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June 18th, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff's office investigating possible murder in Bauxite

June 18, 2014

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating an alleged homicide that happened Tuesday in Bauxite.

Abel Enriquez, 65, of Bauxite is accused of killing his roommate, Anthony Ballentine, 22, also of Bauxite.

For more information, grab a copy of Wednesday's Saline Courier.

June 17th

Benton police investigate possible drowning

June 17, 2014

Benton police officers have restricted access to the Saline River near Sunset Lake as they are investigating a possible drowning.

The name of the missing person, an adult man, is currently not being released.

The Benton Fire Department, dive teams from Grant County and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are all on scene, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

The area around Sunset Lake is still open to the public.

Bauxite tables ordinance to lower salaries

June 17, 2014

Two ordinances that would lower the salaries for Bauxite City Council members and for the mayor were tabled in a regular council meeting Monday night.

In an email to Bauxite aldermen, Mayor Johnny McMahan explained that he believes the current salaries for the alderman and for the mayor are too high based on the number of residents in Bauxite. The mayor provided a list of comparable aldermen's and mayors' salaries from similar sized towns in Arkansas.

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