July 15

(2008)

10 Years Ago

The new Conway Police Department building was under construction by Nabholz Construction. The building was scheduled to be completed by June 2009.

The Steel Chevrolet redevelopment was nearing completion. The building would be home to Old Chicago on the east side and Doe’s Eat Place on the west side.

Oxford Learning Academy took the top spot in the 6-and-under division of the Youth Softball Association of Conway league. Team members were Savannah Mooney, Jackson Brown, Sawyer Bentley, Halie Grace Brown, Grace Vint, Mackenzie Glenn, Jase Wicker, Justin Robins, John McKenna, Joe Voss, Chris Voss, Daryn Lamprecht and Berris Teague.

(1993)

25 Years Ago

Tara Danielle Thomas, 4, was named Little Miss Arkansas State Beauty Queen at Hot Springs.

Conway High graduates Carey Allison and Steve Litton signed letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. The pair would join Jeff Hart of Greenbrier who was the new Ozarks coach.

Rick Wilson, who won one-third of the $48.9 million Texas state lottery, bought a 1991 blue Chevrolet Corvette from Eric Turner, 25, of Conway who had advertised it in the newspaper. Wilson gave the car to his lifetime friend Roger D. Perryman, also of Lonoke.

(1968)

50 Years Ago

The University of Arkansas Research and Extension Center said that the state’s population had increased more than ten percent since the 1960 census, from 1,786,272 to 1,968,449. The report also showed that the population of four counties—Faulkner, Pope, Benton and Washington—had increased more than 30 percent. Faulkner County showed the largest increase with 36.4 percent.

Tim Gray was tied for the lead in the Arkansas junior golf tournament at Hot Springs as the final 18 holes was being played. About 200 golfers from around the state were participating.

(1943)

75 Years Ago

Records at the state revenue commission indicated that more than 6,000 retail establishments went out of business as a result of the war.

W.H. Reynolds purchased the six-room residence of Mrs. Dora Brady at 533 Faulkner from her estate.

The annual state convention of the Arkansas Rural Letter Carriers Association met in Conway at the Hotel Bachelor. Gov. Homer Adkins would address them.

Over two hundred more WAACs, members of the fifth class, graduated from the administration school in special exercises at Ida Waldron memorial chapel on the ASTC campus.

(1918)

100 Years Ago

J.T. Milam of East Fork township brought to town a wagonload of unusually fine watermelons grown on his farm.

Dr. George S. Brown received from Governor Brough a commission reappointing him a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Booneville.