Here’s a look at our top stories from last week:
- Examining Judge Lincoln’s ‘Transparency’ Record. Judge Lincoln recently said that his office has ‘always fully complied with Arkansas’ FOI law.’ We beg to differ.
- Why I Can’t Support White County Judge Lincoln. Community leader Scott Biddle weighs in on Judge Lincoln’s recording in light of the upcoming primary.
- Audio: New Ads In White County Focus On Judge Lincoln’s Record. Two new ads have hit the airwaves in White County. One ad highlights Judge Mike Lincoln’s ethics violation. The other focuses on his OEM director’s misuse of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
Two new ads are hitting the airwaves in White County on Friday, in lieu of the upcoming primary election on May 22nd.
Hear the ads for yourself:
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Republican White County Judge candidate Bill Haynie was bitten by a snake yesterday while putting up a campaign sign. He has been hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery, but he has been experiencing a lot of pain, according to his wife.
The Arkansas Patriot offers our prayers & sincere best wishes to Mr. Haynie during this time.
We will keep you posted on further developments.
The Personnel & Public Safety committee of the White County Quorum Court will meeting tonight. The full agenda has not been released, even to some of the JPs, but I am told that at least one issue for discussion will be moving the elections department of the county under the judge’s office. It is currently under the county clerk’s office.
Justice of the Peace Cameron Cooper (R-Rose Bud) who chairs the committee told me just moments ago that Arkansas Attorney General opinions have said that the elections division does technically belong under the county judge’s office, but the judge can delegate that position to another department. He said the issue is being discussed because questions have been raised about who the county election coordinator answers to regarding time sheets, pay raises, etc.
After speaking with some other members of the court this afternoon, it doesn’t appear there will be enough votes to move the elections division anywhere. We should know for sure after tonight’s meeting.
I’ll keep you posted.