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Update: Highway Officials Await Proposed Fixes From I-30 Widening Contractor

The $187.3 million project in Saline County is more than 14 months behind its original scheduled completion date. read more >
The Southwest Trail will cross the old Saline River Bridge near Benton which will be rebuilt with help from grant money announced this year.
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Southwest Trail Project Gets $2M in Federal Grants

Half the funds will go toward restoring the historic Saline River Bridge near Benton. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Johnson Controls Helps Saline County Go Solar

The county's new solar systems are designed to offset 1.6 million kilowatt hours of power and save enough for the county to recoup its investment in 20 years. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Retail

18 Conditional Permits Granted for Liquor Stores in Saline County

Eighteen individuals received Wednesday conditional permits for liquor store licenses in Saline County from the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration’s Alcoholic Beverage Control department. read more >
Real Estate

Arkansas Realtors: May Home Sales Up 10 Percent

Home sales in Arkansas increased by more than 10 percent while the average price of those homes sold increased by more than three percent in May read more >
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Beer, Wine Permits Soon To Be Served in Saline, Columbia Counties

With voter approval Nov. 4 of alcohol sales in Saline and Columbia counties, retailers have been lining up for permits. read more >
Will a lawsuit brought by a Little Rock attorney against Lloyd's of London create an insurance crisis in Arkansas?
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal

Jay Bradford Worries Lloyd’s Challenge Could Create Crisis

Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford says Lloyd’s of London underwriters are approved to sell insurance in Arkansas. But a lawsuit filed last year keeps moving forward, and Bradford says he’s worried that it could create a crisis in the Arkansas insurance market. read more >
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism

The People Have Spoken, So Let Them Speak (Editorial)

Last Tuesday, Saline County became the seventh county in Arkansas to switch from “dry” to “wet” under the onerous law that requires proponents to collect signatures from 38 percent of registered voters just to get the referendum on the ballot. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Retail

State Supreme Court Remands Alcohol Question

A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court has sent a proposal to legalize alcohol sales in Saline County back to circuit court to determine if there are enough valid signatures to put the question on the Nov. 4 ballot. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Our Community, Our Dollars Files Appeal Over Saline County Alcohol Vote

A local option ballot question committee, funded by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Kum & Go of West Des Moines, Iowa, appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court seeking to allow Saline County residents to vote on legalizing retail alcohol sales. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Retail

Our Community, Our Dollars Ends Efforts in Faulkner, Craighead Counties

Our Community, Our Dollars says it will turn all its efforts for the legalization of retail alcohol sales to Saline County, and end its efforts in Faulkner and Craighead counties. read more >
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food

Wet County Ballot Initiative Sprouts Up in Saline, Craighead Counties

Residents in Saline and Craighead counties will soon have the opportunity to sign a petition that would allow voters, on the November ballot, to decide whether retail alcohol sales should be allowed in those counties. read more >