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October 9th, 2013
FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have responded to the area of Congo/Shenandoah Road for a water main and service busted by a contractor. Customers in this area will see reduced water pressure for approximately two hours if things go well.
MESSAGE FROM BENTON UTILITIES:
Crews have just arrived on scene of a busted water main at the intersection of Hicks/Alcoa. Our crews have just called in an emergency locate for other facilities in the area to be marked. They are headed to get the necessary supplies and equipment to make the repair and as soon as all underground lines are marked, they will proceed with digging it up and making the necessary repairs. Folks in this area will probably experience anywhere from very low to no water pressure for the next 4 to 8 hours.
Corey Waters, 36, of Little Rock, was killed around 8 p.m. Monday when he was struck by an ambulance and a Greyhound bus while attempting to cross Interstate 30 near Exit 116 in Benton.
Authorities said they do not know why Waters was trying to cross the interstate highway.
An initial Arkansas State Police report incorrectly stated Waters' age as 16.
BENTON - Authorities have confirmed that a man was killed around 9 p.m. after being struck by multiple vehicles on Interstate 30 in Benton near Holland Chapel Baptist Church.
According to police, the man was trying to cross the interstate from the north side to south side.
Traffic has been stopped and is being rerouted around the accident.
Saline Courier Editor Brent Davis is on scene and will have more details in tomorrow's issue of the paper.
The City of Shannon Hills will hold its regular monthly meeting of the city council Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
During the meeting, Treasurer Mary Meyers will present a financial report for the city. Department head reports from public works, police and fire departments will be given.
A jury of five men and seven women deliberated approximately seven and one-half hours before deciding that a former Alexander police officer was not guilty of wrongdoing in the Sept. 8, 2012, shooting death of Carleton Wallace.
See Saturday's edition for full details.
A jury has begun deliberations in the manslaughter trial of a former Alexander police officer. The trial for Nancy Cummings, 47, began Thursday in Saline County Circuit Court. The state rested its case earlier today and the defense then rested without calling witnesses.
Cummings is charged in conjunction with the shooting death of Carelton Wallace, 30, of Bryant.
The Saline Courier will follow the story and post updates as they become available.
Before Sheriff Cleve Barfield began his official duties on Tuesday, he was already making personnel changes.
Effective Oct. 1, on Barfield's first day in office, the personnel roster no longer included Chief Deputy Bill Field and administrative secretary Mistie Oswalt.
"They were not retained," Barfield said Wednesday in response to inquires.
He has not named a new chief deputy.
"I haven't put anybody in there yet," he said, "but maybe I will in the next few days.
The Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command began taking applications for the Christmas Assistance Ministry Program.
Children up to age 12 are eligible to apply for the program.
Parents wishing to apply can turn in application from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at 129 North Main St.
Applications will be accepted Oct. 1-4.
Parents should bring the following documents:
â€˘picture ID for head of household
â€˘certified birth certificate for all children in the home up to age 12
A significant event is occurring at 5:30 p.m. today when the Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission and the city of Benton host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Benton Event Center.
In November 2011, the residents of Benton approved a bond issue to finance construction of the center. Construction took 15 months.
The public is encouraged to attend today's ceremony.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the building was held on July 3, 2012. The first event to be held in the facility is a gun and knife show set for Oct. 5 and 6.