October 23rd, 2014
The Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District has set a series of three public meetings to gather input about the future of the recycling bins in Saline County. The effort commonly is known as the "black box program."
Board members of the district have been discussing the program and the increasing cost associated with it during board meetings for several months.
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Benton Police Department
â€¢Officers responded to a report of vandalism to storage units at Tyndall Park Mini Storage on 4th Street.
*The Benton Water Department reported the theft of an asphalt "pizza cutter," a device that attaches to a backhoe and cuts asphalt with a large circular disc. The piece of equipment was last seen on the ground of a worksite at 913 Columbia Street.
*A woman reported the theft of her purse from her vehicle as it was parked at Castle Oak Apartments.
Joy Lynn Hammons, 32, of Benton passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born July 30, 1982, in Bastrop, La.
Joy is survived by her parents, Billy and Dawn Hammons of Benton; one brother, Philip Hammons of Benton; one sister, Carol Crawford and husband Matt of Benton; one niece, Emma Rose (Hammons) Burget of Benton; her grandparents, June and Denon Cagle and Elvis and Cathy Hammons, all of Crossett; and numerous family members and friends who will miss her dearly.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Bauxite Cemetery in Bauxite.