The Daily Press http://bentoncourier.com http://bentoncourier.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Saline Courier | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-05T07:28:46-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11923Local agencies warn of treacherous conditions2015-03-05T07:28:46-05:002015-03-05T06:56:24-05:00The Saline CourierEntergy is reporting multiple power outages in areas just south of Bryant and in the areas of Traskwood, Haskell and Glen Rose, with estimated repair times as late as 10 p.m.Multiple county agencies are reporting difficulty navigating area roadways, even with four-wheel drive, and noted several stranded ambulances from overnight calls. Benton, ARCourier StaffLocal agencies warn of treacherous conditionsNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11923Change0Usable2015-03-05T06:56:24-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11922Haskell police respond to vehicle in water2015-03-05T00:17:56-05:002015-03-04T23:49:11-05:00The Saline Courier-------------------------------------------------------------------First responders in Saline County were dispatched to Dotted Lake in Haskell just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night following a report of a vehicle in the water.Roads were slick following hours of steady sleet. Details of the incident are currently unknown, according to county officials, and more information will be posted as it becomes available.Benton, ARSaline Courier StaffHaskell police respond to vehicle in waterNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11922Change0Usable2015-03-04T23:49:11-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11921Weather-Related Closings2015-03-05T07:20:15-05:002015-03-04T13:07:07-05:00The Saline Courier• Arkansas National Guard: Inclement weather policy. • Ascent Children's Health Services: CLOSED • Bauxite School District: CLOSED• Benton City Offices: CLOSED• Benton District Court Cases: Thursday cases continued until Thursday, March 12.• Benton First United Methodist Church Daycare: CLOSED• Benton Public Schools: CLOSED• Bryant District Court• Bryant Public Schools: CLOSED• Harmony Grove School District: CLOSED• Saline County Courthouse: Opening at 10 a.m.• State offices for non-essential personnel in LR Metro area: CLOSED• The Center at Bishop Park: Closed until 12 p.m.Closings are reported by schools, businesses, churches and local government. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Other closings and delays may be submitted via email to mreynolds@bentoncourier.com.Benton, ARCourier StaffWeather-Related ClosingsNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11921Change0Usable2015-03-04T13:07:07-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11916Forecasters: Ice, snow head to Arkansas2015-03-04T10:07:56-05:002015-03-04T10:07:56-05:00The Saline CourierA statement from the Storm Prediction Center on Wednesday warned of sleet, ice and snow accumulations. It said the freezing line at the surface largely paralleled Interstate 44 as of 6 a.m. Wednesday and was moving southeastward at 15-25 mph.Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for all but one of Arkansas' 75 counties. Benton County is under a winter weather advisory.The National Weather Service predicted 4-6 inches of snow from Jasper to Blytheville, 2-4 inches in a band from Fayetteville to Little Rock to West Memphis and 1-2 inches from Mena and Texarkana eastward to the Mississippi River.Benton, ARThe Associated PressForecasters: Ice, snow head to ArkansasNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11916Change0Usable2015-03-04T10:07:56-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11915County library used book sale set for March 72015-03-04T10:02:57-05:002015-03-04T10:02:57-05:00The Saline CourierThe sale is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.Library Director Erin Waller said the book sale is one of the best fundraisers for the library, and she attributes it to the unique finds at reasonable prices.More information is available at www.salinecountylibrary.org.Benton, ARCourier StaffCounty library used book sale set for March 7No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11915Change0Usable2015-03-04T10:02:57-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11914First day of Bryant millage early vote sees high turnout2015-03-04T09:51:22-05:002015-03-04T09:49:28-05:00The Saline CourierEighty-five residents voted at the Benton poll and 492 residents voted in Bryant, according to the Saline County Clerk’s office. “The number of early voters is an indicator of how much our patrons have educated themselves about the millage proposal,” said Superintendent Dr. Tom Kimbrell.The current millage rate for the Bryant School District is 37.2 mills. Officials are seeking an increase of 4.9 mills. If approved, the money generated will be used to build and update facilities around the district. Benton, ARCourier StaffFirst day of Bryant millage early vote sees high turnoutNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11914Change0Usable2015-03-04T09:49:28-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11913Overnight lane closures set for I-40, I-430 interchange2015-03-03T11:52:22-05:002015-03-03T11:52:22-05:00The Saline CourierCrews are putting down pavement on the ramp connecting northbound Interstate 430 and westbound Interstate 40. The northbound inside lane on I-430 will be closed north of the Maumelle exit.The work will take place overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Work will start at 9 p.m. each night and conclude by 7 a.m. the next morning. The closures will not be in effect during the day.Benton, ARCourier StaffOvernight lane closures set for I-40, I-430 interchangeNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11913Change0Usable2015-03-03T11:52:22-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11911NWS/Little Rock Hazardous Weather Outlook: Wednesday, March 42015-03-03T11:45:08-05:002015-03-03T11:44:17-05:00The Saline CourierAs temperatures drop Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the precipitation will transition from liquid rain to a wintry mix. The timing of the winter precipitation will occur around daybreak Wednesday morning across the north with some sleet but mainly snow expected. As the cold air surges south Central areas can expect to transition over in the early afternoon. A mix of some freezing rain, but mostly sleet and snow, will occur across the middle of the state. Southern sections will change over by the late afternoon or early evening with the potential for significant amounts of ice due to a prolonged period of freezing rain. Please note that the exact timing of the transition could change as more data is received.Benton, ARCourier StaffNWS/Little Rock Hazardous Weather Outlook: Wednesday, March 4No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11911Change0Usable2015-03-03T11:44:17-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11910Benton Chamber's annual banquet is Tuesday2015-03-03T11:53:30-05:002015-03-03T11:33:49-05:00The Saline CourierThe banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Benton Event Center, 17322 interstate 30 North.Gary James, executive director of the chamber, encouraged attendance at the banquet."It's sure to be a night to remember with great networking and a fantastic meal," he said.Benton, ARCourier StaffBenton Chamber's annual banquet is TuesdayNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11910Change0Usable2015-03-03T11:33:49-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11909Early voting starts today in Bryant2015-03-03T10:41:03-05:002015-03-03T10:41:03-05:00The Saline CourierResidents can vote today through Friday at Grace Church in Bryant. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. In Benton, residents can vote at the “Vote Here” building today until Friday and then on Monday, March 9. The building will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The current millage rate for the Bryant School District is 37.2 mills. Officials are seeking an increase of 4.9 mills. If approved, the money generated will be used to build and update facilities around the district. Those who are unsure whether they are eligible to vote can visit voterview.org. Benton, ARSarah PerryEarly voting starts today in BryantNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11909Change0Usable2015-03-03T10:41:03-05:00