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August 23rd, 2012

Entergy line raises concerns

August 23, 2012

A new energy transmission line for Entergy Arkansas will soon be located in Benton; however, a number of area residents have expressed some serious concerns about this type of project.
Benton Utilities' Electric Department has issued a formal news release about a new energy transmission line for Entergy Arkansas being located in the city.
The announcement, issued by Jeff Barnett, manager of the department, is being made primarily for informational purposes to alert Benton Utilities customers to anticipated construction related to the installation of the high-voltage line.

Carol J. Johnson

August 23, 2012

Carol J. Johnson, 68, of Bauxite went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 20. She was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Little Rock to the late Woodrow and Ola Jones. She was s homemaker and former medical assistant. She was a member of Hurricane Lake Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Johnson Sr.; her parents; and her sisters, Linda Raines and Bernice Smith.

Lorane Flowers McBryde

August 23, 2012

Lorane Flowers McBryde, 91, of North Little Rock passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Aug. 20. She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Spring Hill (Hempstead County), the daughter of Will D. and Annie Maude Collins Flowers. Mrs. McBryde was reared and received her early education in Spring Hill. She was the salutatorian of the Spring Hill High School class of 1939.
Lorane Flowers married Cecil Lee McBryde Sr. on June 1, 1939. Mr. McBryde preceded her in death in 1989.

Debrah J. White Newby

August 23, 2012

Debrah J. White Newby, 59 of Benton went to be with her Lord on August 20, with her family by her side.  She was born on May 20, 1953 to Tildon and Wilma White in Toole, Utah.  Debrah was a very devoted and loving mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking and gift giving.  Debrah retired from the Bryant School District as a teacher after 28 years.  She was a member of Church at Rock Creek, where she loved to go and hear the word of God. 
Debrah is preceded in death by her father, Tildon White and two brothers, Dewayne White and Keith White.

James H. “Arlie” Moore Sr.

August 23, 2012

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Charles Arthur “Chuck” Tallent

August 23, 2012

Charles Arthur “Chuck” Tallent of Benton, a retired deputy for the Saline County Sheriff's Office, passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on Aug. 20.
Tallent was born Jan. 20, 1947, in Hollis. He served his country in the U. S. Navy Seabees (Can Do, We Build-We Fight). He also served as a Saline County Deputy Sheriff, at the rank of Sergeant and worked in law enforcement for 27 years. He will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Arthur Tallent; and a sister, Ada Louise Bata. 

Larry Curtis Whitley

August 23, 2012

Larry Curtis Whitley, 71, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.  He was born Nov. 19, 1940, in Little Rock to Kathryn Northern Whitley and John Curtis Whitley, who preceded him in death.

August 22nd

Benton couple arrested for multiple storage building thefts

August 22, 2012

A married couple from Benton face numerous charges for allegedly breaking into multiple storage buildings throughout Saline County, according to Benton police.
Lt. Kevin Russell said that any individuals renting or owning a storage building in the local area should inspect it to ensure that they also are not a victim of theft. If a unit is found to be burglarized, the individual should call the local police department.
"I would also encourage people to periodically check them just to ensure their property is safe," Russell said.

Homecoming celebration scheduled Sunday at First United Methodist

August 22, 2012

A homecoming celebration is scheduled this Sunday, Aug. 26, at Benton’s First United Methodist Church.
Three former pastors be preaching for services that day.
The Rev. Don Nolley will preach at the 8 a.m. traditional worship service in the sanctuary; the Rev. John Dill will preach at the 9 a.m. contemporary service in the Christian Life Center; and Dr. Victor Green will preach at the 11 a.m. traditional worship service in the sanctuary.
Special music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir at the traditional services and by the Praise Team at the contemporary service.

August 21st

Burn ban lifted for Saline County

August 21, 2012

The Office of Saline County Judge Lanny Fite confirmed to The Saline Courier today that the county is no longer under a burn ban.
Sheila Doughty, firewire information officer for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, also said that across the state the wildfire danger has been reduced from the extreme level to high level.
"Due to scattered rain and elevated relative humidity values, the wildfire danger has been lowered to the high wildfire danger level," she said. "Open burning is still discouraged as during high wildfire danger fires can escape and containment can be difficult," she said.

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