Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have arrested two Clark County Jail employees who are charged with Second Degree Battery against a jail inmate. Police took William D. Sayre, 25, of Nashville and Robert L. Williams, 28, of Arkadelphia into custody on Friday following an investigation that began earlier this week at the request of Blake Batson, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney.
Advocates of the disabled and the elderly rallied at the Capitol rotunda this morning to urge the legislature to sign off on the Community First Choice Option , the federal program that would allow individuals who qualify for institutional care under Medicaid to instead receive at-home or community-based services. "The wonderful thing about the CFCO is it lets people stay at home while saving the state money ... it's a win-win," said an advocate from AARP .
The members of the Great American Conference have long made their name by recruiting athletes from the western part of Arkansas and that trend continued on National Signing Day this year. The six division II football playing schools from Arkansas cleaned up recruits in the area as seven local products are heading to Russellville to join Arkansas Tech while six more will play football in Arkadelphia next fall for either Ouachita Baptist or Henderson State.