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Winnie Gail Hill

October 7, 2014

Winnie Gail Hill, 74, of Benton died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. 
She was born May 16, 1940, in Odessa, Texas, to the late Kenneth Elwood and Lillie Addie (Harmon) Franklin.
Mrs. Hill taught history in the Benton School District for more than 20 years, then taught in Alaska and eventually in the Bryant School District.  She was a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church. 

Jonesboro man gets 60 years in child sex case

October 7, 2014

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant.

The Jonesboro Sun reports the 28-year-old man took a deal with prosecutors Monday and pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault. He will receive credit for 235 days spent in jail and will be eligible for parole in 10 years.

Authorities say he started assaulting the girl in 2012 when she was 13 years old. The girl's mother says the man was living with them when the assaults began.

Candidates face off; Bryant mayoral opponents respond to campaign queries

October 7, 2014

Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs has drawn two opponents, Aldermen Randy Cox and Adrian Henley, for the November general election that includes municipal races.
To inform voters about their campaigns and proposals, The Saline Courier asked each candidate 10 questions. Each of their responses follows.

1. Why did you decide to run for mayor?

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