August 5th, 2014
BRYANT â€” Tylor Wright, 18, of Benton was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Midland Road in Bryant on Monday morning when the vehicle he was traveling in lost control and hit a tree. Wright died at the scene.
Saline County Deputy Matt Green was dispatched to the accident site around 2:13 a.m.
According to a police report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office, witness Austin Hanig, 18, of Bryant was riding in the bed of the 2002 white Ford F-150 moments before the accident.
The Mayorâ€™s Youth Advisory Councils in Saline County are joining forces to raise money for Dolly Partonâ€™s Imagination Library.
Jake Garner, news and media director for the effort, and Trevor Villines, director of the Bike-A-Thon, say â€śriders from all over are invited to participate. It is a family-friendly event.â€ť
Riders will start and end at Bentonâ€™s Tyndall Park on Saturday, Sept. 6. If it rains, the race will be moved to Sept. 20
This yearâ€™s Bike-A-Thon will have three route options â€“ a 50-mile route, a 10-mile route and a square loop for children around Tyndall Park.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials say traffic on Interstate 40 in St. Francis County will be detoured while a bridge is removed.
The AHTD says crews will begin removing a bridge on Highway 38 this week.
Traffic will be diverted across the Highway 38 ramps from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. starting on Tuesday. Traffic will cross Highway 38 and be placed back on I-40 using the existing entrance ramp.
This diversion of traffic will allow crews to begin the removal of the existing bridge structure on Highway 38.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the number of farmers markets in Arkansas has more than tripled over the past decade.
The media reports the number of farmers markets has swelled from 28 in 2004 to 97 in 2014. Five markets were added this year. That makes Arkansas' growth the sixth-highest in the country.
Zachary Taylor with the state's agriculture department says relaxed regulations and a desire for local food have expanded established markets and created new ones.