July 10th, 2014
When the filing period for local school board positions ended Tuesday, one person had filed for the open seat on the Benton School Board, the incumbent was the only one seeking the seat on the Bryant board, and both the Harmony Grove and Bauxite board incumbents had drawn challengers.
In Bauxite, Frank Torres is seeking another term, but he is being challenged by Ryan Jacks.
In the Harmony Grove district, Andy Kelloms and Jordan Abels are seeking the position Kelloms now holds.
LITTLE ROCK â€” An $8,500 reward has been offered for information on the deaths of several Interior least terns found on a small island in the Arkansas River.
The endangered birds are protected by federal and state endangered species regulations. They are found anywhere along the Arkansas River, from the Oklahoma state line to the Mississippi River. Their main nesting area is a section of the river from Clarksville downstream to Pine Bluff.
Our Community, Our Dollars has filed its initial petition bearing the signatures of nearly 26,000 individuals who indicate they want voters to decide Nov. 4 on whether retail alcohol sales should be legal in this county.
Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis said 2,888 pages of signatures were turned in to his office at approximately 4:10 p.m. Monday.
In the next 10 days, Curtis' staff will be reviewing the signatures to validate that they are from registered voters.