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November 25th, 2014

Dabbs leads Cox after Early Voting; Russell, Mitchell ahead in respective races

November 25, 2014


Mayor Jill Dabbs 53% 905 votes
Randy Cox 47% 817 votes

Paul Mitchell 79% 11 votes
Mayor Michelle Hobbs 21% 3 votes

Bill Russell 71% 24 votes
Eddie Jones 29% 10 votes

0 boxes from today's final voting have been counted.

Calls for business could be scammer

November 25, 2014

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so does the season of scams.

On Monday, the Benton Schools Athletic Department warned of two unauthorized companies contacting area business to sell ads for promotional items.

“End Zone Athletics and 5 Star Posters are not authorized to sell ads in the Benton School District,” Benton athletic director Randy McFarlin said.

The school dropped its contract with 5 Star Posters almost a year ago, before McFarlin came on.

Bryant 5th-grader wins essay contest

November 25, 2014

Zoe Turner, a fifth-grader at Hurricane Creek Elementary School, likes the tenth day of Christmas in the seasonal song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

In fact, she likes it so much that she was able to convince the judges of an essay contest that it’s really the best day of all.

Zoe’s essay about that particular day was selected as the top essay among all of those submitted in the contest that was open to fifth-graders throughout Saline County. (The essay appears on page 10 of today’s Courier.)

PEARCY – After enduring a seven-game losing streak at the end of December and the beginning of...
BRYANT – Bryant senior guard Jakeria Otey scored a season-high 31 points in a 52-47 victory over...
BRYANT – The Bryant Hornets and Lady Hornets’ swim teams dominated and the Benton High school swim...


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