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July 19th, 2014

Lengthy agenda planned for Bryant Council meeting

July 19, 2014

Bryant City Council has a lengthy agenda planned for its meeting Monday night.

During the meeting, the council will discuss an agreement between the city and the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant and proposed new fire stations.

The council has been discussing the agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant for several months.
Each year the council approves agreements with various organizations and groups, but this year the council decided to create a facilities agreement with the club that would last longer than one year.

Statewide and countywide alcohol petitions fall short on signatures

July 19, 2014

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment and the Saline County alcohol petition has fallen short on the number of signatures needed to make the ballot.

The countywide petition lacked 4,032 signatures, said Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis.

The petition was filed July 7 with 2,888 pages of signatures. Approximately 4,406 signatures were rejected, Curtis said.

A signature can be rejected if the person is not registered in Saline County or if things "don't match up," he said.

"We're not handwriting experts, and we give them the benefit of the doubt," he said.

July 18th

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

July 18, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.

Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.

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