Robert Cannon created the Freedom for Life Re-entry Coalition because he had "been there, done that" and hopes to help others.
"I know those ropes," he said.
This coalition is a faith-based group of people who say they want to work together to help men and woman released from prison, on parole, on probation or recovering addicts and their families within Saline, Clark, Garland, Grant and Hot Spring counties.
Bauxite employees received their payroll checks Friday after emergency action was taken by the City Council in a 4 p.m. special session.
In the emergency meeting, the aldermen approved returning Alderman Karen Brooks as a signatory on all city bank accounts.
Brooks had been removed as a signatory during an Aug. 7 special meeting after she said she no longer wanted to sign checks because she suspected illegal activity.
All of the aldermen were present, but Mayor Johnny McMahan did not attend. Recorder/treasurer Candice Holliday presided in the meeting.