David Grimes: Another argument for expanded playoffs

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 21:00

About a year ago in this column, I tried to persuade the members of the College Football Playoff selection committee to expand the field from four teams to eight.

A Look Back: Frauenthal and Schwarz

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 07:00

In 1871, a small, ingenious, far-sighted man named Max Frauenthal came to Conway with the railroad crew, purchasing a lot in the southeast block at Front and Oak. Although the city’s founder, A.P. Robinson, had intended for most business activity to occur along Main Street between Railroad Avenue (Parkway) and Court Street, Frauenthal built his mercantile store in the alley where the farmers left their horses and wagons. That alley became Front Street.

A Look Forward: Coasting into Christmas

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 07:00

As you would expect, things are beginning to wind down as we approach Christmas and the beginning of a new year. Parents prepare yourselves—the kids will be home for the holidays and you may want to plan some activities.

Yesterdays: 12/17/17

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 03:21

December 17

Roundabout: 12/18/17

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 03:00


Brawner: What does Alabama’s election mean for Arkansas?

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 01:31

How big a deal is Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama U.S. Senate race? Pretty big for the country. What does it say about next year’s elections in Arkansas? Probably not that much.

City of Conway: ‘Tis the Season to Play Ball

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 01:31

Tis the season to hang stockings, trim the tree, bake cookies…and think about spring and summer sports! What?! That’s right, just after you take your tree down it’ll be time to register for spring and summer sports. So be deciding now what your little one, tween, or teenager wants to play. There are adult leagues too!

Battle at the Brier: Greenbrier boys down Vilonia at the wire

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:15

GREENBRIER – Though it wasn’t the final game of the 18th annual Battle at the Brier, fans were served the main course between the Vilonia and Greenbrier boys team Friday night at the Panther Pavilion.

Wampus Cats win two at the wire in home tournament

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:20

Conway’s boys flirted with the buzzer twice this weekend in the Bank of the Ozarks John Stanton Tournament and prevailed both times against 7A West opposition at Buzz Bolding Arena.

McCollum’s Column: More tidbits about Nathan Brown

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:21

Putting together some more pieces on the Nathan Brown picture as new University of Central Arkansas football coach: