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Arkansas city meets records deadline

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Helena-West Helena has met a legislative deadline to provide records needed by state auditors. A state supervisor said today that provision of the documents gets the city out from under the threat of losing state turnback funds for not providing the records quickly.

Pat Carson-Williams, regional supervisor for the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit at Monticello, said the city wasn't real cooperative at first. But she said they eventually did cooperated and provide everything that was needed.

Auditors had been trying since January 2007 to access the records, and the Arkansas State Police last year seized one of the city's hard drives as part of the effort.

Carson-Williams said Thursday that auditors are in the process now of finalizing the city's 2006 audit. She said she could not discuss the details. She said the auditors will present their findings to the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee in September.


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