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January 30th, 2015

Man allegedly tries to sell $20K in stolen items on Facebook

January 30, 2015

A Traskwood man was arrested for allegedly selling stolen property under a fake name on Facebook.

When deputies arrested Larry E. Parker III, 23, of Traskwood, they allegedly found $20,000 worth of stolen property.
During the investigation, deputies found that Parker has created a social media profile under the name “Lucy Smart” to advertise the property for sale.

“This is a case of Mr. Park utilizing the power of the internet to further his illegal activities,” said Sheriff Rodney Wright.

Wright also urges residents to be cautious when buying property on social media sites.

January 28th

Bryant council talks alcohol at first regular meeting of 2015

January 28, 2015

Alderman touched on a couple of big topics during the first regular Bryant City Council meeting of 2015.

The council approved proposed regulations dealing with the sale of alcohol in the city and approved a proposed plan for the Heart of Bryant area.

Planning Director Dave Green informed the council that two public meetings last week about this project were “very well attended.”
“All in all, we received a good response to the plan,” he said.

Bauxite alderman out; special council meeting Feb. 2

January 28, 2015

Members of the Bauxite City Council will meet in a special session next week to fill a position vacated abruptly by an alderman just before Monday’s regular council meeting.

Mona Struble-Baber, Position 5 council member, was not present at roll call for the regular meeting of the council. Council members were notified of her resignation during the announcements segment of the meeting by Bauxite Mayor Bill Russell, who said he received a phone call from Struble-Baber around 3:30 p.m. Monday regarding her intention to resign.

January 27th

Local student sent home for hair color

January 27, 2015

Last week, an 8th grader at Benton Junior High was sent home by school officials for sporting an unusual hair style.

Halle Stringer dyed the bottom few inches of her hair blue.

According to her grandmother Nancy Nichols, Halle said other girls were dying their hair red, and “Halle wanted to be just a little different.”

“Personally, I thought her hair looked nice. Different, but nice,” Nichols said.

Stringer came to school on Tuesday with the new hair-do, but was pulled to the principals office around 5th period.

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