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August 25th, 2014

"Hill-jumping" teen released without bond

August 25, 2014

The teen who was arrested in connection with a "hill-jumping" accident earlier this month appeared in District Court on Monday before Judge Mike Robinson for a bond hearing. Robinson did not give Sadler a bond saying that it was "because of his age."
Charles K. Sadler of Bryant had his bond revoked on Aug. 20 and he was arrested on Aug. 21 after he received two traffic citations on Aug. 14.
Sadler was pulled over by Arkansas Highway Police for allegedly traveling 94 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 30. Sadler was cited for speeding and reckless driving according to the officer.

Longhills' lasting legacy

August 25, 2014

Mark Twain is credited with the quote, "Golf is a good walk spoiled."
Obviously, Twain never experienced a round of golf at Longhills among the rolling hills and tree-lined course that became a part of this community over a span of six decades.

Longhills is more than a golf course, it's a piece of county history woven into the fabric of many lives and families.

Longhills opened as a 9-hole course built by Bill Martin in 1955 and through various renovations and growth, the course extended to a full 18-hole, 6,400-yard layout in the 1960s.

The Martins were the original owners.

August 23rd

Keep Arkansas Beautiful honors Benton community leader

August 23, 2014

Tiffany Dunn, an employee of the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District, was recognized as a Keep Arkansas Beautiful Lodestar.

According to the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, a lodestar is someone who "serves as an inspiration, model or guide."

In honor of its 25th anniversary, which it is calling its "Greeniversary," Keep Arkansas Beautiful is honoring 25 exceptional individuals for guiding their neighborhoods and communities in an effort to keep Arkansas clean, green and free of litter.

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