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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 15, 2019

New Benton alderman has financial experience, servant mentality

Steve Brown of Benton, who is the youngest of nine children, said growing up poor helped shape his core values. Brown was appointed Aug. 29 to the vacant Ward 1 Benton City Council position. He replaces Kerry Murphy, who resigned in June after he moved to Paron. When he growing up in Augusta, his family was “very poor and weren’t afforded a lot of the luxuries that others were,” Brown said. “But [giving back] was still a value system th... READ MORE

Elaine Kneebone: Campus ‘in good hands’ with first female president By SAM PIERCE

On the lock screen of her phone, Elaine Kneebone has a quote from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. It says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”