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Emily Walkenhorst

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No watershed zoning plans for Perry, Saline counties

Subscriber onlyMore than 10 years of contention over Lake Maumelle watershed protections is now at a standstill, as central Arkansas officials have no plans to further expand regulations in any of the three counties in which the watershed is located. Continue reading...

Future bright for span's lights

County seeks bids to replace Big Dam Bridge’s bulbs

Subscriber onlyAfter eight years of illuminating the night along the Arkansas River, the fading lights across the Big Dam Bridge are soon to be replaced. Continue reading...

Leave time bolstered for county workers

JPs vote to simplify payroll math

Subscriber onlyPulaski County's 1,200 employees will have slightly expanded leave-time benefits after the Quorum Court passed an ordinance Tuesday night updating the county's personnel policy for the first time since the 1980s. Continue reading...

Pulaski County notebook

Subscriber onlyLeague plans forum on county judge race The League of Women Voters of Pulaski County will host a county judge candidate forum Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Quorum Court room on the fourth floor of the county administration building at 201 S. Broadway. Continue reading...

JPs, 3 cities OK pact to fund county jail

Subscriber onlyAgreements with three cities to fund the Pulaski County jail are official today, after the Quorum Court approved an ordinance Tuesday night allowing the county to enter into a new five-year contract with the five largest cities beginning Jan. 1. Continue reading...

Watershed amendment approved

JPs unanimous in passing changes to zoning regulations

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Quorum Court approved an amendment Tuesday night to the Lake Maumelle watershed zoning code after some heated discussion about the merits of the original ordinance. Continue reading...

Jonesboro's police chief resigns; reporter returns

Subscriber onlyThe Jonesboro police chief whose Facebook comments about a reporter for The Jonesboro Sun prompted her to resign and the mayor to suspend the chief for 30 days without pay has resigned. Continue reading...

Access to safe water a problem for many

Funding is an obstacle to waterlines

Subscriber onlyEvery couple of months for the past 10 years, Lillard Brockette and his wife, Iris, have loaded up his pickup with 80 empty 1-gallon bottles to drive an hour west to Hot Springs to fill up on spring water straight from the source. Continue reading...

Mayor: Not likely to fill attorney role

$250 monthly pay a barrier in Bauxite

Subscriber onlyBauxite will likely not replace its city attorney for the rest of the year, Mayor Johnny McMahan said Friday. Continue reading...

Beebe: Balance tax cuts, services

He touts record at counties event

Subscriber onlyArkansas counties can stay afloat in coming years if tax cuts are balanced with the needs of the government and its people, Gov. Mike Beebe told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Thursday morning. Continue reading...

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