Yesterdays Aug. 3

75 years ago


Edgar and Thurman Tyler today announced the reopening of Conoco service station No. 1 at the corner of Locust Avenue and Oak Street, after it had been closed for several weeks. The two young men are brothers.

50 years ago


A 8x60-foot aluminum awning at the new Arkansas Children’s Colony swimming pool will provide a refreshing shade for spectators and swimmers. The covering was built from funds provided by the Conway Civitan Club over a two-year period. The new swimming pool, built with funds supplied by United Commercial Travelers, has been in operation about six weeks.

25 years ago


Tim McCuien and Jimmy Darnell, former Conway High School athletes, signed letters of intent yesterday to join the University of Central Arkansas track team. Both were members of the Wampus Cats’ 1989 state Class AAAA championship team.

10 years ago


Members of the Faulkner-Cleburbne Water Users Committee toured the treatment plant expansion at Community Water System on Monday.

Faulkner County towns that use Community Water include Greenbrier, Vilonia, Mayflower, Wooster, Guy, Quitman and Damascus.

CWS General Manager Tim Shaw referred to the addition as an “ultra filtration plant.” Expected to be operational by the end of next month, the plant will treat 3 million gallons of water per day using a membrane filtration system, he said.


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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