LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has granted liquor permits to applicants in two Arkansas counties that recently voted to allow alcohol sales.
Director Michael Langley says Wednesday that the board approved nine new permits for people who want to open liquor stores in northern Arkansas’ Boone County. The board also approved five permits in southeast Arkansas’ Clark County.
Both counties were dry until November, when residents voted to allow the sale of alcohol. Statewide, 40 out of Arkansas’ 75 counties are dry.
A warrant has been issued for a 19-year-old Bay man after he hit another man with his truck, according to court documents.
Matthew Blake Hogan has been charged with aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident and criminal mischief.
On July 28 Independence County Deputy Rob Leonard was dispatched to the boat landing off Riverbank Road and reported Hogan had been following the 16-year-old sister of Justin Lee Frazier, 22, harassing her and placing her in fear.
Portions of Izard and Sharp counties lost electrical power for several hours Wednesday afternoon when a trailer-load of tractors clipped an overhead wire and broke a power pole.
Sonia Estes, with the Izard County Office of Emergency Management, said this morning the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. and interrupted power in Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas for several hours.
“The accident happened on Highway 69 just south of the city hall office and the outage was down West Road to the Lafferty Creek area and into parts of Sharp County,” Estes said.
John Hornor Jacobs’ path from college student to novelist can best be described as rocky.
Jacobs, who graduated from Lyon College in 1994 when it was Arkansas College, found himself facing quite a dilemma after receiving his bachelor’s degree.
Jacobs couldn’t find a job that made use of the skills he had acquired at Lyon. Going back to the drawing board, Jacobs re-enrolled in college to receive his associate’s degree in animation and multimedia.
“The B.A. in English just wasn’t cutting it,” Jacobs said.
It’s not just the chickens that are being killed in the poultry industry these days.
First District U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) was in Batesville Wednesday to meet with constituents and heard some pleasant and unpleasant things, yet exposing himself to those opinions was why he came.
CONWAY (AP) — The project to widen an often-congested span of Interstate 40 that links Conway and Little Rock received a small boost Wednesday with the announcement of $3.75 million in federal funds.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced grants totaling almost $5.7 million for several Arkansas highway projects, with the largest chunk of that money going toward expanding I-40 from Conway to I-430 in Little Rock.
Paperwork filed this morning in the Independence County Circuit Clerk’s Office claims the man charged in the death of 22-month-old Harley Lynn Davidson is not competent to stand trial.
The girl’s body was found inside a refrigerator at a Desha residence on Nov. 14.
Jesse W. Holloman, 26 at the time, has been charged with first-degree murder in Davidson’s death and is being held under a $250,000 bond in the Independence County jail.
A body found this weekend has been positively identified as a man missing from Batesville since July 19, police say.
The remains of Barry Treadway, 27, were located after a weeks-long search in Van Buren County. Skeletal remains were found Saturday three miles from Highway 16 west and seven miles from where Treadway’s car was found July 25 with a flat tire on Highway 27 near Tilly, according to Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley.
The body had been sent to the state crime lab to get a positive identification.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Tickets for Arkansas’ first three football games of the 2011 season are now on sale.
The Razorbacks open the season at home against Missouri State Sept. 3, then play a road game against New Mexico Sept. 9 before returning to Fayetteville to play host to Troy.
The tickets are $45 for the Missouri State and Troy games and $55 for the New Mexico game.
Additional single-game tickets will be available in the future.
NEW YORK (AP) — There was bold talk right after 9/11 that TV would emerge from this trauma sadder but wiser. That TV would be steeled with a higher sense of purpose than had characterized it the previous half-century.