Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Among the Governor’s notable appointments, J. J. Vigneault gets another term on the Alcohol Control Board, Former Congressman Tommy Robinson’s wife Carolyn gets reappointed to the parole board, and civil rights attorney John Walker is named to the Martin Luther King Commission.
The FAA and St. Francis County authorities are investigating an accident at the Forrest City airport on Friday that resulted in the death of a pilot who was starting a propeller driven airplane.
Fernando Navarro will serve two consecutive life terms for the beating, stabbing and strangulation of David E. Edwards of Fayetteville on Thanksgiving night 2004.
Classes are suspended at the Palestine-Wheatley Middle school after a fire engulfed the gym yesterday.
Sushi King in Bentonville remains closed at the salmonella count stands at 123 after an outbreak of food poisoning last week.
Women’s basketball teams in the region enter the postseason this week as the Southeastern Conference tournament opens in central Arkansas.
Fitz Hill, executive director of Read-2-Lead is planning the First Delta Classic 4 Literacy next fall. It will be highlighted by a match-up between UAPB and Grambling on October 14.
Though revenue for the new so-called “racino” at Blue Ribbon Downs In Salisaw, Oklahoma is falling short of expectations, officials say attendance is increasing, and they're betting the state's foray into gaming machines at racetracks will be a success.
Officials from the city of Phoenix have met with executives from Southwest Airlines Co. to discuss the low-cost carrier moving its headquarters from Dallas and may soon make a formal offer, according to officials for the city and the airline.
I never see any cars out there...
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