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August 14th, 2014

Gay couples oppose delaying Arkansas lawsuit

August 14, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages said Wednesday they won't agree to delay a pair of lawsuits while the U.S. Supreme Court considers taking up the matter.

The couples sued Arkansas in state and federal courts last year, claiming that a constitutional amendment passed overwhelmingly by Arkansas voters in 2004 made them second-class citizens.

Filings continue as Friday deadline approaches

August 14, 2014

Candidates are continuing to file for municipal positions to be determined in the November general election.

The recent filing period opened at noon July 25 and closes at noon Aug. 15.

As of early morning today, the following individuals had filed as candidates.

The candidates listed here also include those who previously filed for county positions before the preferential primary election, but will be included on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

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•Mayor, Farren Wadley; Corliss Jerry Ball.
•Alderman, Ward 1, Position 1, no filings to date.

Prosecuting attorney looking into Bryant audit

August 14, 2014

The 2012 legislative audit findings for the city of Bryant were released to the public Wednesday and two findings have been referred to Ken Casady, Saline County Prosecuting Attorney.

These two findings involve lack of documentation or no documentation for travel expense, said state Rep. Kim Hammer, who serves on the state legislative audit committee. These expenses total $5,573, according to the audit report.

Daily Dispatch Aug. 13, 2014

August 14, 2014

Benton Police Department
•A woman on Gattin Road reported she was involved in a verbal disturbance with her boyfriend.
•Halima Tahiri, 28, of Benton was arrested on Rosewood Drive and charged with battery on a household or family member.
•An unnamed man was arrested at Rivendell and charged with breaking or entering, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, obstruction of government operations and fleeing on foot.

Saline County Sheriff's Office
•A man on Russwood West Lane reported rings were stolen.
•A man on Chicot Road reported his girlfriend assaulted him.

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