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Saline County RSWMD partnering with Recycle Bikes for Kids

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (October 6, 2014) – This Saturday, Keep Bryant Beautiful and the Saline County RSWMD are teaming up for the Great Arkansas Clean-Up event for Saline County.

Their goal is to recycle bicycles for kids and adults. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. They are asking for your old bicycles and bicycle helmets that are laying around not being used and taking up your space.

Saline County RSWMD is partnering with Recycle Bikes for Kids that will refurbish bicycles that are collected and provide to kids who would otherwise not have one. There is a shortage of bikes in their warehouse.

Items that will be accepted: Bicycles, Bicycle Helmets, Bicycle Tires, Passenger Tires (off the rim), Metal, E-Waste, Bulky Items.

Two Locations:

First Southern Baptist Church (604 South Reynolds Road Bryant, AR)

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Hear Tales of Triumph, Tragedy Tuesday

Hear Tales of Triumph, Tragedy Tuesday

Catch the next Tales From the South (Dinner & Show) at the Argenta Branch library, Tues., Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m., featuring Dr. Daniel Black.

Originally from rural Arkansas, Dr. Black is professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. His newest release, The Coming, is a first-hand account of the trauma and triumph of Africans on a slave ship in the 16th century. Early reviewers are deeming this work “brilliant”, “poetic”, “a literary homage to the lives of those Africans tossed into the sea.” It will be released in the next several months. Dr. Black is currently in the final stages of a brand new novel titled Listen to the Lambs. This work explores the lives and agency of homeless people who find each other on the street and create heaven out of nothing.

Department of Correction holds annual horse auction

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – On Friday, people were able to preview horses for the annual Horse Auction.

The Arkansas Department of Correction Agriculture Division will host the auction on Saturday at the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton.

The public will have the opportunity to bid on up to 30 retired horses, colts and mules.

They can be previewed again on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon and the sale will begin at 1 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Severe weather likely this evening

Severe weather likely this evening

A band of storms already popping in Oklahoma this morning along an approaching cold front. Ahead of that front, warm and muggy conditions with increasing clouds.

Cold front arrives by later afternoon in NW Arkansas with a pretty decent chance of rain and storms. Timing in central Arkansas will be later tonight, and cool air arriving Friday. This weekend will be the second weekend of Autumn and it will certainly feel like it.

Thursday: high 87, mostly cloudy. pm t-storms

Friday: high 75, mostly sunny.


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Court sets oral arguments in Saline County case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 23 in a lawsuit that seeks to place a measure on the November ballot that would legalize alcohol sales in Saline County.

Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips ruled last month that a petition to place alcohol sales on the November ballot in Saline County fell short by nearly 90 signatures. Phillips had disqualified 159 signatures.

A group called Our Community, Our Dollars argues that there are enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. They say the Saline County Clerk's Office didn't certify 720 signatures once it believed the threshold to place the issue on the ballot had been reached.

Briefs from both sides will be due ahead of the oral arguments. Early voting begins Oct. 20 for the November election.

Happy Birthday to THV11’s Hayden Balgavy!

Happy Birthday to THV11’s Hayden Balgavy!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Happy birthday to our very own Hayden Balgavy!

The now 24-year-old works at THV11 as our sports producer, and he has some pretty awesome parents. They brought us cake and barbecue to celebrate!


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Include 'Birthdays and Anniversaries' in the email subject line. Our web producers will publish it to appear on our site. You can then share the link with anyone you would like!

Police: Suspects caught breaking into coin machines

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Police say they have two men in custody for allegedly trying to break into coin machines at a local car wash.

Police responded to Brown's Car Wash at 1118 Edison Ave. around 9:40 p.m. Oct. 1 after a call from a witness saying they saw subjects breaking into coin machines.

When officers arrived they talked to James McCool, 38, and Jessica Higgins, 28, who were at the scene. Based on information and evidence found, McCool and Higgins were arrested for attempting to break into coin machines.

Both are charged with criminal attempt to commit breaking and entering. This is an ongoing investigation and police say additional charges could be forthcoming.