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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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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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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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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.


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.

The Benton School Board approved a one-time bonus for employees during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

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Facing upgraded charges of capital murder, a 29-year-old Benton man accused of fatally shooting his brother and sister-in-law was denied bond in Saline County District Court this morning.


The former volunteer fire chief for the Turtle Creek Fire Department, along with a former bookkeeper, were sentenced in Saline County Circuit Court on Thursday after both admitted to theft from the department.

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Benton Utilities has issued a boil order for a number of its customers after a water main break.

The annual Blessing of the Animals was held on October 19 at the Benton Dog Park. The event is held by St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Benton as part of the celebration of St. Francis Day. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and is also known for preaching to animals during his lifetime.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office presented the Quorum Court with a proposal to add certificate and degree pay for deputies in order to increase retention rates within the sheriff’s office during a meeting Monday.

The Benton Police Department has welcomed five new officers after a swearing-in ceremony held during Monday night’s city council meeting.

In a historic moment for the city of Benton and the state of Arkansas, the first Safe Haven Baby Box has been successfully installed at Benton Fire Station No. 3. Many gathered for the dedication ceremony on Wednesday.

When Benton resident Shelly Carson arrived at the hospital in labor with her third child Sept. 11, 2001, she had no way of knowing that her world would change so much in just a few short hours.

While the family and friends of the late Charles “Darren” Hass are still hurting from their loss, one thing that is clear is that during his life, Hass made sure to be a source of laughter and joy to those around him.

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has issued a Public Letter Of Caution to a Saline County Justice of the Peace after a complaint was filed regarding illegal campaign contributions.

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The Benton City Council personnel committee, along with other council members, has chosen to appoint Steve Brown to the vacant Ward 1 council position left open after the resignation of Kerry Murphy.

The Benton City Council has chosen a broker to facilitate obtaining quotes for new group insurance for city employees.


The Benton City Council personnel committee unanimously voted to go through an interview process to appoint an alderman to fill the Ward 1 council position recently vacated by Kerry Murphy.

It’s been a week since the Benton City Council voted to install the state's first Safe Haven Baby Box in the Central Fire Station and a program to raise money to cover the costs is already underway.