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August 1st, 2014

Municipal races continue to draw local candidates

August 1, 2014

Candidates are continuing to file for municipal positions to be determined in the November general election.

The recent filing period opened at noon July 25 and closes at noon Aug. 15.

As of mid-morning today, the following individuals have filed as candidates.

The candidates listed here also include those who previously filed for county positions before the preferential primary election, but will be included on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

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•Mayor, Farren Wadley; Corliss Jerry Ball.
•Alderman, Ward 1, Position 1, no filings to date.

Wet/dry option to get vote; Issue narrowly slips into November ballot

August 1, 2014

An effort by Our Community, Our Dollars to get a wet/dry issue on the Nov. 4 general election ballot has succeeded.

The required number of signatures on a petition to allow the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Saline County has been met, according to County Clerk Doug Curtis.

Curtis reported late Thursday afternoon that 31,528 signatures were processed and 25,653 were accepted after 5,875 were rejected.

He said 25,580 signatures of registered voters were required to place the measure on the general election ballot.

McMahan responds to dismissal of lawsuit

August 1, 2014

A lawsuit filed by Bauxite resident Deborah Purifoy against the city of Bauxite, Mayor Johnny McMahan and police officials has been dismissed.

In the complaint, Purifoy alleged that she was mistreated during an incident in 2010.

The dismissal notes that on Sept. 11, 2010, Michael Turner, a defendant in the suit, was working as a Bauxite police officer and was called to the home of Gary and Peggy Hula in response to a domestic disturbance call. Purifoy is a neighbor of the Hulas.

 

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