ENTERS PLEA: Tim Ballard, who’s been suspended as principal of the Abundant Life high school in Sherwood, pleaded not guilty in Sherwood Municipal Court this week to sexually assaulting a former student. His case will go to circuit court. The case drew wide attention because officials of the school, sponsored by a Baptist church, told police they’d had previous complaints of misconduct by Ballard as far back as 11 years ago. It’s unclear if church or school officials reported or acted on past complaints.
Indivisible Central Arkansas's town hall Sunday at St. Michael's Episcopal Church drew hundreds of attendees who wanted to express their concerns to their representatives in Washington, D.C. Congressmen in attendance: Zero.
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled today that he had no choice based on a past Arkansas Supreme Court decision but to dismiss a lawsuit by Death Row inmates seeking to challenge the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.But the judge did so unhappily with sharp criticism of the Arkansas Supreme Court for failing to address critical points raised in the lawsuit.