October 30th, 2014
A total of 12,238 ballots have been cast in the six days since early voting started Oct. 20 in the November general election.
Broken down by specific sites, the Saline County Clerk's Office reported that 5,653 people have voted to date at the county election center ("vote here" building) in Benton; 3,446 at Grace Church in Bryant; 2,235 at Bank of the Ozarks (formerly Summit Bank) in Hot Springs Village; and 904 at the East End Fire Station.
Early voting will be continuing today. Hours, dates and sites for the continuation of early voting are:
The last of three public meetings to discuss the future of recycling bins in Saline County will be held at 7 p.m. at Bryant City Hall.
During the meeting, Michael Grappe, executive director of the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District, will speak about the history of the bins, the purpose they have served and the anticipated future of the program.
Seven Saline County residents have been arrested along with 26 others in an oxycodone conspiracy.
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration started the investigation in June of 2013 using multiple undercover operations and numerous other law enforcement action, said U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer of the state's Eastern District.
During the operation, officers found that Charolda Walton, 41, of Little Rock was the primary distributor for the narcotics.
More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.