75 years ago


T.A. Graham, contractor, has completed construction of a sleeping porch at the residence of Maj. Norman P. Williams at the corner of Clifton and Duncan streets. The home is owned by Mrs. G.W. Adkisson.

25 years ago


Chris and Kevin Hester of Conway are parents of a son, Benjamin John, born Friday (March 24, 1989) at Conway Regional Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Donald and Brenda Hester and Maurice and Patty Moix, all of Conway. Mr. and Mrs. Hester also are parents of another son, Drew.

10 years ago


The Toad Store, located in the Old Ice House building on Oak Street, opened today in a ceremony befitting the world’s emporium on all things toad.

Brian Ratliff, who is in his fifth year as toad master, led a group of VITs (very important toads), including Mayor Tab Townsell, Sen. Gilbert Baker, Conway Fire Chief Bart Castleberry and Conway Police Chief Randall Aragon, in a spirited, if somewhat off beat, dance performance of the "toady-woady."