LITTLE ROCK â€” Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot.
Representatives from Let Arkansas Decide filed court papers Tuesday seeking the dismissal of the suit filed earlier this month by Citizens for Local Rights. The opponents say petitions were due on the July Fourth holiday, which fell on a Friday.
Secretary of State Mark Martin's office accepted the petitions the next business day, or Monday, July 7.
JACKSONVILLE â€” Jacksonville and north Pulaski County voters have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a new school district.
Pulaski County officials say initial results of the vote Tuesday show that nearly 96 percent of voters supported separating from the Pulaski County Special School District. About 10 schools will secede from the existing district to create the Jacksonville/North Pulaski County school district with roughly 4,000 students.
About 21 percent of eligible voters within the boundaries of the proposed district voted.