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July 15th, 2014

Dabb's confident in city's finances

July 15, 2014

Despite a decrease in sales tax revenue, Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs says she is confident in the city's financial state.

Dabbs made that assessment during a meeting Tuesday of the City Council's Finance and Personnel Committee.

The mayor noted that revenue currently is down by 4 percent, so all of the city departments currently are operating at 6 percent or greater under budget.

"When you hear the naysayers out there complaining about how much money the city has spent, remember this: At least it is on things and projects that are meaningful to our neighbors and friends and families.

Committee to discuss improvements to Northshore

July 15, 2014

Benton City Council's Streets and Drainage Committee is set to meet today at 6 p.m. to discuss and possibly approve bids to improve Northshore Drive.

The meeting will be in Mayor David Mattingly's conference room at the Benton Municipal Complex.

Study: U.S. Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

July 15, 2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago, the longest study of these trends in the U.S. concluded.

Dementia rates also are down in Germany, a study there found.

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