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April 15th, 2014

Bryant Middle School evacuated

April 15, 2014

Bryant Middle School has been evacuated for a possible bomb threat. Police are on scene investigating, said Sgt. Todd Crowson, Bryant Police Department spokesperson.

April 7th

Bryant School Board will meet tonight

April 7, 2014

The Bryant School Board will be meeting for an executive session at 8 p.m. today in the multipurpose room at Bryant High School. According to the agenda, the board will be meeting to considers resignations and employment.

Charges dropped in manslaughter case of former Little Rock officer

April 7, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy is asking a judge to throw out the case.
A trial set for next month would be the third for Josh Hastings, who prosecutors say was reckless when he fatally shot Bobby Moore in 2012. Juries couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in his previous trials.
Attorney Bill James argues for Hastings that a third trial should be blocked on constitutional grounds of due process and fundamental fairness. Prosecutors haven't yet filed a response.

April 1st

'In View Series' hosted by Larry King feature to cost Benton district $27,900

April 1, 2014

Benton School District's selection for an "In View Series" hosted by Larry King television broadcast has been confirmed by school district officials. The show's executive producer informed Superintendent Jeff Collum that Benton has been selected as one of the top districts in the nation and will be featured as one of the schools "leading learners into the 21st Century."

Accident causes delays in Bryant

April 1, 2014

Because of a recent accident, the traffic signal at the intersection of Mills Park and Highway 183 will be operating on a flashing red light until repairs are completed.
A new panel box will need to be constructed which could take several days, said Dana Poindexter, assistant to the mayor.
"We are asking that everyone use extreme caution in this area," she said.
This intersection will be considered a four-way stop and requires all drivers to make a complete stop before proceeding through.

March 27th

Pizza fundraiser to benefit Bryant dog park

March 27, 2014

Residents can make a donation to the Bryant dog park by eating at U.S. Pizza during the "Dog-Gone Good Pizza" fundraiser set today from 5 p.m. until the restaurant closes at 10 p.m.
Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Bryant Dog Park Build, said Tricia Power, animal control director.
U.S. Pizza also has a dog-friendly outdoor terrace, so people can bring their dogs to enjoy the event as well.

March 24th

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane believed to be in Indian Ocean

March 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean.

If confirmed, the news would be a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard.

March 20th

Lt. Governor candidate to run on campaign to abolish the office

March 20, 2014

In a press release issued this morning, State Rep. Andy Mayberry wants to abolish the office he seeks. Mayberry today released details of his plan to eliminate the position of lieutenant governor in Arkansas. He is a Republican candidate for the office and will compete in the May 20 primary election. Mayberry first announced in August 2013 that he would run for lieutenant governor.

March 17th

Car hits side wall of the Rib Crib in Benton; Driver injured

March 17, 2014

Rescue personnel work to stabilize the driver of a Ford Focus after a collision at the Rib Crib in Benton. The accident occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. this morning. Witnesses say the driver had passed through the intersection of Military Road and Landers Road and was slumped over the steering wheel. The car proceeded across the parking lot at Bank of the Ozarks, hitting the side of the Rib Crib building. The driver was placed in a neck brace and taken to Saline Memorial Hospital. The identity of the driver has not been released.

March 11th

Bryant Superintendent placed on administrative leave

March 11, 2014

Bryant Superintendent Randy Rutherford has been placed on administrative leave for at least the next 30 days.
The district released this statement about the situation.
"The Bryant Board of Education is actively developing a plan to ensure interim leadership at the superintendent level. The board has the utmost confidence in the ability of the current administration to handle any questions or decision that may arise until an interim leader is designated."
Further information is confidential, said Rhonda Sanders, school board president.

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