Saline County Judge Lanny Fite is leaving office in January to serve in the Arkansas Legislature and voters will select between two candidates for his successor.
Current Haskell Mayor Jeff Arey, a Republican, is facing Libertarian candidate Shawn Hipskind in the effort to fill the soon-to-be vacated post.
The Saline Courier sent a set of questions to the email addresses listed in each candidate's information filed with the Saline County Clerk's Office. Arey responded to the questions and Hipskind did not.
The Q&A can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
The Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District has set a series of three public meetings to gather input about the future of the recycling bins in Saline County. The effort commonly is known as the "black box program."
Board members of the district have been discussing the program and the increasing cost associated with it during board meetings for several months.
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
Benton Police Department
â€˘Officers responded to a report of vandalism to storage units at Tyndall Park Mini Storage on 4th Street.
*The Benton Water Department reported the theft of an asphalt "pizza cutter," a device that attaches to a backhoe and cuts asphalt with a large circular disc. The piece of equipment was last seen on the ground of a worksite at 913 Columbia Street.
*A woman reported the theft of her purse from her vehicle as it was parked at Castle Oak Apartments.