The Bryant City Council has called a special meeting for tonight at 7 p.m. This morning, Mayor Jill Dabbs issued a statement in favor of adding CodeRED back to the city's budget.
"I support their decision as it is important for your local government to have the means to effectively communicate with city residents. Text messages and phone calls are the quickest, most targeted, cost efficient manner to communicate emergencies as well as important notifications to the greatest number of people, she said.
Bryant Hornet shortstop Trevor Ezell received the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year award Monday in a brief ceremony at Bishop Park in Bryant. The senior offensive and defensive standout is the second Bryant athlete to receive the award, following former Lady Hornet pitcher Peyton Jenkins.
Bauxite City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today to discuss the possibility of lowering the salaries of the mayor and the aldermen.
In an email to the Bauxite alderman, Mayor Johnny McMahan explained that he believes the current salaries for the alderman and for the mayor's office are too high based on the number of residents in Bauxite.
McMahan provided the aldermen with a list of comparable aldermen's and mayors' salaries from similar sized towns in Arkansas.