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August 30th

Sheriff says retirement decision is best for him, wife

August 30, 2013

Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington announced this afternoon he will be giving up his office and retiring on Oct. 1.
Pennington came under scrutiny after being charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest in conjunction with a June 29 incident at Denton's Trotline.
"My wife and I have been discussing this and we decided it was the right thing to do," Pennington said. "I am not going to take a long break. The first thing I am going to do is get out and look for a job."

Obama weighs 'limited and narrow' Syria action

August 30, 2013

WASHINGTON — Edging toward a retaliatory strike, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing "limited and narrow" action against Syria as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people — far more than previous estimates — including more than 400 children.

No "boots on the ground," Obama said, seeking to reassure a public weary after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pennington to retire

August 30, 2013

Amid controversy over his June 29 arrest, Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington has resigned from office, effective Oct. 1.
More details in Saturday's issue of The Saline Courier.

August 29th

Arkansas lt. gov. drops out of race for Congress

August 29, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said Thursday that he's dropping out of the race to represent south Arkansas in Congress amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports.

The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he was seeking the 4th District seat, hoping to replace incumbent Tom Cotton. Cotton, a Republican, is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year.

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