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August 5th, 2014

Construction generates more revenue; Assessor: $60M increase on taxable property since 2013

August 5, 2014

Saline County Assessor Jim Crawford spoke only briefly Monday night at the conclusion of a joint meeting of two Quorum Court committees, but his words brought a positive message about the county's growth and subsequent increased tax base.

The information Crawford presented is included in the annual abstract required of the county assessor's office.

"That abstract reflects a $1.6 billion total assessed value for all taxable property in Saline County, which is an increase of $60 million over last year," Crawford said.

Purifoy not pleased with lawsuit dismissal

August 5, 2014

Deborah Purifoy, who had sued the city of Bauxite, Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan and police officials, says she is disappointed that the court recently dismissed her suit.

In Purifoy's suit, she alleged that she was mistreated in 2010 when Michael Turner, who was working as a Bauxite police officer, responded to a disturbance at the home of Gary and Peggy Hula, who were neighbors of Purifoy.

Daily Dispatch, Aug. 4, 2014

August 5, 2014

Benton Police Department

•A man on Burton Street reported damage to the glass storm door at the front of his home.
•A women at America's Best Inn reported the theft of a phone.
•Robert Warford of Benton was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart.
•A woman on Henry Street reported her mobile home had been broken into and several items were stolen including a television set, her wedding rings, a window air conditioner, and approximately $100 in quarters.
•A woman on Huntley Road reported that someone deliberately broke the rear window of her vehicle.


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