Yesterdays Aug. 16

75 years ago


Mrs. Mollie Hunt Cole, widow of the late W.D. Cole, pioneer merchant of Conway, today quietly celebrated her 90th birthday, surrounded by members of her family here.

50 years ago


A dessert party was held Wednesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Satterfield, honoring Miss Pamela Phifer and Lynn Woolard and their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Phifer and Dr. and Mrs. H.I. Woolard of Little Rock.

Co-hostesses were Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Archer Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stegall and the Satterfields.

25 years ago


Two Vilonia students received degrees at the summer commencement exercises last week at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

Cara Hopp was awarded a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and Cynthia L. Sellers was awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

10 years ago


A minor fire occurred in a battery back-up system of a building at Acxiom Corp. at 10:58 p.m. Friday.

According to Conway fire Marshal Randy Freeman, a smoldering battery caused electricity to arc, which led to a minor fire. The building was not damaged.


Sun, 04/30/2017 - 11:21

David Grimes: The nice guy behind those Toad Suck Daze runs

With Toad Suck Daze approaching, and the accompanying Toad Suck Daze runs, it’s a good opportunity to highlight Cliff Henry in my series about good guys.

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 08:11

A Look Back: Highway cafes

Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply

Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month, experts said.

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