September 8th, 2014
The Bauxite City Council will hold a special workshop at 7 p.m. today to discuss the city finances.
Alderman Paula Matthews recommended that the workshop be held.
She said that "not knowing what is coming in and what is going out, how much money the city has in all accounts, plus not knowing what is going on with workers and elected officials getting paid" contributed to her desire to hold the workshop.
Alderman Karen Brooks agreed to the workshop and said she would bring copies of the city's 13 checking account statements for the months of June, July and August.
A Benton man driving a stolen Moped has been arrested on gun and theft charges.
On Thursday morning Robert Granderson, 34, was arrested during a traffic stop at the intersection of Smithers Drive and Alcoa Road.
When police stopped Granderson on the Moped, a gun reportedly dropped from Granderson's waistband.
The officer reported that the Moped had been used without a key and the vehicle identification number had been filed off. The scooter had been reported stolen in Conway.
After pleading guilty to robbery charges, five people have been sentenced to 20-year terms with the Arkansas Department of Correction.
Ryan Walker of Mabelvale, Kristen Gay of Alexander, Steven Williams, Marcus Whitaker and Justin Ray, all of Benton, were involved in three robbery incidents, authorities said.
During an incident on Oct. 14, 2013, Walker held a man at gunpoint while Walker and Whitaker stole items from a victim and Gay waited in a vehicle outside a residence.