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Commission releases special election information

Commission releases special election information

The Pulaski County Election Commission wants Sherwood residents to have the following information regarding the special election May 14:

+ To be eligible to vote in this election, you must be a registered voter and reside in City of Sherwood.

+ Voter Registration Cutoff Dates:
4/14/2013 New Registrants
5/10/2013 Transfer registration from another county within the state

+ Early Voting:

-- Main Site Early Voting:

  • Pulaski County Regional Building 501 W. Markham, Little Rock
  • Tuesday, May 7 – Monday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
  • No weekend early voting.

-- Off Site Early Voting:

Bill would allow vote to change dry areas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - Some Arkansas communities may get a chance to go from being a dry area to wet one if a proposed bill clears the legislature this session.

Senate Bill 374 has already cleared the Senate, and it's on the House agenda on Tuesday. If approved, it will allow specific areas that are dry in an overall wet county to let voters in those areas decide on a change, and the areas include the Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock.

La Salsa Mexican Restaurant in North Little Rock's Park Hill neighborhood is one of the few places in this community where folks like Kevin Cates and wife can have a beer with dinner.

"We like to have a drink every once in awhile. The membership thing is a little bit inconvenient. It seems like it's just kind of this formality that they could kind of avoid," Cates said.

Government spending cuts affecting Arkansans

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The federal spending cuts have only been law for three days and already their effects are being felt in Arkansas. Some military families here in Arkansas are preparing for up to a 20 percent cut in their incomes.

Sharon Branch and her husband Joe have lived all over the country. Joe, serving first in the Navy, is now a Army reservist and civilian employee for the 90th Sustainment Brigade. And, while Sharon said it is an honor for her family to serve the military, with the recent federal spending cuts, it will become a challenge.

"He was given this flag in recognition of his service in Iraq," said Sharon Branch, showing her husband Joe's American flag displayed in her family's living room.

It is a symbol of her family's sacrifice, Sharon Branch said, her husband's first tour in Iraq. But now, a new sacrifice has her worried.

Special council meeting set for Monday

Special council meeting set for Monday

There will be a  Special Council Meeting Hearing on the Petition Referendum Monday night at 7 p.m. The agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. City Clerk Report of Count
4. Public Comment on the Question
5. City Council Discussion
6. Adjourn

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED, Febuary 21st, 7p.m., Argenta Community Theater with special guest Bill Courtney, coach of the Manassas Tigers football team.

Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary UNDEFEATED, winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win.

COST delivers 276 additional signatures for petition

COST delivers 276 additional signatures for petition

SHERWOOD, Ark. -- Citizens of Sherwood Together (COST), a grass-roots citizens volunteer group, says the "tremendous support" of citizens enabled them to deliver this morning  276 additional petition signatures to the office of the city clerk.

The group is calling for a ballot question on Ordinance 1953, which was an agreement that allowed North Little Rock Electric to service areas of Sherwood. If successful, the petition would result in a special election in which the issue would be put before Sherwood voters.

Don K. Berry, COST chair, says homes and businesses will pay around $1.2 million more annually under NLR Electric than under a different service provider.

Petitioners say they now have over 430 total signatures.