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Overnight lane closures set for I-40, I-430 interchange

March 3, 2015

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway crews will close lanes at the intersection of Interstates 40 and 430 in North Little Rock this weekend.

Crews are putting down pavement on the ramp connecting northbound Interstate 430 and westbound Interstate 40. The northbound inside lane on I-430 will be closed north of the Maumelle exit.

The work will take place overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Work will start at 9 p.m. each night and conclude by 7 a.m. the next morning. The closures will not be in effect during the day.

NWS/Little Rock Hazardous Weather Outlook: Wednesday, March 4

March 3, 2015

As much of the state has been placed under a winter weather warning effective Wednesday, more information has become available from the National Weather Service out of Little Rock:

As temperatures drop Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the precipitation will transition from liquid rain to a wintry mix.

The timing of the winter precipitation will occur around daybreak Wednesday morning across the north with some sleet but mainly snow expected.

As the cold air surges south Central areas can expect to transition over in the early afternoon.

Benton Chamber's annual banquet is Tuesday

March 3, 2015

Josh Altman, a reality TV personality from Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing," will highlight tonight's Benton Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.

The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Benton Event Center, 17322 interstate 30 North.

Gary James, executive director of the chamber, encouraged attendance at the banquet.

"It's sure to be a night to remember with great networking and a fantastic meal," he said.

"Josh Altman will inspire you with his dynamic personality and professional history," James added.

Early voting starts today in Bryant

March 3, 2015

Early voting begins today for a proposed millage increase for the Bryant School District.

Residents can vote today through Friday at Grace Church in Bryant. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

In Benton, residents can vote at the “Vote Here” building today until Friday and then on Monday, March 9. The building will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The current millage rate for the Bryant School District is 37.2 mills. Officials are seeking an increase of 4.9 mills.

Bauxite Council to meet Monday

March 2, 2015

The Bauxite City Council is scheduled to meet Monday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
According to the agenda, the council will discuss a water contract, the personnel policies handbook, paid holidays for employees, alcohol sales, water department late fees and a fundraiser for City Hall.
This meeting was originally set for Monday Feb. 23, but was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

Meeting about proposed millage increase set for today

March 2, 2015

A grassroots campaign organization, Building for a Better Tomorrow, will host a meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at Bishop Park to inform residents about a proposed millage increase for the Bryant School District.

This meeting was originally set for last Monday but was postponed because of winter weather.

Currently, the millage rate for the Bryant school district is 37.2 mills. Officials are seeking an increase of 4.9 mills.
This meeting will serve as a forum for people to present questions about the project.

Daily Dispatch: Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

Saline County Sheriff’s Office
• A representative from Elrod’s Outdoors reported a burglary.
• A man on the 16000 block of Vandiver Road reported an individual was threatening him.
• A woman on the 1300 block of Raper Haskell Road reported a break-in.

• A woman on the 23000 block of Bradley Drive reported a residential break-in.
• A woman on the 6000 block of Ram Road reported her television was stolen.
• A man on the 2000 block of Kennedy Street reported a theft.

• A woman on the 25000 block of Long Drive reported her debit card was stolen.

Firefighters, deputies respond to fire in Sardis

February 27, 2015

A fire was reported Friday morning at the former home of a man recently found not guilty of the murders of two brothers in the Sardis community.
Firefighters and Saline County sheriff’s deputies responded to 9800 Hogue Road for a report of a residence on fire.

Clinton Dewitt Spann Jr. lived at this home, but he is not residing there now, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

During a Circuit Court trial earlier this month, Spann was found not guilty of murdering brothers Michael Williams and Donald Williams, who lived near Spann.

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

February 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, said his son, Adam Nimoy. He was 83.

24/7 Wall St.: Saline County No. 1 in state income study

February 26, 2015

A recent income study of counties in each state determined that Saline County holds the distinction of being the richest county in Arkansas.

Each state's top county in the study is identified by a photo of a significant site along with pertinent facts. In Saline County's case, a photo of the courthouse is included with the information.

That study by 24/7 Wall St. determined that the county's median household income is $55,348 while the state's median household income is $40,768.

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