October 4th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” Members of Arkansas' House delegation have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging his administration to take more steps to protect Americans against the spread of the Ebola virus.
Republican congressmen Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Tom Cotton want the administration to consider implementing travel restrictions on countries affected by the virus and enforce immigration policies.
Friday's letter also expresses concern that people in affected countries could â€” possibly knowinglyâ€” be infected but not yet symptomatic and travel to the U.S.
Realtor Beverly Carter of Scott was reported missing on Sept. 25. A few days later, the body of the 49-year-old woman was found buried in a shallow grave on Highway 5 in Cabot. Aaron Lewis, 33, has been charged with capital murder and kidnapping in connection with the incident.
Carter's death has caused Realtors across the state and throughout the nation to change policies for safety reasons.
"We will make changes. Her death will not be in vain," said Betsy Arey, Crye-Leike broker in the local community. "Our world is changed, and we have to change with it."
Bryant City Council has scheduled a special meeting to discuss a settlement related to a lawsuit several residents filed against the city six years ago.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Boswell Municipal Complex.
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.