The Daily Press http://bentoncourier.com http://bentoncourier.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Saline Courier | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-12-17T16:13:02-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11547Arkansas St. names Shane Broadway vice president 2014-12-17T16:13:02-05:002014-12-17T16:09:35-05:00The Saline CourierASU System President Charles Welch said Shane Broadway, a former member of both the Arkansas House and Senate, will succeed Robert Evans, who is retiring."Shane brings to us an ideal blend of experience as a former legislator who is very knowledgeable about higher education and the processes of state government," Welch said in a statement. "He is also an alumnus and former student body president at Arkansas State.Benton, ARAssociated PressArkansas St. names Shane Broadway vice president No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11547Change0Usable2014-12-17T16:09:35-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11546Top theater chains, including Cinemark and Regal, cancel 'The Interview' showings 2014-12-17T15:48:51-05:002014-12-17T15:48:51-05:00The Saline CourierRegal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark have each pulled the movie. In a statement, Regal said it was delaying any showings of "The Interview" because of "the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats."Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace on Tuesday threatened moviegoers with violence reminiscent of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.Sony did not immediately comment on the news Wednesday. On Tuesday, the studio told exhibitors that the company understood if exhibitors pulled the film in light of the threats.Benton, ARAssociated PressTop theater chains, including Cinemark and Regal, cancel 'The Interview' showings No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11546Change0Usable2014-12-17T15:48:51-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11544Benton officer graduates from advanced training course2014-12-17T15:44:25-05:002014-12-17T15:41:38-05:00The Saline CourierThis course is “designed by Arkansas law enforcement leaders to set a standard that focuses on leadership, education and advancement in the law enforcement profession,” said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson. Benton, ARSarah PerryBenton officer graduates from advanced training courseNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11544Change0Usable2014-12-17T15:41:38-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11542VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 20142014-12-17T14:38:47-05:002014-12-17T14:38:24-05:00The Saline CourierBenton, ARNo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11542Change0Usable2014-12-17T14:38:24-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11541Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts 2014-12-17T14:32:26-05:002014-12-17T14:32:26-05:00The Saline CourierA man wearing a cowboy hat walked into Marylou's in Hyannis on Saturday and handed the worker behind the counter 15 envelopes, each containing a crisp $100 bill.Manager Victoria Grandy tells the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/1zmGccs ) "MERRY CHRISTMAS" was printed in red on the front of each envelope.Workers didn't recognize the man as a regular, but one employee said he resembled Santa Claus.A man, believed to be the same person, but this time wearing a ball cap, on Monday handed over eight envelopes containing $100 bills to the workers at the Dunkin' Donuts at the Cape Cod Mall.Benton, ARAssociated PressMystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11541Change0Usable2014-12-17T14:32:26-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11540Country singer Boyd crowned 'The Voice' champion 2014-12-17T14:14:55-05:002014-12-17T14:10:02-05:00The Saline CourierCraig Wayne Boyd, the country rocker from Blake Shelton's team, was named the winner of "The Voice" Tuesday.Boyd is the third country singer to win the NBC sing-off.The father from Nashville, Tennessee, was up against three finalists from Adam Levine's team: Runner-up Matt McAndrew, Chris Jamison, who took third place and Damien Lawson, who nabbed fourth.This is the fourth win for country star Shelton."We went into this thing with the odds stacked against us," Shelton said Tuesday during a post-finale news conference. "Will I rub it in Adam's face? He may quit the show before I'm done rubbing this in his face!"Boyd told reporters of his struggles to make ends meet while pursuing his dreams."It truly feels like validation that all the hard work that I put in up to this point has been worth it. I remember more than a year ago ... saying 'listen I may have to quit because it's not paying my bills. I'm losing my house, lost my pickup.' I didn't know what I was going to do."Boyd wins a record deal and the $100,000 grand prize.Benton, ARAssociated PressCountry singer Boyd crowned 'The Voice' champion No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11540Change0Usable2014-12-17T14:10:02-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11538Norman Bridwell, Clifford creator, dead at 862014-12-17T10:12:04-05:002014-12-17T10:12:04-05:00The Saline CourierScholastic, his longtime publisher, says Birdwell died Friday in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. He lived in Edgartown, Massachusetts.Starting in 1963 with "Clifford, the Big Red Dog," Bridwell wrote and illustrated more than 40 Clifford books, from "Clifford and the Grouchy Neighbors" to "Clifford Goes to Hollywood." More than 120 million copies have sold worldwide, along with cartoons, a feature film, a musical, stuffed animals, key chains, posters and stickers. Images of Clifford have appeared everywhere from museums to the White House.Benton, ARAssociated PressNorman Bridwell, Clifford creator, dead at 86No source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11538Change0Usable2014-12-17T10:12:04-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11535County unveils maps detailing potential liquor store areas2014-12-16T09:58:40-05:002014-12-15T15:42:10-05:00The Saline CourierThe map details where churches and schools are located and the 1,000-foot radius that prevents a liquor store from being placed. According to the map, the best possible locations for liquor stores will be along Military Road in Benton. Twenty-one liquor stores could soon be a reality for the county since voters decided to turn the county wet during November’s general election.A wet county will allow liquor stores and retail establishments to sell beer, wine and liquor in the county.Benton, ARSam PierceCounty unveils maps detailing potential liquor store areasNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11535Change0Usable2014-12-15T15:42:10-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11529Annual ‘Shop With Our Cops’ event set Tuesday2014-12-15T13:33:27-05:002014-12-15T13:33:27-05:00The Saline CourierOfficers participating this year will be from Alexander, Arkansas Health Center, Bauxite, Benton, Haskell, Shannon Hills, Saline County Sheriff’s Office and Traskwood. Benton, ARJosh BriggsAnnual ‘Shop With Our Cops’ event set TuesdayNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11529Change0Usable2014-12-15T13:33:27-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11528Glen Rose Board of Ed work session Thursday2014-12-15T10:13:58-05:002014-12-15T10:13:58-05:00The Saline CourierNo board action will be taken. Benton, ARCourier StaffGlen Rose Board of Ed work session ThursdayNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11528Change0Usable2014-12-15T10:13:58-05:00