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June 16th, 2014

Aaron Calvin “Happy” Westbrook Jr.

June 16, 2014

Aaron Calvin “Happy” Westbrook Jr., 88, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Father’s Day, Sunday June 15, 2014 at Heartland Rehab in Benton.  Born Aaron Calvin Westbrook Jr. on April 6, 1926, the second son and third child of A.C. “Happy” Westbrook Sr. and Esta Martin Westbrook in Benton, Arkansas. 

Benton man killed Sunday after truck collides with tree

June 16, 2014

Gary Weems, 59, of Benton was killed around 3:40 p.m. Sunday in Garland County when he lost control of his 1999 Ford F-250. According to the Arkansas State Police, Weems left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

For more information, grab a copy of Tuesday's Saline Courier.

Dabbs pushes for CodeRED

June 16, 2014

The Bryant City Council has called a special meeting for tonight at 7 p.m. This morning, Mayor Jill Dabbs issued a statement in favor of adding CodeRED back to the city's budget.
"I support their decision as it is important for your local government to have the means to effectively communicate with city residents. Text messages and phone calls are the quickest, most targeted, cost efficient manner to communicate emergencies as well as important notifications to the greatest number of people, she said.

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