After another year of memorable events and newsmakers, the staff at the Log Cabin Democrat has looked back and compiled the top 10 stories in Faulkner County for 2011.

The tornado in April that devestated the Vilonia area tops our list, and the situations involving University of Central Arkansas presidents — including past and current — also has a strong presence on the list.

These stories can each be found online. The list is as follows:

1. Vilonia destroyed by tornado

2. Earthquakes rattle Faulkner County 

3. Former UCA president Hardin sentence

4. Meadors resigns as UCA president

5. Courtway named UCA president

6. Holian found guilty in road rage case

7 (tie). Alleged ‘toe-sucker’ arrested

7 (tie). Sheriff’s race heats up before filing season

9. Waller found not guilty in police-station shooting

10. Lawsuit against CHDC dismissed