Two Conway Police Department officers and the Conway Fire Department saved the life of an elderly senior man Wednesday, Nov. 24, after a Meals on Wheels driver working for Faulkner County Council on Aging found him lying on the floor of his home.

World AIDS Day is recognized each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away.

In addition to its regularly scheduled programming and services, the Faulkner County Library announced it will host a special event, Holiday Lights, in December.

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Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) Governing Board will meet electronically on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at 5 p.m.; committees will commence at 4 p.m.

St. Joseph Schools held its annual Spelling Bee at the Junior High Tuesday where it named its top three spellers who will have the chance to go on to compete at the Faulkner County Bee.

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County budget planning for 2022 began at an at-times raucous Quorum Court Budget Committee meeting Tuesday night. At the meeting justices debated, and ultimately approved, a 12 percent cost-of-living pay increase for all county employees for 2022.

The Conway Police Department and Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office once again have partnered with the University of Central Arkansas police and society class for the annual Share-a-Bear toy drive.

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Choosing to Excel, a local nonprofit with a goal to educate and encourage young kids and their families through developing healthy lifestyles and relationships, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a “Shining a Light” campaign.

‘Encato” is Disney Animation’s 60th animated feature film and is directed by Byron Howard (director of “Zootopia,” “Tangled” and “Bolt”) and Jared Bush (co-director of Zootopia and writer of “Moana”) and is written by Bush and Charise Castro Smith (who also serves as a co-director on the fil…

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is the third film in the Ghostbusters universe following “Ghostbusters II” in 1989, ignoring the 2016 entry, this time written and directed by Jason Reitman (writer/director of “Juno” and “Up in the Air” and the son of the director of the original 1984 film). When a…

Chick-fil-A Illuminate is set to return in person this year after going virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the the lighting of the Conway Christmas Tree on Saturday.

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Sen. Mark Johnson announced his candidacy for re-election to the Arkansas State Senate in the newly-redrawn District 17, encompassing the rural part of western Pulaski County, southern Faulkner County, including Mayflower and the majority of the city of Conway.

Faulkner County Chief Deputy Circuit Clerk Nancy Eastham announced that she will seek the Republican nomination for Faulkner County Circuit Clerk open seat as acting Circuit Clerk Crystal Taylor announced her intent to run for the Republican nomination for Faulkner County Judge in 2022.

Arkansas Winter Weather Awareness Week will be Monday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 3, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said.

Nia Kelley, an 18-year-old freshman vocal performance major from North Little Rock, was crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas 2022 on Nov. 19, before an audience of more than 500 people in Reynolds Performance Hall.

“An Officer and a Gentleman,” a musical, will be performed at Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus at 7:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday.

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The gift-giving season is officially upon us so you know what that means – long to-do lists and hours spent looking for that perfect present. But don’t worry, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s (ASL) scratch-off tickets can solve that problem. 

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Representatives of five Faulkner County organizations came together recently in the Culinary Medicine facility at the new Integrated Health Sciences building at the University of Central Arkansas. They were tasting seven recipes made with purple hull peas – grown in the Lollie Bottoms west o…

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Jerry Adams, founder and president of the Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA), announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2021, and the appointment of Bryan Barnhouse, current CEO, to president and CEO by the ARA Board of Trustees effective Jan. 1, 2022.

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Arkansas Department of Health encourages everyone to take simple steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure food safety as people prepare a meal for themselves, their families and their friends.

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