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September 26th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” The leader of Arkansas' Roman Catholic diocese wants the state's highest court to consider his thoughts on the voter-approved gay-marriage ban.
Anthony Taylor, the bishop of Little Rock, asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to accept a friend of the court brief that argues justices should uphold Arkansas' 2004 same-sex-marriage ban. A state judge tossed the ban last spring.
According to the media, the filing notes the ban was enacted by the people and says eliminating it would undermine an institution that is the bedrock of any society.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Opponents of a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all Arkansas counties argued Thursday it would lead to liquor stores opening near churches and schools, an accusation the group behind the measure denied as the two sides filed briefs before the state's highest court.
The two groups and state election officials also tangled over whether the state used the right deadline in accepting petitions for the measure, which would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties. Currently, 37 counties are dry.
The Downtown Benton Association is finalizing preparations for a creative arts and crafts fair to be held Saturday, Sept. 27, on West South Street in front of Regions Bank.
Activities are planned from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Coordinator Janet Ausburn said the event will include bounce houses and other inflatable fun for children; various information and activity booths; numerous vendors; jewelry booths; and artwork on exhibit and for sale.
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.
A public meeting Wednesday to discuss final revisions of a resolution for the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors ended after an approximate 70-minute comment session involving half a dozen members of the public.
The resolution under consideration would establish requirements for waste hauler licenses, vehicle permits and regulations associated with businesses engaged in waste collection in Saline County.
The resolution includes regulations waste haulers have been following for a number of years plus two changes.