July 24th, 2014
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.
The Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville was placed on lockdown at 11:45 a.m.
An official statement was released by the base:
"The base is on lockdown as of 11:45 a.m. this morning in the interest of protecting all base members and resources from a suspicious individual. Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. For safety purposes, bases gates are closed at this time. Further details will be provided as they become available."