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June 25th, 2014

Cox named top softball coach in state

June 25, 2014

Heidi Cox, head softball coach at Benton High School, has been named 2014 Outstanding Softball Coach of the Year by the Arkansas High School Coaches Association.

Native of Texarkana, Cox took the helm at Benton in the fall of 2011 and has since taken her team to two 6A State Championship games (2013 and '14), winning her first title this past season with a 4-2 win over Sheridan.

Pick up a copy of Thursday's Saline Courier for the full story.

Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor 

June 25, 2014

DENVER — Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

"She's not out of touch," the former president declared at his family's annual domestic policy summit. Clinton noted that in law school his future wife sought legal assistance for the poor and later advocated for paid leave for new mothers during the 1970s.

Baptist seeking third term on Benton Council

June 25, 2014

Alderman Frank Baptist is seeking a third term to the Ward 1, Position 1 seat he holds on the Benton City Council.

Baptist has served on the council's Streets Committee for the past four years.

Reflecting on his time on the council, he noted that he has witnessed many improvements in the city, but said he has high expectations for even more projects to be instigated.

"I have helped respond to the city's needs, i.e., streets, drainage, parks, new civic center, recycling and future projects outlined in the mayor's annual state-of-the-city speech," he said.


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