Saturday Sep 13
Beebe: No politics in Leslie Rutledge's poor rating at DHS
A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe today brushed away a suggestion that politics played a role in the addition of a "do not rehire" message to Leslie Rutledge's personnel file after she resigned as a staff attorney at the Department of Human Services in 2007. The Repblican candidate for attorney general raised that as a possible defense of her negative evaluation after it was disclosed last week.
Former Lonoke Co. Jailer Accused of Giving Inmate Phone
A former detention officer at the Lonoke County Jail has been arrested after being accused of giving a cell phone to an inmate.
Lonoke County Republican relents, a tiny bit, on early voting
The Leader has an update on a story here last week about the resistance by a Republican member of the Lonoke County Election Commission to permitting the same access to early votin g in Carlisle and England that is allowed in Republican-friendly Cabot.
The City Wire
Arvest settles with 18 of 20 banks in the Smiley interpleading
Arvest Bank, which turned over $551,764 to the Benton County Court in the interpleader case of H. Dennis Smiley, has reportedly settled with 18 of the 20 banks holding claims against the money.
USDA commodities to be distributed in Lonoke Co.
The food items will be distributed Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. at Allport City Hall; Austin City Hall; Cabot Church of Christ; Carlisle Old City Gym; Humnoke City Hall; Lonoke County Fairgrounds; Ward Chamber of Commerce; Woodlawn Community Center; and the England Community Center.