Yesterdays Jan. 22

75 years ago

(1939)

Charles R. Steed, Second ward aldermanic candidate, today paid his fee to place his name on the Feb. 7 city Democratic primary ticket to Clide Donnell, secretary of the city Democratic central committee. Mr. Steed has no opposition for the post.

50 years ago

(1964)

An animal described as a “giant panther” has been sighted in the New Home community, near Quitman, according to the Rev. E.T. Herring.

“H.L. Russell saw a panther about nine feet long pass his house one morning recently,” the Rev. Mr. Herring said. “And some hunters saw one the next night one mile west of Enders.”

25 years ago

(1989)

The Mayflower senior boys defeated Ola 60-56 in three overtimes Friday night at Mayflower in a 4A-East conference basketball contest.

Billy McCaghren paced the Golden Eagles with 22 points. David Long added 16 and Ricky York, 12.

10 years ago

(2004)

T.J. Johnson, project manager for Conway Development Corp., will become the new director of the Conway Downtown Partnership.

The decision was made Wednesday at a Downtown Partnership board meeting. The board approved the recommendation of the search committee, ending a two-week search for a new director.

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:22

Arkansas lawmakers advance junk food ban for food stamps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas would ban food stamps from being used to purchase soda or junk food under a proposal endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday, joining a list of Republican-led states hopeful the Trump administration will allow such restrictions to the federal program.

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:21

Arkansas House OKs delay in medical marijuana launch

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas House voted Tuesday to delay the launch of the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana program and ease a restriction on doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:08

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world’s biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.

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