, junior high and senior high students across Saline County for its Book Art Contest.

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On Tuesday, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,626 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 452,891. Active cases went down by five to 24,422. Deaths rose by 22 to 6,934.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Friday, there were 2,866 new cases of COVID-19 brining the cumulative total to 446,430. Active cases rose by 653 to 24,228. Deaths increased by 30 to 6,836.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday, there were 2,318 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 443,564. Active cases went down by 12 to 23,757. Deaths rose by 32 to 6,806.

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According to a post from Bryant Public School, downed power lines on Shobe Road are affecting bus transportation, especially around Meadowlake, Lexington Park and Johnswood. Students from other areas may be home late today.

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The Downtown Benton Business Partnership Spook City planners have made the decision not to hold this years event.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Wednesday, there were 2,781 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 441,246. Active cases increased by 459 to 23,587. Deaths rose by 25 to 6,774.

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Christian musician Zach Williams closes the Amplify Fest on Saturday. 

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Christian music artist Matthew West performs as the headline act on Friday night of Amplify Christian Music Fest. The show continues on Saturday. 

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Amplify Festival kicks off with a performance by Dalton Lee. A variety of Christian musicians will perform over the two day festival.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday,  there were 3,549 new cases of COVID-19, which Hutchinson said changed the downward trajectory of cases.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Tuesday, there were 2,203 new reported cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total to 422,866. Active cases fell by 315 to 23,783.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Friday, there were 3,023 total new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total 416,173. Active cases rose by 742 to 25,175. Deaths went up by 36 to 6,432. 

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Thursday, there were 2,318 bringing the cumulative total to 413,150. Active cases rose by 218 to 24,433. Deaths increased by 30 to 6,369.

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The Bryant School Board has moved its meeting location for its special meeting at 6 p.m today. The meeting will be held in the Fine Arts Center at Bryant High School. 

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One local legislator said she is disappointed and saddened a bill she sponsored that would allow individual school districts to mandate masks was rejected by an Arkansas House of Representatives committee during a special session of the Arkansas legislature.

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Due to multiple branch employees testing positive for COVID-19, the Saline County Library made the decision to close the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library through Aug. 12 so that the building may be cleaned and employees can be tested and receive their results.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Wednesday, there were 2,838 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total for the state to 394,461. Active cases rose by 1,060 to 20,559. Deaths increased by 15 to 6,230.

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Wednesday morning, Kristy Schneider, 42, pled no contest to  endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class D felony, before Saline County Circuit Judge Josh Farmer. Schneider reached a deal to plea in exchange for a sentence of 48 months probation.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Tuesday, there were 2,343 new cases of COVID-19 across the state bringing the cumulative total to 391,623. Active cases rose by 577 to 19,499. Deaths went up by 16 to 6,215.

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In a special meeting Monday night, the Benton City Council voted to suspend day passes at River Center for 30 days in order for the city to address safety concerns after a number of violent incidents, including one on Saturday where a weapon was allegedly wielded.

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ACHI has resumed posting local level COVID-19 data. Its latest report shows 100 Arkansas school districts in the "red zone," including Saline County Schools.

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Gov.  Asa Hutchinson has re-declared a public health emergency as a result of the rising number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced that her office will file a civil lawsuit against Kristy and Eric Schenider in regards to illegally obtained funds raised to allegedly help aid in the care of their supposedly terminally ill son, "Louie."

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An Alexander woman accused of purposefully presenting false information to doctors, which led to unnecessary medication and medical procedures to be given to her child, has been released on bond after turning herself in on a bench warrant Tuesday.

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A bench warrant has been issued for an Alexander woman accused of purposefully presenting false information to doctors which led to unnecessary medication and medical procedures to be given to her child.

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A Hensley man charged with rape in a case involving a juvenile victim is now facing an additional charge and will go to trial in January 2022

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A Traskwood woman has died as a result of injuries in a four-vehicle accident earlier this month and local law enforcement agencies, including the Benton Police Department, are seeking the driver of the vehicle who caused the accident and then fled the scene.

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A trial date has been set for a former Benton Police Department Officer facing charges related to a number of violent incidents in 2020.

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A Benton man, who is a convicted sex offender, has been formally charged with possessing child pornography.

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A Benton man is in custody at the Saline County Detention Center on a rape charge, according to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

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The city of Benton will hold a Street Committee meeting, a Community Development/Animal Control meeting and a Town Hall meeting to discuss the creation of arts and entertainment district in Downtown Benton during the city’s July 15 Third Thursday event.

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The trend of COVID-19 cases up over 1.000 continued on Wednesday with 1,309 new cases, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. That brings the cumulative total to 360,258. Active cases increased by 670 to 8,804. There were seven new deaths for a total of 5,977.

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health on Friday, there were 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 355,460. Active cases rose by 673 to 6,605. Deaths went up by four to 5,948.