July 24th, 2014
Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was "no longer credible."
During the lockdown, no one was allowed to enter or leave the base. Gates were closed and a line of vehicles stretched for a quarter-mile outside of the base, which takes up just a bit more than 9 square miles.
Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs has announced that the city will not be receiving enough money to build two proposed fire stations at the present time.
In November voters approved a bond issue to build two fire stations to replace older stations. Based on estimated revenue, the city's former finance director, Cindy West, had predicted that the city would have $4.4 million available for the project. However, based on revenue from 2013, the city now anticipates having less to spend on the project.
The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is considering listing an historic Benton structure on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places.
This will be a matter to be addressed in the board's next meeting, which is set for 10 a.m.Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Room 170 at 323 Center St. in Little Rock, according to the program director, Frances McSwain.
The Palace Theater at 224 W. South St. is a two-story brick structure built in 1919. Extensive alterations to the building preclude its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.