Use common sense. We do not know all the details of the incident at the home of Timothy Cloyd, who recently resigned as Hendrix College president. Police say he refused to obey their order to put down a gun. Folks, there is just one option when a law officer tells you to do something. Obey. You can argue and complain and vent your anger the next day.
Not perfect. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery continues to make headlines — understandably. There have been glitches, but it is producing money to let people go to college who otherwise couldn’t. That’s the bottom line to us. The legislative and lottery commission wrangling is distracting. Keep priorities in line, folks.
Good on the hardwoods. As in most years, there are multiple Faulkner County high school basketball teams headed to regional and state tournaments. These are special an memorable events for players, cheerleaders, other students parents, fans – and coaches. Pick a team and follow it in the playoffs if you can.
Assets in the water. That Q&A piece on Lake Conway brought forth thoughts of two potential assets in the lake. One is the abundant silt. The other is the slew of sunken cypress logs. The enterprising person who can figure how to get one or both out of the lake – and deal with the state agency that owns it – may make some good money.
There is no privacy. More and more, we are seeing and hearing of incidents in which a message on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter gets attention in a controversy. There is a lesson here. The social media can be a producer of headlines. Be careful what you say, blog or text. These things can come back to bite you.
A bumpy road. One of Conway’s busiest intersections is the junction of Highways 64 and 65 north of Hendrix College. The pavement has deteriorated to the point it is a teeth-rattling experience to drive through it, especially turning from 64-65 to 64, AKA the Old Morrilton Highway.
“Sedimentation (in Lake Conway) is a contributor to worse shoreline access, especially near the mouths of the main tributaries. We know that several feet have built up since its construction and continues to build up as it is brought into the lake by rain runoff.”
— Matt Horton, the Game and Fish
Commission’s manager of Lake Conway