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June 11th, 2014

Bryant City Council passes eminent domain ordinance

June 11, 2014

During a special Bryant City Council meeting Tuesday night, the aldermen adopted an ordinance that allows staff attorney Chris Madison to continue negotiating with local residents about acquiring property for the Alcoa Road expansion without jeopardizing federal funding.

The expansion of Alcoa Road is a project that Bryant, Benton and Saline County officials are all working on together and each party is responsible for receiving certain tracts of land.

Bryant is responsible for seven parcels of 52 tracts of land, said County Judge Lanny Fite, who was present.

June 10th

Lila Lee Raper

June 10, 2014

Lila Lee Raper, age 79, of Hot Springs Village, formerly of Benton, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014.  She was born February 26, 1935 in Bald Knob.  Mrs. Raper was a member of the Arkansas Education Association and of the Baptist Faith.  After teaching for 31 years at Angie Grant Elementary, she retired.  She would always share stories of her cows and animals with her students.  Mrs. Raper was an avid outdoors person and loved farming. 
She was preceded in death her parents, Ernest and Edna Grayson; husband, Jimmy Raper and a brother, John Christen Grayson.


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