The final days of voting for three contested school board election seats in Faulkner County are set for Monday and Tuesday at two precincts in Greenbrier and Vilonia. Both precincts have offered early voting since May 11 ahead of Tuesday’s Election Day.

St. Joseph School first grader Audrey Magie and her toad “Molly” won first place at Thursday’s “Jump for Education” toad race in downtown Conway. The toad races, a regular event during the city’s annual Toad Suck Daze festival, went on this year despite the traditional festival format being …

From Conway Police Department reports

Arkansas State Police Lt. Brad Lann was promoted to the rank of captain Thursday during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.

COVID-19 has impacted Arkansans in a variety of ways. For families who have lost partial or full wages due to layoffs and shut downs, the stress of keeping a roof over their heads has been especially hard. With help from a variety of government assistance programs, residents in central Arkan…

Kimberly-Clark Professional, a child organization of the well-known personal care product manufacturer of the same name, announced a donation of over 1 million face masks and cleaning products to school districts across the country on Wednesday, including Conway Public Schools (CPSD). The do…

The Conway Board of Education removed the requirement for students and staff members to wear face masks anytime they are outside the school buildings on campus.

From Conway Police Department reports

Four Faulkner County schools and one area college are preparing to honor their graduating high school seniors this weekend with ceremonies scheduled around the county. Guy-Perkins, Conway Christian, Greenbrier and St. Joseph are all scheduled to host graduation ceremonies beginning on Friday night.

The Log Cabin Democrat staff welcomed new group publisher Mark Elliott on Thursday.

The Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association will have its last meeting until September on Tuesday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Laurel Park on Robinson Avenue at the large pavilion.

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St. Joseph Elementary School held toad races on Tuesday in conjunction with Conway’s Toad Suck Daze 2021, which is holding smaller events than usual throughout the month.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation is launching specialized, 24/7 digital health services for victims of sexual assault. This unique care platform will be part of the Sexual Assault Assessment Program in emergency departments…

From Conway Police Department reports

A fatal accident Sunday morning in El Paso involving of a 79-year-old Conway man is being ruled “a natural death” by the White County Coroner’s Office.

The Springhill Elementary School kindergarten through second-grade students and teachers celebrated the nearing end of the school year with a carnival last week.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his intention to sign an executive order to create the American Rescue Plan Steering Committee on Tuesday at his weekly briefing at the State Capitol.

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Conway High School student Alan Sun was selected to attend National Youth Orchestra (NYO) 2, per a press release provided to the Log Cabin on April 15. NYO2, a highly competitive summer training program for high school musicians, is a residential program which will take place at Purchase Col…

From Conway Police Department reports

Pre-K through sixth-grade students at St. Joseph Elementary and Middle Schools witnessed a parade last week thanks to art teacher Shannon Chamoun.

The Conway Public Schools (CPSD) Board of Education will review a collection of legislative acts the 93rd General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature passed in its recent session that affects public education within the state at its meeting on Tuesday night, per an agenda provided to …

From Conway Police Department reports

The Conway City Council will discuss amendments to the 2019 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) action plan, a purchase and annual bid for the Transportation Department and the Markham Square project at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. in City Hall. Aldermen will have a committee meeting a…

Faulkner County has three contested school board election races up for grabs this year – two in the Greenbrier School District and one in the Vilonia School District.

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Conway Regional celebrated completion of the frame of its new Critical Care Unit with a topping-out ceremony Wednesday that included placing the final beam signed by Conway Regional team members and community leaders.

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Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series on food insecurity. The Log Cabin Democrat and its sister papers in central Arkansas collaborated on this effort. This piece highlights the work of local organizations fighting food insecurity and how residents can help.

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The Arkansas Department of Health reported 222 new cases of COVID-19 in its Friday update.

Faulkner County has three contested school board election races up for grabs this year, County Clerk Margaret Darter told the Log Cabin Democrat. The three positions, in the Greenbrier and Vilonia School Districts, will be put to voters in their respective communities on May 11 with the begi…

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