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June 25th, 2014

$2.2M allocated to Alcoa project

June 25, 2014

During an emergency meeting Tuesday of the Saline County Quorum Court, the justices of the peace approved an ordinance appropriating $2.2 million in county road funds for the Alcoa Road improvement project.

The road-widening project is a joint venture involving the cities of Benton and Bryant and Saline County.
Tuesday's meeting was called by Saline County Judge Lanny Fite to appropriate the county road department's portion required for right-of-way acquisition.

Mayor Dabbs appoints 2 to city's park committee

June 25, 2014

Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs announced she has appointed two people to the Bryant Park Committee.

John "Hap" Campbell and Joe Heard are scheduled to take their place on the committee in the Ward 2, Positions 1 and 2, respectively.

Campbell grew up in Helena and West Helena and attended DeSoto School.

"He has always been an avid outdoorsman starting when he was a young child," Dabbs said.

June 24th

Search still on for missing inmate

June 24, 2014

PINE BLUFF — Arkansas' corrections system, which is looking for a murderer who walked away from a work detail, said Monday it isn't unusual for a killer to enjoy a special status that lets convicts perform tasks on either side of the prison fence.

Timothy "Bo" Buffington, 47, disappeared Saturday night from outside the Pine Bluff Unit. Buffington was serving a 20-year sentence for first-degree murder and would have been eligible for release in four years, Correction Department spokeswoman Shea Wilson said.

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