September 17th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” The National Rifle Association on Tuesday said it's launching a $1.3 million television ad campaign to promote Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, a little over a year after the group ran radio ads defending Pryor's record on guns.
Bryant School Board approved a budget for the 2014-2015 school year during its regular meeting Monday night.
The board has previously discussed the budget during two work sessions.
Angela Drummond, district treasurer, told the board during the sessions that the district has additional funds in the budget that were not used during the 2013-14 school year.
The board discussed ways to use the surplus funding and incorporated these into the budget.
Benton School District's feature on the nationally televised "In View" program hosted by Larry King will air on Saturday, Sept. 20.
The broadcast is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. local time on the Fox Business Network.
A preview of the program was presented Monday night at a meeting of the Benton School Board.
Benton Superintendent Jeff Collum said Monday night that he was contacted in March by one of the executive producers of "In View" about the proposed program that portrays Benton as "one of the top school districts in the nation."
Brad Bohannan, president of the Benton School Board, was commended for his service to the school district and the local community during a board meeting Monday night.
Bohannan was attending the board session for his final time as a member of the school district's governing body.
Jackie Sasfai will be taking his place on the seven-member panel beginning with the October board meeting. Bohannan did not seek re-election to another term.
In the meeting this week, Superintendent Jeff Collum presented Bohannan with a Panther Pride award after lauding his leadership.