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August 15th, 2014

Final Tow; drivers pay tribute to Gene Jones

August 15, 2014

The family of Gene jones was "blown away" by a Thursday tribute to the longtime wrecker service owner and operator, according to his son, Robert Jones.

Owners and drivers for more than 40 wrecker services from Benton, Hot Springs, Malvern, Little Rock, Sheridan and surrounding areas led the funeral procession from Ashby Funeral Home to Pinecrest Memorial Park.

The wrecker drivers remained at the cemetery for the graveside service that preceded Mr. Jones' burial.

The special recognition was organized by Clint Newcomb of Newcomb Towing.

Complaints center on FOI requests in Bauxite

August 15, 2014

Freedom of Information Act responses are slow to be returned in Bauxite, according to Alderman Mona Struble.

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967 allows citizens to obtain government records to keep the workings of the government transparent to the citizens. Any FOI requests must be returned within three working days and a person who "negligently violates" the FOIA is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor according to the official wording of the law.

August 14th

Students to give Arkansas vets free care

August 14, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE — Officials say students with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will provide free treatment to residents in the state's only veterans home.

The media reports Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe made the announcement Wednesday. The free services are part of an effort to cut expenses and improve care at the Fayetteville Veterans Home.

That facility has been the state's only veterans home since 2012 after the Little Rock Veterans Home closed. A site for a new state veterans home has been selected in North Little Rock.

 

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