All posts by Jillian McGehee

  • Jerry Ponder

    Jerry Ponder chose Benton as home for his family 17 years ago. He delved into the community and has served as an alderman for 12...

  • Allen Scott

    With just four years to go until he reaches teacher retirement, Allen Scott says that running for mayor now is worth the risk. Scott has...

  • Terry Benham

    Terry Benham prides himself in his entrepreneurial leadership. What started with a $2,500 loan out of high school, turned into a multi-million-dollar business. He hopes...

  • Zac Wallace: Taking the Lead and Running With It

    As the Benton Panthers take on the Bryant Hornets for one of the most anticipated high school football games in the state (if not the...

  • Laura Wooten: The Last Dance

    For 28 years, Laura Wooten has felt at home with her dance girls, coaching them to victory; but more importantly, she has made positive lasting...

  • Gina’s Catering – 6 Years

    “A catering company for common people.” That idea was the spark that led Gina Simpson to start her own catering business. Going strong since May...

  • Eat My Catfish – 9 Years

    Eat My Catfish celebrates 9 years of satisfying taste palettes with crispy fish and all the fixin’s. What started in a food truck in Benton...

  • Duck, Duck Derby

    It’s for the whole family. It raises money for a cause while spotlighting several nonprofits organizations in the area. And did we mention that it’s...

  • Relaxation to Recreation: Saline River Canoe

    Arkansas is known for its outdoor activities and attractions, on land and in water. Running through Saline County is a popular destination for water sport...

  • Superhero: Glenda Bloxom

    Glenda Bloxom spreads her own kind of wonder to make life better for students and the community.