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Early voting starts today in Bryant

March 3, 2015

Early voting begins today for a proposed millage increase for the Bryant School District.

Residents can vote today through Friday at Grace Church in Bryant. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

In Benton, residents can vote at the “Vote Here” building today until Friday and then on Monday, March 9. The building will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The current millage rate for the Bryant School District is 37.2 mills. Officials are seeking an increase of 4.9 mills.

Bauxite Council to meet tonight

March 2, 2015

The Bauxite City Council is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
According to the agenda, the council will discuss a water contract, the personnel policies handbook, paid holidays for employees, alcohol sales, water department late fees and a fundraiser for City Hall.
This meeting was originally set for Monday Feb. 23, but was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

Meeting about proposed millage increase set for today

March 2, 2015

A grassroots campaign organization, Building for a Better Tomorrow, will host a meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at Bishop Park to inform residents about a proposed millage increase for the Bryant School District.

This meeting was originally set for last Monday but was postponed because of winter weather.

Currently, the millage rate for the Bryant school district is 37.2 mills. Officials are seeking an increase of 4.9 mills.
This meeting will serve as a forum for people to present questions about the project.

Daily Dispatch: Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

Saline County Sheriff’s Office
Friday
• A representative from Elrod’s Outdoors reported a burglary.
• A man on the 16000 block of Vandiver Road reported an individual was threatening him.
• A woman on the 1300 block of Raper Haskell Road reported a break-in.

Saturday
• A woman on the 23000 block of Bradley Drive reported a residential break-in.
• A woman on the 6000 block of Ram Road reported her television was stolen.
• A man on the 2000 block of Kennedy Street reported a theft.

Sunday
• A woman on the 25000 block of Long Drive reported her debit card was stolen.

Firefighters, deputies respond to fire in Sardis

February 27, 2015

A fire was reported Friday morning at the former home of a man recently found not guilty of the murders of two brothers in the Sardis community.
Firefighters and Saline County sheriff’s deputies responded to 9800 Hogue Road for a report of a residence on fire.

Clinton Dewitt Spann Jr. lived at this home, but he is not residing there now, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

During a Circuit Court trial earlier this month, Spann was found not guilty of murdering brothers Michael Williams and Donald Williams, who lived near Spann.

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

February 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, said his son, Adam Nimoy. He was 83.

24/7 Wall St.: Saline County No. 1 in state income study

February 26, 2015

A recent income study of counties in each state determined that Saline County holds the distinction of being the richest county in Arkansas.

Each state's top county in the study is identified by a photo of a significant site along with pertinent facts. In Saline County's case, a photo of the courthouse is included with the information.

That study by 24/7 Wall St. determined that the county's median household income is $55,348 while the state's median household income is $40,768.

City to take first steps on south route

February 25, 2015

After hearing opinions from residents and business owners for and against a proposed south route in Bryant, the city council approved an resolution allowing Mayor Jill Dabbs to begin speaking with property owners about right-of-way on three possible routes.
Three aldermen voted against the resolution and Alderman Rob Roedel was absent during the meeting. To break the tie Dabbs voted in favor of the resolution.
More information about this issue will be include in Thursday’s edition of The Saline Courier.
During the meeting the council also:

Bryant Chamber ribbon cuttings cancelled

February 25, 2015

Four ribbon cuttings to be hosted by the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce set for Thursday have been cancelled due to weather conditions, according to Rae Ann Fields, executive director of the chamber.
The cuttings will be rescheduled at a later date, she added.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Wednesday, Feb. 25

February 25, 2015

According to the National Weather Service/Little Rock, the heaviest of the snow can be expected across southern Arkansas where 4-6" of snow will be possible.

Snow will taper off by the late afternoon hours with a sharp cutoff between places that receive over three inches of snow and locations that see just a dusting. The wide variation of snowfall totals could fall within the same county, they say.

Check back for more information throughout the day.

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