August 25th, 2014
Jo Carol Harris, 81, of Benton passed away Aug. 20, 2014. She was born Aug. 13, 1933 in Haskell. Jo Carol graduated from Harmony Grove High School and went on to graduate from the St. Vincent School of Nursing in Little Rock after which she worked as an RN for the State Hospital in Little Rock. She was a member of North Side Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ord and Mildred Mitchell, husband Virgil Clifton Harris and a son, Gregory Lynn Harris.
Tiffany Dunn, an employee of the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District, was recognized as a Keep Arkansas Beautiful Lodestar.
According to the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, a lodestar is someone who "serves as an inspiration, model or guide."
In honor of its 25th anniversary, which it is calling its "Greeniversary," Keep Arkansas Beautiful is honoring 25 exceptional individuals for guiding their neighborhoods and communities in an effort to keep Arkansas clean, green and free of litter.
A teen who was arrested in connection with a "hill-jumping accident" earlier this month has since had his bond revoked after he received two additional traffic citations Thursday night.
Charles K. Sadler, 18, of Bryant was allegedly traveling 94 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 30 when he was pulled over near mile marker 117. Sadler received a citation for speeding and reckless driving, said Shea Meeler, Saline County Deputy Prosecutor.
Because he was the driver in the "hill-jumping accident," he was charged with manslaughter but was released on a $10,000 sheriff's bond.
Gary Garner, a teacher in the Benton School District, has announced his bid for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat on the Benton City Council.
Garner said he "chose Benton to raise my family because I believe it takes a community to raise a family, and this community has made that a great experience.
"I have two sons that have graduated from Benton High school and my other son is currently a senior there," he said. "It has been rewarding to see them grow and mature at our top-notch school district that has always had great test scores."