August 6th, 2014
Debbi Purifoy submitted paperwork this morning to run for mayor of Bauxite. Eddie Jones filed paperwork for the mayor's race earlier in the filing period. Current mayor Johnny McMahan has not filed as of August 5. The filing period continues through noon on August 15.
When asked for her reason for jumping into the race, Purifoy said "I've heard Johnny and Eddie were running again. I can't sit back and do nothing. I promise not to steal city funds and I will not call anyone an ugly name."
BRYANT â€” Tylor Wright, 18, of Benton was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Midland Road in Bryant on Monday morning when the vehicle he was traveling in lost control and hit a tree. Wright died at the scene.
Saline County Deputy Matt Green was dispatched to the accident site around 2:13 a.m.
According to a police report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office, witness Austin Hanig, 18, of Bryant was riding in the bed of the 2002 white Ford F-150 moments before the accident.
The Mayorâ€™s Youth Advisory Councils in Saline County are joining forces to raise money for Dolly Partonâ€™s Imagination Library.
Jake Garner, news and media director for the effort, and Trevor Villines, director of the Bike-A-Thon, say â€śriders from all over are invited to participate. It is a family-friendly event.â€ť
Riders will start and end at Bentonâ€™s Tyndall Park on Saturday, Sept. 6. If it rains, the race will be moved to Sept. 20
This yearâ€™s Bike-A-Thon will have three route options â€“ a 50-mile route, a 10-mile route and a square loop for children around Tyndall Park.