Benton School Board began a special meeting Monday night by voting unanimously to rescind a previous vote regarding a teacher salary proposal that had not been presented to the district's Personnel Policies Committee as required by state law. The earlier vote would have put in place the administration's salary proposal for teachers, which the board had discussed in an illegal executive session before voting on the issue.
2 teens severely burned in Ark. haunted house fire
BONO, Ark. (AP) â€” Two teenagers working as volunteers at a northeast Arkansas haunted house suffered severe burns when another worker poured paint thinner into a burning barrel, causing it to burst into flames, authorities said.
The fire broke out late Saturday at Nightmare Productions Haunted House on U.S. 63 between Jonesboro and Bono. The haunted house's owner, Cody Russell, said they don't yet know why the worker poured the chemical into the barrel but said he's since been dismissed from the company.
Ark. GOP Rep. Tim Griffin won't run for 3rd term
ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin made the unexpected announcement Monday that he won't run for a third term representing central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Griffin's decision throws uncertainty into an election where Republicans had hoped to build upon recent gains in Arkansas. The GOP holds all four of the state's U.S. House seats, both chambers of the state Legislature and one of its two U.S. Senate seats.