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Faulkner County Quorum Court voted to fund the property for a county animal shelter at its regular meeting July 20. The vote permits the county to purchase four acres plus a building in Springhill which will be updated to become the county animal shelter.

Members of the Cadron Post Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR, recently marked the grave of Carolyn Sue Frazier, who died Aug. 30, 2019.

When the dog days of summer deliver hot temperatures and high humidity, the American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas urges residents to take precautions against the heat.

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With the 2021-22 school year fast approaching, Conway High School (CHS) students are preparing to head back to campus. In preparation for heading back to school, CHS released a list of important dates for students and their families to be mindful of in the weeks ahead on Thursday through the…

The Guy-Perkins School District Board of Education passed a resolution Tuesday night to pay all staff members who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 1 $200, Superintendent Joe Fisher told the Log Cabin on Wednesday. The resolution also applies to staff members who already g…

One of Faulkner County’s most wanted was found Tuesday hiding in an attic at a residence in Vilonia, according to police.

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Hendrix College has received a $500,000 grant award from the Kansas-based Sunderland Foundation to renovate two of its residence halls, per a news release issued to the Log Cabin Democrat by the college. The two halls to be renovated, Martin and Veasey Halls, are historic on the Hendrix camp…

Walmart is inviting customers to take control of their health at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, July 24, where they can get health screenings and wellness resources at pharmacies statewide, as well as immunizations in one easy location.

Jim Clark has been promoted from Human Resources Specialist to Assistant Director, Human Resources.

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A statewide COVID-19 antibody study led by UAMS found that by the end of 2020, 7.4 percent of Arkansans had antibodies to the virus, but there were wide disparities among racial and ethnic groups. UAMS researchers released their findings this week to a public database, medRxiv (med archive).

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A Colorado man accused of nearly driving head-on into a police cruiser and almost hitting several other vehicles after fleeing an officer into oncoming traffic last week is behind bars without bond in the county jail.

Conway Corp has announced the promotion of Erin Brown from Power Supply Analyst 2 to Manager, Power Supply.

An Arlington, Texas, man says he is still trying to fathom the reality of winning $1 million on a free Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) scratch-off ticket that he received as a vaccine incentive. Gary Smith claimed his prize Monday at the ASL Claim Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas’s unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent for the third straight month, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, which the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services released.

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Conway Public Schools (CPSD) Superintendent Jeff Collum released a video message to district families on Friday to mark one month until district campuses start the 2021-22 school year. Released to CPSD’s website and social media channels, Collum’s message struck a hopeful tone after a year-a…

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Greenbrier School District Springhill Elementary Principal Ashley Hammett has been selected to receive the Arkansas Literary Association’s (ALA) 2021 Administrator in Reading Award, per an announcement issued to the Log Cabin Democrat by Springhill.

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On Tuesday, Rogers Group started two large asphalt overlay projects for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) in Conway.

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Lindsay Henderson, chief revenue officer at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, obtained her Certified Chamber Executive designation from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Board of Trustees and President Houston Davis will host a topping out ceremony for the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts at noon July 29, the university announced in a news release issued to the Log Cabin Democrat on Friday.

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Conway Public Schools (CPSD) Bob and Betty Courtway Middle School teacher Kaitlyn Ryals has been named one of 12 regional finalists for the Arkansas Department of Education’s (ADE) 2022 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, per a news release issued by ADE.

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St. Joseph School’s After School Program, headed by Laura Hiegel-Williams, is sponsoring a summer camp for 5- to 12-year-old children which began earlier this summer and ends on Aug. 6. Up to 90 kids are involved each day.

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After more than a year of limited shows, socially distanced seating and emptier seats, Reynolds Performance Hall will return to full capacity live performances for its 2021-22 season, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) announced in a news release provided to the Log Cabin Democrat on T…

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Faulkner County Quorum Court committees met Tuesday night in advance of the full court’s July 20 meeting. The proposed addition of a maternity leave policy to the county employee’s catastrophic leave policy generated the most conversation of the evening.

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Conway Public Schools (CPSD) Superintendent Jeff Collum presented board members with his first report on Tuesday night at CPSD’s July Board of Education meeting. Collum, who updated board members on preparations ahead of the start of school in August, officially started the position on July 1.

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The Conway City Council inched closer to the city having a community aquatics and recreation facility on Tuesday with a resolution approving Crafton Hull as the architectural team to plan and design the facility.

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Arkansas continues to record elevated coronavirus case numbers, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon.

A virtual public hearing to obtain citizen comments on the draft 2022 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Community Action Plan and budget will be at 2 p.m. July 22.

Faulkner County’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in April, per statistics released by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday. April’s rate is in significant contrast to April 2020, the chamber noted, the month in which the county’s unemployment rate reached a record high of …

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The Conway Public Schools (CPSD) Board of Education will meet Tuesday night to consider resolutions to enter into contracts with two service providers at its July board meeting, per a meeting agenda provided to the Log Cabin Democrat.

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