The city of Bryant and Mayor Jill Dabbs are set to host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of Sheaff Avenue this Thursday, Aug. 7 at noon.
Dabbs said that the road was built to connect the Springhill Road overpass to Woodland Road and will offer those traveling into the city from the north an alternate route to the south end of town, relieving congestion on Reynolds Road.
Debbi Purifoy submitted paperwork this morning to run for mayor of Bauxite. Eddie Jones filed paperwork for the mayor's race earlier in the filing period. Current mayor Johnny McMahan has not filed as of August 5. The filing period continues through noon on August 15.
When asked for her reason for jumping into the race, Purifoy said "I've heard Johnny and Eddie were running again. I can't sit back and do nothing. I promise not to steal city funds and I will not call anyone an ugly name."
BRYANT â€” Tylor Wright, 18, of Benton was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Midland Road in Bryant on Monday morning when the vehicle he was traveling in lost control and hit a tree. Wright died at the scene.
Saline County Deputy Matt Green was dispatched to the accident site around 2:13 a.m.
According to a police report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office, witness Austin Hanig, 18, of Bryant was riding in the bed of the 2002 white Ford F-150 moments before the accident.