August 1st, 2014
William H. â€śBillâ€ť Hamilton, a long-time resident of Saline County, Arkansas, was born in Oilton, Oklahoma November 10, 1938 to Buck and Polly Hamilton and departed this life on July 28, 2014, at the age of 76.
Bill served his country in Viet Nam as a U.S. Army medic and again later in life as a Captain in the Army reserves.
An effort by Our Community, Our Dollars to get a wet/dry issue on the Nov. 4 general election ballot has succeeded.
The required number of signatures on a petition to allow the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Saline County has been met, according to County Clerk Doug Curtis.
Curtis reported late Thursday afternoon that 31,528 signatures were processed and 25,653 were accepted after 5,875 were rejected.
He said 25,580 signatures of registered voters were required to place the measure on the general election ballot.
JERUSALEM (AP) â€” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign in the densely-populated territory.
Netanyahu's vow came as international efforts to end the 23-day-old conflict seemed to sputter despite concern over the mounting death toll, with more than 1,300 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 50 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers, killed since July 8.