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White Co. judge candidate released from hospital

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A candidate for White County judge has been released from the hospital, where he was being treated for a snake bite.
    
Bill Haynie tells The Daily Citizen (http://is.gd/YkgMg0) he still has some mild pain and his hand and arm are still swollen. He says doctors told him the swelling will subside in about two weeks.
    
Haynie says he was driving Sunday from his office to his home when he noticed one of his campaign signs had fallen down. He stopped to fix it, and when he reached into a grassy area he was bitten by a snake.

Haynie says he doesn't know what type of snake bit him.

He's challenging incumbent Michael Lincoln in the May 22 Republican primary for county judge, which is the chief executive of the county.

Governor appoints 35 to boards, commissions

Governor appoints 35 to boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Stephen Ballard, Benton, to the Burial Association Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2014. Replaces Ben Brazzel.

Dr. Joseph Beck, Fayetteville, to the Oversight Committee on Breast Cancer Research. Appointment expires January 1, 2016. Replaces Dr. Malcolm Hayward.

The Honorable Larry Bryant, Forrest City, to the Arkansas Service Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2015. Replaces the Honorable Robert Taylor.

Teresa Bullock, Bryant, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointee serves at the will of the governor. Replaces Sandra Lancaster.

Bobby Burns, Beebe, to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Appointment expires June 1, 2013. Replaces Garland Camper.

Matt Cashion, Little Rock, reappointed to the Information Network of Arkansas. Appointment expires December 31, 2014.

City clerk/treasurer resigns

City clerk/treasurer resigns

After nearly four years in the office, the city of Searcy Clerk/Treasurer Peggy Meads announced her resignation Thursday night.

Beebe appoints 25 to boards, commissions

Beebe appoints 25 to boards, commissions

GOVERNOR BEEBE ANNOUNCES 25 APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

 

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Kathy Burl, North Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training.  Appointment expires January 14, 2015.

 

Bradford Caldwell, Wynne, reappointed to the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority.  Appointment expires January 14, 2016.

 

The Honorable Chris Claybaker, Camden, reappointed to the Arkansas Fire and Police Pension Review Board.  Appointment expires January 1, 2016.

 

Dr. Richard Cohoon, Russellville, reappointed to the Arkansas Geological Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2019.

 

Searcy has new ward lines

Searcy has new ward lines

When Searcy City Council candidates start campaigning for the seats on the council, some of them will have a larger area to cover because of a change in the city’s wards.

Beebe says GOP plan could result in 61 Ark. layoffs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A proposal to cut three percent of the Governor's budget.

The GOP counter-budget would cut three percent, or $21 million, of the Governor Mike Beebe's $4.7 billion state budget.

The Governor reviewed the proposed cuts and asked state agencies to do the same.

Those agencies came back stating the cuts will lead to reductions in services and personnel.

But Republican lawmakers say that may not happen at all...setting the stage for a battle of the budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"At the end of the day, it's going to take agreement to get anything done and that is important," said Republican John Burris, the House Minority Leader.

Democratic House Majority Leader Johnnie Roebuck said the budget has already been thoroughly reviewed.

JPs to review insurance policy

JPs to review insurance policy

White County employees may soon be able to contest their wellness fair results during a window of time in order to get the proper insurance rate deductions.