Archive - Jan 11, 2012
During a press conference Monday, Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs accused Alderman Adrian Henley of illegally accessing the employee files of Police Chief Mark Kizer, past police chief Tony Cauffman and Dabbs' daughter. Henley, however, said he did nothing illegal.
The incident in question occurred in January 2011 between the time Human Resources Director Shayne King was terminated by Dabbs and the hiring of Robin Ussery as King's replacement.
When asked how she learned of the alleged incident, Dabbs responded, "I found him in there. In the (human resources) office."
Officers with the Benton Special Investigation Unit, which is comprised of officers from the Benton and Bryant Police Departments, recently conducted undercover compliance checks of restaurants that serve alcohol in Benton and Bryant. These checks were done to ensure that these establishments are not serving alcohol to minors.
"It is a trend that law enforcement officials, as well as citizens, hope will continue â€” the decrease of DWI arrests during the Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations," Benton Lt. Kevin Russell said.
Harmony Grove continued their quest to another conference title on Tuesday when they played host to Cutter Morning Star. Unfortunately, only one team was to show up against the Eagles.
The Lady Cardinals started the night for Harmony Grove and on a very high note, especially for their confidence, beating the Lady Eagles 45-32 to get to 2-4 in conference play.
The Lady Cardinals opened the first quarter with a 16-4 run heading into the second, thanks big in part to their senior leadership who had 10 of the first quarter points for the Lady Cardinals.
The future of Longhills Golf Course and Country Club appears to be just as uncertain after a lengthy and occasionally emotional City Council meeting Monday night as it was before the session began.
In that meeting, proponents and opponents shared their views of a proposal to rezone the area to allow construction of an apartment complex that would preserve the existing course and its related amenities.
I want to thank the Saline Courier for inviting me to write for them. I look forward to many discussions with you all about my opinions on various topics. Just a little about myself for those of you who donâ€™t know me - Iâ€™m a small business owner, the husband of a school teacher, and a father of two great kids. As I complete my first year in elected office as your 15th Lieutenant Governor, I could not be more proud to be an Arkansan.
This week Iâ€™d like to explain why I chose to endorse Governor Mitt Romney for President.
A legislative audit of the 2010 finances of the city of Bryant has been referred to the office of Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady.
On Monday, Casady confirmed the accuracy of this statement and said, "It is too early for me to say who might be at fault or if criminal charges will follow, but we are looking into what the audit referred to us."
The Bauxite Lady Miners held the Pulaski Robinson Lady Senators to six points in the second half in defeating them 48-24 in 7-4A conference action on Tuesday at Fred Dawson Gym in Bauxite.
â€śDefensively, I didnâ€™t think we played bad,â€ť Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. â€śWe were out of position a few times, especially in the press. I thought we did a pretty decent job of scrambling and hustling defensively. Out of the press, we had some people out of position and a few people not rotating quick enough. They got a few deep passes and some easy shots there early.â€ť
Bobby Carl Spencer, 76, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10.Â He was born Sept. 29, 1935, to the late Dennis and Helen (Bryan) Spencer in Benton.Â He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, who loved him dearly.Â He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and taking his dogs, DeDe and Gypsy, to the lake.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Spencer, and one sister, Winnie Spencer.
Joseph Harvey Yielding, 74, of Alexander, passed away Nov. 25, 2011. He was born Jan. 22, 1937, in California. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a dedicated employee of American Airlines for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Walker and Ruth Gates Yielding; and two brothers, Cecil and Robert Yielding.
He is survived by his sons, Joe Yielding and Shelby Yielding of Alexander; a sister, Ethel Bodary of Michigan; and a brother, Kenneth Yielding of Michigan.