July 30th, 2014
A total of 29 candidates have filed as candidates for municipal and county offices since the filing period opened on Friday, July 25.
Nineteen individuals filed on opening day, eight candidates filed the second day and two more filed on the third day.
Candidates may continue to file through noon on Aug. 15.
In Bryant, the race for mayor has drawn two candidates â€” Alderman Adrian Henley, who filed on July 29, and Alderman Randy Cox, who filed July 25.
Mayor Jill Dabbs has not filed for re-election, but previously announced she would be seeking another term.
When the 2014-15 school term opens in the Benton School District, a number of new faces will be among the faculty at various schools along with several familiar faces in different positions.
A list of the new employees was included in the Benton School Board members' packet in a recent meeting. The personnel, including several who have been recognized previously, are:
â€¢Mark McDougal, assistant superintendent for CTE/academic services.
â€¢Michael Armstrong, chief financial officer.
â€¢Randy McFarlin, athletic director.
â€¢Steve Quinn, principal, Benton Middle School.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced a new tuition policy regarding military students.
All active duty, National Guard/Reserve or honorably separated veterans will be charged in-state tuition rates and minimal fees regardless of residence or whether enrolled in traditional or online courses.
Two such online programs include the B.A. and the M.S. in Criminal Justice. Through these two accelerated options, military students can earn a bachelorâ€™s or masterâ€™s degree entirely online in as little as 12 months.