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August 16th, 2014

Preserving county history; group adds 2 new amenities to park recreation area

August 16, 2014

Approximately four years ago, a group called Saline Crossing Regional Park & Recreational Area was formed with the purpose of saving the Old Saline River Bridge in Benton and creating a public area for residents to enjoy the scenery at the river.

Recently the group dedicated two new amenities at the river that will eventually for the base of expanded recreational activities in the area.

Bryant woman runs for first term on city council

August 16, 2014

Jo Anna Brown has announced her candidacy for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat on the Bryant City Council.
The position currently is held by Adrian Henley, who has filed as a mayoral candidate.

Brown said she moved to Arkansas 15 years ago and to Bryant eight years ago when she was looking for a city "with strong family values in a community that would have a positive influence on our lives" and where she could raise her daughter.

Brown has worked in the water/wastewater field for more than 14 years and said this experience would help her as an alderman.

Prisoners get second chance

August 16, 2014

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 paid; council adds Brooks to signatory list

August 16, 2014

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.

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