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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 25, 2016
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Students in the proposed Saline County Career and Technical Education Center might gather in a collaborative space such as this to discuss classwork and/or collaborative projects.

Community hears plans for career-technical education center

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Saline County is one step closer to building a career and technical education center that would serve students in several school districts. The Saline County Economic Development Corp. hosted an informational meeting Sept. 14 at the Benton Event Center for community leaders, business owners and educators to hear plans about the proposed Saline County Career and Technical Education Center. SCEDC Director Lamont Cornwell said the center w... READ MORE

Voters approve millage increases in 2 school districts CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Residents in the Hot Springs School District, as well as those in the Sheridan School District, approved millage increases in Tuesday’s statewide school elections.

Church, business volunteers aid in annual Habitat build By JILLIAN MCGEHEE

More than 150 volunteers grabbed their hard hats and hammers to participate in Habitat for Humanity of Saline County’s 11th annual Apostles Build Week, Sept. 10-16.

Spa-Con makes first bam next weekend By SAM PIERCE

HOT SPRINGS — The Garland County Library and Visit Hot Springs have joined forces to present the area’s first Spa-Con, a weekend-long event beginning Friday.

Literacy council to host folk-concert fundraiser By JILLIAN MCGEHEE

More than 10,000 people in Garland County are functionally illiterate, meaning they can not read at a fifth-grade level, said Laura Lee Williard, executive director of the Literacy Council of Garland County.