Media Outlet: The Saline Courier
Aliases: The Courier
Location: Benton, Arkansas, United States
News Network Affiliation: None
Former Affiliation(s): None
Owner: Horizon Publications
When the county was established in the early 1800s, it was named for the high concentration of brine springs in the area. Saline County, as it would be called, would be one of the few dry counties in the United States until 2014. The county is also home to more than 100,000 residents who in this incarnation are more conservative in their political leanings than in the recent past (election of Clinton).
A major source of news and information to Saline County is the paper of the same name. The Saline Courier covers areas including Alexander, Bryant, Haskell, Shannon Hills, Traskwood, and Bauxite, including the county seat Benton. The daily paper can also be found online at bentoncourier.com where subscribers can read articles on an assortment of topics, including local news, sports and entertainment, and can watch video of past events.
For most of its history, the paper has been called The Saline Courier. In the late 1800s (1876), the paper was launched as The Saline Count Digest but became The Saline County Review in 1882. A year later, the paper would be renamed The Benton Courier.
The paper would change hands a few times in the century or so that it would publish papers. Not until 2010 would the paper change its name to The Saline Courier. Today, the paper is owned by Horizon Publications and publishes online and in print.
The Saline Courier has established itself as one of the major media outlets chronicling news in the entire county. Get your business in The Saline Courier by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with The Saline Courier and/or with their content syndication partner(s).
Benton Courier becomes Saline Courier. (2010, August 9). Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Retrieved on July 21, 2019 from https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2010/aug/09/benton-courier-becomes-saline-courier/.
Saline Courier, The. (2019). Retrieved on July 21, 2019 from https://www.bentoncourier.com/