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September 9th, 2014

BHS shot at 2nd time since July 28

September 9, 2014

Benton police officers are investigating another incident involving a person shooting at Benton High School.

Saturday, the principal of Benton Junior High, Curt Barger reported an individual shot the digital billboard and shot through a glass door of the cafeteria, according to the Benton Police Department report.

The estimated damage is approximately $2,400.

A similar incident was reported earlier this month, but officers are unsure if the incidents are related, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

Wet/dry to appear on ballot; judge gives partial ruling on issue

September 9, 2014

The Saline County wet/dry petition will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

A lawsuit challenging the validity of some of the signatures had been filed by Saline County residents David Bullock, Tiffany Francis and Bryan Keaton.

The plaintiffs had challenged Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis' office's certification of some signatures on the petition asking the court to allow the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Saline County.

September 8th

Bauxite to hold special workshop

September 8, 2014

The Bauxite City Council will hold a special workshop at 7 p.m. today to discuss the city finances.
Alderman Paula Matthews recommended that the workshop be held.
She said that "not knowing what is coming in and what is going out, how much money the city has in all accounts, plus not knowing what is going on with workers and elected officials getting paid" contributed to her desire to hold the workshop.
Alderman Karen Brooks agreed to the workshop and said she would bring copies of the city's 13 checking account statements for the months of June, July and August.


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