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Bryant citizens can voice opinions on park improvements

BRYANT, Ark., —The Bryant Parks Department is now offering citizens the opportunity to prioritize their city park improvements via an online survey. The information will be gathered through the end of the year in order to establish a priority list for future parks improvements.  Utilizing the suggestions of multiple community organizations and Bryant citizens, the survey is comprised of over 50 multiple choice questions that rank each assessed need using a Likert (ranked average) scale of the comprehensive results. The data resulting from this survey will be compiled from now until December 31 at 11:59 p.m. Each survey must be completed in its entirety to be accepted as a qualifying survey.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Bryant officials pushing for neighborhood traffic circles

Bryant officials pushing for neighborhood traffic circles

BRYANT, Ark. - According to the Bryant officials, the City of Bryant receives phone calls from concerned residents regarding excess vehicular speeds in their neighborhoods almost weekly. 

Dana Poindexter, assistant of the mayor, stated that in some instances traffic control devices have been utilized to encourage speeders to slow down. In other cases the police department have been asked to set up within neighborhoods to run radar and write citations. 

As an alternative, the City of Bryant Public Works Department is proposing to place temporary traffic circles at selected neighborhood intersections, one in each of the four City wards. While such devices are fairly new to this area, they have long been used with great success in other cities around the country.

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Grace Church of Bryant will be hosting 'Harvest Party' on Saturday, November 7.

This is a free, family-friendly event. There will be live music, games and food for all those of all ages to enjoy. You will be able to Watch puppet performances, taste chili from a chili cook off and bounce around at a foam party. There will also be an antique car show.

The event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church located at 4200 AR-5 in Bryant.

 

 

Benton PD searching for driver behind hit-and-run near Junior High School

Benton PD searching for driver behind hit-and-run near Junior High School

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is searching for the driver that hit a 13-year-old on a skateboard Tuesday morning. 

At around 7:26 a.m., officers responded to a hit-and-run accident near the Benton Junior High School. When they arrived on the scene, police made contact with the 13-year-old victim who claimed he was skateboarding near the intersection of Border and North Street when he collided with a truck.  The victim told police that he was unable to stop as he and a truck approached the intersection. The teen reportedly hit the front driver's side of the vehicle, causing him to roll over the hood and land on the pavement. 

The vehicle is described as being a small dark colored truck with red wheel rims and a rusted, roughed up truck bed. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries to his knees, elbows, and head.   

11th Annual Saline County Coat Drive

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Winter is coming, and some are in need of the proper clothing to remain warm this coming cold season. 

On October 22, the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park is hosting a coat drive from 7:30 a.m. till 7:30 p.m. Those donating or in need of a winter coat can stop by during those hours. 

Organizers stated that they needed all sizes of coats especially women and children. They will also accept winter hats and gloves.

Arkansas Prosthetics and Pedorthics have partnered up again with Cjohn to make this happen. If you have any questions please call Lisa at (501) 860-6910 or email benton@arprosthetics.com

BNPD launches 'Be Wary, Don't Be Scary' fall initiative

BENTON, Ark. - The Benton Police Department (BNPD) is officially launching the ‘Be Wary, Don’t Be Scary’ fall initiative during the month of October. 

The ‘Be Wary, Don’t Be Scary’ initiative will be a program that has two primary goals:

One goal will be focusing on traffic related issues throughout the city, including speeding, distracted driving and other related offenses.