Saline County went dry after a Special Election in 1936. In October 1935, six local ministers gathered at First Baptist Church and decided to have a public meeting with the public to try to get it to a vote. The rules about getting something on a ballot must have been very different then, because it only took four months to get the vote and change the law. The following images are documents pertaining to the first meetings, the election announcement and the results.…Continue
Maybe you've heard there was an election recently. Well all those folks that were elected (or re-elected) into government office had to take an official oath for their public service. The following is a collection of pictures from County and City officials swearing in at the beginning of their new term, January 1st, 2015. I'll try to label all these faces. Maybe you kind readers can help in the comments.
Added by Shelli Poole on January 5, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Yesterday, I posted about the new effort for Bryant Schools to pass a millage increase. I'll insert my opinion in the comments and just leave the…Continue
You'll remember last year when Bryant Schools put it to a vote of whether residents would support a 4.7 millage increase. This year, according to state law in…Continue
I told MySaline readers yesterday, that I would be attending the weekly meeting of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. Club President Jim Gardner (aka, the pastor at Northside Church…Continue
I know. I don't have to ask. You don't want to hear another political ad for the rest of your days. No one changes their minds because of them. No one ends up joyful because of something they saw or heard or read in one. They bite. Our election cycle is almost over for 2014 and then the Presidential ads will begin for 2016. It never ends. Because of all that, I gift to you a video that a friend of mine just found (while working tirelessly at his job that has nothing to do with watching…Continue
Added by Shelli Poole on October 29, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments
The Haskell Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) hosted a political forum Tuesday, October 21st for the mayoral candidates. The program was attended by candidates Jaymie "J.J." Watson-Bruton, Janie Lyman and Gary Vice. Candidate Jerry Tittle was not present. …Continue
Added by Shelli Poole on October 22, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments
As I said in the previous Anonymous Tip blog that I posted, these things come in waves. Sometimes it's because someone realizes that the site feature even exists. Other times - like this time - it's because someone has a rebuttal to the previous tip. This is one of those…Continue
From Admin: I had to edit this tip so you know what the tipster is talking about, and to leave out copyrighted material. They just sent me…Continue
Mike Ross (D) and Asa Hutchinson (R) faced off in front of a large audience at the University of…Continue
Added by Shelli Poole on October 8, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments
Early voting dates and locations have been listed in the Events Section for a while, but I'm going to repeat that information here because I want you to know - and the County Clerk's office wants you to know - that the best way to get our voting done is to do it early!
There has been a Ballot Question Committee formed with the goal of getting an initiative on the 2014 Gubernatorial General Election Ballot to vote on whether or not Saline County should become a wet county. That would make it legal to "sell and manufacture" "intoxicating liquors."
The full name of the committee is "Get Saline Wet - Keep Our Tax Dollars in Saline County." You can find their website at…Continue
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that the
Special State of Arkansas
Special City of Benton
Election will be held
Tuesday, November 8, 2011…Continue
Added by Shelli Poole on November 8, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Many of us have figured out in the past few years just how powerful a school board can be. It's not like the Booster Club or the Parent Teacher Organization where they raise a little money and maybe spend it on a little project. Nope, these folks have the decision of where to spend millions of dollars. Benton and Bryant school districts are both adding onto to their high schools as we speak.…Continue
The Benton Advertising and Promotions Commission is meeting for a work session tomorrow/Tuesday night to discuss possible projects and the direction of the commission.
I would like to present to the commission a list of Saline residents who are FOR a Wet County.…Continue