Yesterdays May 5

75 years ago



Sheriff Ed Speaker was notified today two peanut machines, each containing a small amount of pennies and peanuts, were stolen last night from the Playhouse, Locust Avenue and Caldwell Street. Entrance to the building was gained through a rear window.

50 years ago


Donna Wilson, 19, was named Faulkner County Senior Rodeo Queen Saturday night. The event was held at the YBMA Fairgrounds arena. Miss Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Wilson, succeeds Mary Faulkner. Jo Ann Eaton, 15, was chosen junior queen. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eaton. Miss Wilson will be entered in state competition at Fort Smith.

25 years ago


William Henry Grell, a 1989 graduate of Greenbrier High School, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Shelter Insurance Foundation which is sponsored and partially funded by Billie C. Stewart, local Shelter agent.

10 years ago


Conway’s Ashley Avra is the recipient of the first FCA-Cliff Garrison scholarship.

She will receive a $1,000 scholarship, name in honor of Arkansas Hall of Fame coach Cliff Garrison, the Hendrix men’s basketball coach for 31 years.



Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:46

Police beat

From Conway Police Department reports

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Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:36

Council to hear appeal on homeless shelter

Soul Food Café Mission will appeal the Conway Planning Commission’s 5-3 vote to deny a rezoning and conditional-use permit request that would allow it to open a homeless shelter and hold church services at 1715, 1717 and 1727 S. Donaghey Ave.

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