July 19th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” Several lawsuits have been filed against ArkansasÂ BaptistÂ College for unpaid bills.
The historically black college in Little Rock has struggled to pay its bills, meet payroll obligations and deliver financial aid checks to its students since last year, the media reported this week.
One of those lawsuits filed this week in Pulaski County Court says the college twice bounced a $157,016 check to pay for furniture it bought from a Texas-based company, Southwest Contract.
Bryant City Council has a lengthy agenda planned for its meeting Monday night.
During the meeting, the council will discuss an agreement between the city and the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant and proposed new fire stations.
The council has been discussing the agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant for several months.
Each year the council approves agreements with various organizations and groups, but this year the council decided to create a facilities agreement with the club that would last longer than one year.
The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment and the Saline County alcohol petition has fallen short on the number of signatures needed to make the ballot.
The countywide petition lacked 4,032 signatures, said Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis.
The petition was filed July 7 with 2,888 pages of signatures. Approximately 4,406 signatures were rejected, Curtis said.
A signature can be rejected if the person is not registered in Saline County or if things "don't match up," he said.
"We're not handwriting experts, and we give them the benefit of the doubt," he said.