November 4th, 2014
Saline County Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips ruled Monday that 38 percent of the qualified electors of Saline County signed a local option petition on a wet/dry issue and therefore the votes cast on this issue will be counted from today's election ballots.
Phillips had previously left this issue undetermined after noting Sept. 10 that 156 of the 25,653 signatures accepted by the Saline County Clerk's Office on a July 31 certification were not valid.
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Paul Thomas Babbitt, 80 of Benton, passed away November 2, 2014 at his home.Â He was born August 6, 1934 to the late Paul and Lillian Babbitt.Â Paul was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Army and in his younger years, he was an avid Blues Musician, recording a couple of records in the late 50â€™s and 60â€™s.Â Paul worked for Alcoa for more than 41 years.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 55 years, Patsy Babbitt and brother, Jimmy Fred Babbitt.
Betty Jones Caple, 75, formerly of Bauxite, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Greenwood.Â She was retired from Jacuzzi in Little Rock, and was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Douglas Caple.
She is survived by three daughters, Lisa Foote of Huntington, Lori Chamblis of Mansfield, and Lynnita Shell of Alabama; one son, Mike Sullivan of Huntington; one sister, June Owens of California; five grandchildren, Jennifer Elmore of Alabama, Steven Sullivan of Alabama, Leann Carlton of Arkansas, Aaron Gestring of Texas, and Justin Williams of Arkansas, and many great-grandchildren.