The cab of a tractor-trailer rig burned on the side of the road at the 110 mile marker of Interstate 30 west near Benton at approximately 4 p.m.Thursday. According to fire officials, the driver was not injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but preliminary findings suggest a mechanical malfunction. Traffic was backed up into the Benton city limits near South Street for approximately one hour while crews extinguished the fire and removed the rig from the highway. Units from the Benton Fire Department responded.
The Bryant School Board will meet at 5:45 tonight in the Professional Development Center. The board will be discussing possibly hiring additional certified and classified staff positions, said Heather Tipton, executive assistant to the superintendent.
During the Bryant City Council meeting Tuesday, an issue about CodeRED came into question.
Alderman Randy Cox, who recently announced his candidacy for mayor, asked Mayor Jill Dabbs why residents were not notified about a recent boil order via CodeRED.
Cox said he received several calls from residents who said they called City Hall about the service and were told it was canceled.
"People's lives were jeopardized," Cox said. "It's a public safety issue."