August 21st, 2014
James Matthew Shelnut, 41, of Benton was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated Tuesday.
According to an incident report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Shelnut was westbound on West Longhills Road in Benton when he lost control of his 1998 Chevrolet Z71, crashing into a telephone pole on the north side of the roadway.
The crash occurred 453 feet from the intersection of West Longhills Road and Gabby Lane.
Bryant bond issue back in discussion
Bryant City Council will be meeting in a special session at 6 tonight tonight to discuss a bond proposal previously rejected by voters.
This issue, which was voted down in May, has been revised to include only the park section of the bond, said Mayor Jill Dabbs.
The meeting was requested by Aldermen Wade Permenter, Brenda Miller, Rob Roedel and Scott Curtis. Alderman Mike Chandler also said he is in favor of the meeting but will be out of town, she said.
A letter from Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan, dated July 30, was sent to a select number of Bauxite residents to encourage them to run for the offices of alderman, mayor and town treasurer in the November 2014 general election.
According to McMahan, the letter was sent out to about 15 residents.
The letter stated: "I am asking you personally to consider becoming one of these candidates as I believe Bauxite needs intelligent, serious and dedicated people to help our town through the next two to four years."