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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

Saline County deputies involved in pursuit

June 10, 2014

Saline County deputies arrested a man after he was involved in a vehicle pursuit with officers.

Deputies responded to a disturbance on Krestview Drive in Mabelvale and were then involved in a pursuit with Cory Devante, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

Devante allegedly pointed a pistol at a man and threatened. For the rest of the story, see Wednesday's edition of The Saline Courier.

Benton Council delays passage of eminent domain

June 10, 2014

Benton City Council has delayed voting on an ordinance that would authorize the city to use eminent domain in seize necessary lands for the Alcoa Road improvement project.

In a meeting Monday night, the council determined that passing the ordinance at this time is not appropriate and wants to allow the owners of the property more time to meet with City Attorney Brent Houston.

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