House Democratic Leader Michael John Gray (Dist. 47- Augusta) released the following statement concerning the lawsuit, filed today by former State Representative Johnnie Bolin, to disqualify James Hall (District 9) from the election process: The people of Arkansas deserve representatives that will strive to carry themselves with honesty and integrity. To put forth a candidate who, at best, was less than forthcoming about his legal issues is an affront to the people of Ashley and … Continued
Members of the 2016-17 practical nursing class at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee recently elected class officers for the current academic year. Pictured from left are (seated) Kassidy Henely of Star City, president; Jessica Rawson of Selma, vice president; Veronica Bell of Lake Village, treasurer; Tiffany Burton of Lake Village, secretary; (standing) Kim Ray, instructor; Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus, and Vanessa Vasquez of Dumas, historian.
Arkansas GOP Chairman Doyle Webb is calling for Jim Hall to resign his candidacy for the District 9 seat in the Arkansas Legislature. The district includes most of Ashley and Drew counties. Hall ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for the seat in the March 1 primary election. On Wednesday, the Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld Hall’s Drew County conviction of harassment and harassing communications, “In view of the Arkansas Court of Appeals affirming Jim … Continued
A Drew County man convicted last year of harassment and harassing communications has lost his appeal to the Arkansas Court of Appeals. James Hall, who is currently running for a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, was sentenced last year to a year in the Drew County jail with all but 90 days suspended if he complies with certain conditions when he is released. Hall appealed his conviction and sentence to the Arkansas Court … Continued
In the wake of a state police investigation into what appears to be a fictitious invoice signed by Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker, the Monticello City Council Tuesday night unanimously adopted an ordinance preventing Tucker from spending any city funds. “… the mayor shall have no authority to sign checks, drafts, transfers, or to in any way expend funds or assets of the City of Monticello,” the ordinance reads, in part. Earlier this month, the staff … Continued
Hani Hashem, a Monticello attorney representing Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker, said in a Friday afternoon news release that there are no pending allegations of theft or personal benefit by the mayor regarding the expenditure of Monticello Advertising & Promotion Funds. “In response to recent news articles, it is appropriate that I make a limited comment on behalf of my client, Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker,” Hashem wrote. “We are currently cooperating with the proper officials and agencies … Continued
A Wilmar woman is facing a misdemeanor charge for failure to report the alleged abuse of a resident in a long-term care facility. Deshundra Thomas, 27, of Wilmar, reportedly observed another employee abuse a resident and failed to report it to the facility, according to information in a news release from Arkansas Attorney Gen. Leslie Rutledge. Thomas, who turned herself in to the Warren Police Department, is facing one count of failure to report adult … Continued