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August 20th, 2014

Accident involving school bus, car reported in Bauxite

August 20, 2014

An accident involving a school bus and a car was reported on Wednesday evening near Bauxite Cutoff Road, according to Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

Children were on board the bus at the time of the accident, but only three minor injuries were reported, Courtney said.

More details will be released at a later time.

Benton church offering way to avoid financial distress

August 20, 2014

First United Methodist Church of Benton is participating in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course designed to provide families and individuals with with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.

Classes meet once a week for a different lesson taught by program founder Dave Ramsey on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

Advocate group monitoring Alexander juvenile center

August 20, 2014

After an increased number of reported assaults at the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center in Alexander, an advocacy group, Disability Rights Center of Arkansas, is now monitoring the center.

The center has released a report about its findings but will still monitor the center, said Justin Nickels, communications specialist with the facility.

"We hope this report and the recommendations made within will help to move the discussion in the direction of creative and positive next steps toward a truly effective and humane juvenile justice system," according to the report.

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