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Health department inspects food service establishments

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units, concession stands and other facilities. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists. The food safety program consists of plan reviews, pre-opening inspections, permits, routine and follow-up inspections of food service establishments, investigation of complaints, and education of food service workers to promote safe food handling practices.

Marquee Moment

Workers with Condray Sign and Advertising Co. of Pine Bluff install the sign at Crenshaw Springs Water Park on Monday in White Hall. Pictured are Wayne Blankenship, top left; Perry Oldner, middle; and John Stephens, right. (Amy Widner/White Hall Progress)

Correction

An article in the July 2 edition of The Progress incorrectly combined two articles under the headline “Lawsuit against coroner dismissed.” The article should have ended with the sentences: “The motion for dismissal was filed by Westbrook’s attorney, Luther Sutter of Benton. Sutter did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment.”

State election officials at odds over ID law

LITTLE ROCK — A member of the state Board of Election Commissioners filed but later withdrew a complaint Thursday against two Pulaski County election officials for failing to follow the board’s policy on how to handle absentee ballots under the state’s new voter ID law.

Police Reports

On March 1 at approximately 11:30 am., Officer Brian Hornsby was notified that North Little Rock Police had Robert Moody in custody on a warrant from White Hall City Court for failure to appear with a bond of $1,570. Officer Steven Moreau met a North Little Rock officer at the Dixon Road exit and transported Moody back to the adult detention center. The warrant was cleared from the Arkansas Crime Information Center database.

Quorum Court tables recycling appropriation

A proposed ordinance to provide funding for the new e-waste recycling program was tabled Monday night by the Jefferson County Quorum Court after several members of the county’s legislative body raised questions about the way employees would be paid.