September 15th, 2014
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.
A Bryant man died of injuries suffered early Sunday morning on Interstate 30 near mile marker 125 between Bryant and Alexander.
The Arkansas State Police reported that Miguel Cruz, 34, was driving a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria westbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle.
The vehicle struck a concrete barrier, overturned and came to rest on its side, according to the ASP report.