August 14th, 2014
Candidates are continuing to file for municipal positions to be determined in the November general election.
The recent filing period opened at noon July 25 and closes at noon Aug. 15.
As of early morning today, the following individuals had filed as candidates.
The candidates listed here also include those who previously filed for county positions before the preferential primary election, but will be included on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
â€¢Mayor, Farren Wadley; Corliss Jerry Ball.
â€¢Alderman, Ward 1, Position 1, no filings to date.
The 2012 legislative audit findings for the city of Bryant were released to the public Wednesday and two findings have been referred to Ken Casady, Saline County Prosecuting Attorney.
These two findings involve lack of documentation or no documentation for travel expense, said state Rep. Kim Hammer, who serves on the state legislative audit committee. These expenses total $5,573, according to the audit report.
Benton Police Department
â€¢A woman on Gattin Road reported she was involved in a verbal disturbance with her boyfriend.
â€¢Halima Tahiri, 28, of Benton was arrested on Rosewood Drive and charged with battery on a household or family member.
â€¢An unnamed man was arrested at Rivendell and charged with breaking or entering, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, obstruction of government operations and fleeing on foot.
Saline County Sheriff's Office
â€¢A man on Russwood West Lane reported rings were stolen.
â€¢A man on Chicot Road reported his girlfriend assaulted him.
If there's a name instantly recognizable by a whole strata of folks in Saline County â€” particularly those of a certain age â€” it's the name Gene Jones.
Mr. Jones, who owned and operated a wrecker service in this community for more than 30 years, died Sunday at the age of 83. He retired in 1993 and is to be buried today at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
During the three decades when he was a familiar figure in the community, he connected with a goodly portion of the population by pulling their cars out of ditches and towing their wrecked vehicles to his business.