September 15th, 2014
Every year, for at least the last four years, a student at Bryant High School has committed suicide. Members of the Bryant Student Senate hope a program, which is based on the life of a girl none of the Bryant students has ever met, can change that statistic.
On Thursday, Bryant students learned about Rachel's Challenge. This program is based on the life of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of the school shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.
After her death, her family and friends found an essay she wrote for her fifth-period class.
Early voting for school board elections in Bauxite and the Harmony Grove School Districts ends today.
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Vote Here building across from the Saline County Courthouse will be closed. Voters must go to specific polling sites in each district to cast their ballots.
All polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m on Tuesday.
Harmony Grove district patrons will vote at the Haskell Fire Department located behind City Hall in Haskell.
Bauxite patrons must go to a location specific to the precinct in which their voter registration is set.
Saline County is currently under a firewood quarantine after a vote by the Arkansas State Plant Board on Sept. 11.
Twenty-five other counties are included in the quarantine which hopes to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Quarantined items include firewood of all hardwood species, and the following ash items: nursery stock; green lumber with bark attached; other material living, dead, cut or fallen including logs, pulpwood, stumps, roots, branches, mulch and composted/un-composted chips that are one inch or greater.