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September 24th, 2014

Court OKs funding to relocate road department

September 24, 2014

Saline County Quorum Court met Tuesday night in a brief session, but acted on a number of issues.

All ordinances submitted were approved unanimously by the 12 members present of the 13-member court.

It was noted that Justice of the Peace Buster Warrick currently is seriously ill and is a patient in an area hospital.

One of the ordinances approved by the JPs appropriates $80,000 for land acquisition costs to the road department.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier

Sen. Pryor makes stop in Benton

September 24, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., who is facing a challenge from U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton for his Senate seat, was in Saline County on Tuesday as part of his campaign.

Polls have shown the race to be a toss-up between the two candidates.

Included in Pryor's local visit was a stop at The Saline Courier office, where he answered a number of questions.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

Ross, Hutchinson positive ads total $1.7 million

September 24, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Key figures from The Center for Public Integrity's look at television advertising in races for state offices in Arkansas. The dollar amounts are for advertising that aired prior to Sept. 8, not future commercial buys, and does not include production costs.

GOVERNOR:

Asa Hutchinson (R)
Ran 3,000 positive ads at a cost of $1.1 million
Ran 418 ads that had a mix of positive and negative messages at a cost of $191,600

Mike Ross (D)
Ran 1,810 positive ads at a cost of $605,900
Ran 188 negative ads at a cost of $80,700

Little Rock to stream police dispatches on Web

September 24, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' capital city will begin streaming time-delayed police dispatches online next month after police this summer blocked access to their radio communications.

The computer-automated dispatches will be posted starting Oct. 1 on the city of Little Rock's website 30 minutes after they occur and will be available for eight hours, the media reported.

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