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November 19, 2020 at 3:08 a.m.

100 years ago

Nov. 19, 1920

• It was announced yesterday that Henry M. Armistead of the firm Cockrill & Armistead had accepted legal supervision of the work of investigating the various road building projects now under way and proposed in Pulaski County. The investigations were begun by the Good Roads Bureau of the Little Rock Board of Commerce, and it was this bureau that employed Mr. Armistead to do this work. For expediting this work Mr. Armistead has been appointed as an assistant so Prosecuting Attorney Emerson, and the investigations will have the aid of the Grand Jury, which was charged especially on this subject by Judge Wade recently.

50 years ago

Nov. 19, 1970

• Doug Toney of the Little Rock Board of Realtors and W. A. Saunders, owner of Park-Mor parking lots, Wednesday stated opposition to an ordinance proposed by the City Beautiful Commission that would require trees and other greenery in and around parking lots. Appearing at the Commission meeting at City Hall, Toney told the 25 persons present -- including 15 Commission members -- that the Board of Realtors opposed the proposed ordinance "in its entirety."

25 years ago

Nov. 19, 1995

• Legislators fear that a ruling last week canceling a Dec. 12 special election casts doubt on many recent laws passed by the Legislature. On Tuesday, Pulaski County Chancellor Ellen Brantley called off the election on whether to hold a constitutional convention. She ruled that an emergency clause establishing the method for calling the convention didn't spell out an emergency. Brantley's ruling, which will be appealed to the Supreme Court, left legislators mulling how to prevent lawsuits alleging inadequate emergency clauses. Senate President Pro Tempore Stanley Russ, D-Conway, said the ruling might force legislators to be more selective when using the clauses.

10 years ago

Nov. 19, 2010

BENTON -- A Saline County Circuit Court judge Thursday threw out a request to temporarily restrain the sale of the Saline County landfill to a private waste management company. A representative of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees local, which represents about 10 landfill workers, filed the request. It sought to temporarily halt the sale and asked for expedited arbitration to decide whether the private company, Republic Disposal Inc. should be required to accept the union employees' contract if the sale goes through.


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