Hudson Jones, 6, killed two bucks — a 6-point and a 7-point — with a crossbow on opening day of bow season. He was hunting with his "Pops" (Paul Jones) and later celebrated with his "Nanna" (Danna Jones) and the rest of the family.

Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) Governing Board will meet electronically on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at 5 p.m.; committees will commence at 4 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss program updates, committee reports and funding proposals. CAPCA is a private …

A local feeding ministry will be able to hand out food boxes once again to those battling food insecurity in central Arkansas.

From Mayflower Police Department and Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports

Rene Henderson of Mayflower was the 2020 recipient of the Shelly Mehl Women’s Empowerment Award. Awarded yearly by the University of Central Arkansas, it features women who have made a positive impact on their community.

For the fifth consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor educators throughout its footprint by conducting its “We Love Teachers” campaign. This year, Arvest will award 157 teachers with a total of $78,500 in prize money.

Following a nationwide search by the Arkansas PBS Foundation Board for an accomplished fundraiser, Marge Betley will fill the role as Arkansas PBS Foundation CEO beginning Monday, Sept. 28, as a key partner to support the many innovative Arkansas PBS initiatives happening now and in the futu…

McFarland Eye Care is pleased to announce a day of free eye care at our Pine Bluff and Little Rock locations on Saturday. McFarland’s Free Eye Care Day is open to anyone – new or established patients. The purpose of this event is to provide fellow Arkansans with the care they need but have b…

The remaining alternate jurors needed to serve in the capital murder trial against a 20-year-old Pine Bluff man accused of killing and kidnapping Elvia Fragstein in July 2018 were selected Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Secretary of Education Johnny Key addressed renewed concerns over the safety of educators during the state’s weekly pandemic briefing after Atkins Superintendent Jody Jenkins died Tuesday morning due to complications from COVID-19.

The Conway Ministry Center will host a virtual food drive throughout October and an in-store collection at local retailers Oct. 4-11.

This summer, the United Way of Central Arkansas awarded 11 nonprofit organizations with grant money that totaled to $280,000. This money will be used to help impact 16 community cycles.

From Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports

Arkansas PBS invites passionate, enthusiastic community members to join the newly created Arkansas PBS Advisors and Insiders program. This group of subject matter experts and superfans will help inform and guide local programs, engagement and initiatives in areas such as education, arts, out…

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $120,000 commitment over five years from Acxiom. This will take the company’s support to $1.1 million across a 30-year collaborative partnership for initiatives in the College of Business and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Centennial Bank commits to an annual donation of $10,000 a year for the next four years to Independent Living Services. Pictured left to right are Erica Evans, Centennial Bank business development officer; Elissa Douglas, ILS executive director; Josh Linden, Centennial Bank loan officer; and…

Home sales and listings in Faulkner County during the first eight months of 2020 were comparable to or better than the same time period in 2019 in most areas of the real estate industry.

Black Representation Matters: In Film and Beyond, the inaugural film series of the Windgate Museum of Art, begins this weekend with a screening of 13th. The series of five films and discussions, which are free and open to all, will be livestreamed due to coronavirus concerns. Access to each …

Long-time Conway resident Allison Vetter has announced her candidacy for Justice of the Peace in District 13. This position is one of 13 justices that make up the Faulkner Count Quorum Court, the governing body of Faulkner County, tasked with making decisions about roads, budgets, personnel …

Conway Regional Health System will hold its annual free Prostate Cancer Screening and Awareness program on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 5-7 p.m. Prostate cancer screenings aim to find cancer early that may spread if left untreated.

Barrett Petty is a candidate for Justice of the Peace in District 6 in Faulkner County.


MAYFLOWER — When asked to describe what type of person would be a hero, Keeton Woods immediately thought of his father. The Mayflower fire chief was also honored for his dedicated service Tuesday evening by Mayor Randy Holland.

Twelve jurors have been selected to serve in the capital murder case against a 20-year-old Pine Bluff man accused of kidnapping and killing Elvia Fragstein.

In its Friday update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 897 new cases; 7,249 active cases; 484 hospitalized, which is up 27 from Thursday; 95 on ventilators, which is down 2 from Thursday; 20 deaths added for a total of 1,266; a total of 79,946 cases; 69,521 recoveries; PCR tests, 9…

Independent Living Services (ILS) hosted a drive-thru Employee Appreciation lunch on Sept. 18 with help from Centennial Bank, which provided the food. Executive Director Elissa Douglas and Human Resources Director Danielle Henry handed out lunch as staff members drove through.

The Faulkner County League of Women Voters will host a drive-thru voter registration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Faulkner County Library.

The Faulkner County Election Commission voted to correct the order of District 13 Justice of the Peace candidates on the ballots during an emergency called meeting Wednesday.

Let Us March On, which documents and contextualizes the Black Lives Matter movement in Arkansas, will open at the Windgate Museum of Art on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, and will be on display through Jan. 22, 2021. The exhibition will be on display in the Window Gallery, which is visible at all t…

Conway Regional Health System will host the 13th annual Walk to Remember as a park and pray event on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Parking Lot I located off of Robinson on the Conway Regional Medical Center campus.

The monthly Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) commodity distribution is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from 8-11 a.m. at 707 Robins St. Suite 118 in Conway.

Conway Regional Health System announces the addition of four physicians to the inpatient hospitalist team: Arthur Slaton, MD; Brian Kennedy, MD; Kuna Okong, MD; and Mohammed Malik, MD.

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