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December 5th

Mayor Mattingly Encourages Safety During Winter Storm

December 5, 2013

Major David Mattingly sent out a press release encouraging safety during the impending winter storm. Mattingly said, "We have held discussions with all department heads regarding whatever assistance the city can provide as a result of a bad winter storm. As we receive notice of where warming shelters will be located we will post that information on our website."
The city has been notified by Northside Church of Christ that they will be open as a warming center and can be reach at (501)315-1128.

December 4th

NOTICE: CASA Holiday Home Tour set for Dec. 8 has been canceled

December 4, 2013

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Saline County has canceled its Holiday Home Tour scheduled for Sunday, December 8th from 2 to 4 p.m. due to impending winter weather.

The Board canceled the Tour Wednesday out of concern for the homeowners, who were so graciously opening their homes, the Tour attendees and the CASA volunteers.

NOTICE FROM CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE: Jury orientation sessions canceled for Friday

December 4, 2013

The three jury orientation sessions scheduled for Friday has been postponed until Friday, December 13, 2013, Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan and Circuit Judge Gary Arnold announced Wednesday.

The decision to delay the orientation sessions was made because of the winter storm watch in effect for central Arkansas starting Thursday, Milligan and Arnold said.

December 2nd

Toys for Tots Caravan event canceled

December 2, 2013

The Toys for Tots Caravan project that was set to leave Benton on Saturday has been canceled due to the chance of inclement weather.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Plans announced for 10th annual Toys for Tots project

The 10th annual Toys for Tots caravan will leave the Benton area on Dec. 7 en route for Toy Hill in North Little Rock.
George Beyers of George Beyers Co. is the local coordinator for the project.
Beyers said the event is open to "any and all antique, vintage, classic, exotic, hot rod, street rod, low rider, street machine cars, trucks and specialty vehicles."

November 26th

Razorbacks to host only one game at War Memorial Stadium

November 26, 2013

The War Memorial Commission has announced that starting in 2014 season, the Arkansas Razorbacks will only host one game in War Memorial Stadium. Next year the only game in War Memorial will be when the Arkansas Razorbacks face the Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 18.
A press conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at War Memorial Stadium.

Fire destroys home of Benton family

November 26, 2013

Fire destroyed the home of Cynthia and Minor George in Benton on Monday. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

November 23rd

Winter weather predicted for Saline County

November 23, 2013

Winter weather is predicted for Sunday evening.
Check out the winter weather advisory.
http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/72022:4:US?phenomena=W...

November 21st

Activists walk out of UN climate talks

November 21, 2013

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate talks on Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the lack of results with just one day remaining.

Wearing "Polluters talk, we walk" T-shirts, the activists streamed out of Warsaw's National Stadium, where rich and poor countries were arguing over who should do what to fight global warming.

NFL embraces possibility of snowy Super Bowl

November 21, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of shrinking from the possibility that football's ultimate game could be played in a blizzard, organizers of the first outdoor, cold-climate Super Bowl have decided to embrace the snow as the game's unofficial theme.

In fact, some officials are positively hoping for snow.

"It would be disappointing if it didn't, quite frankly," said Brian McCarthy, the National Football League's top spokesman. "Weather and the elements are part of the game. And we are embracing it."

November 18th

RASMUSSEN POLL: What America Drinks

November 18, 2013

The results of a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports was released Nov. 18.
Two-out-of-three Americans consider themselves regular alcohol drinkers. They're almost evenly divided between those who drink for social reasons and those who drink because they enjoy it.
But there's a few surprises in what America thinks about drinking:
• Whites are more likely to say they enjoy drinking, while blacks and other minorities are more likely to say they drink to be sociable.

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