With the purchase of the building for the county animal shelter approved in July, a county Animal Shelter Development Committee is meeting weekly to develop a go-forward plan for shelter operations.

“Halloween Kills” is once again written and directed by David Gordon Green and is the sequel to the previous 2018 Halloween film. Following immediately after the ending of the last one, Michael Myers escapes from Laurie Strode’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) trap to continue his reign of terror over Ha…

Members of WoodmenLife in Conway, a nonprofit organization that offers life insurance and retirement products, completed a beautification project recently where they planted a Willow Oak and a Red Maple Tree at Fifth Avenue Park.

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Relatively small changes are foreseen for Justice of the Peace voting districts in the county. The districts, which change each 10 years to reflected updated census data, are currently in review by the Faulkner County Election Commission.

Conway Kiwanis has postponed the Bookcase Literacy Banquet until a later date when the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is “sustainably low,” but they are still selling tickets for the event.

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In a letter sent to Quorum Court members earlier this week, Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals said he would not be “actively promoting” a tax increase to support “Sheriff’s Office needs and payroll.”

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The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) at the University of Central Arkansas celebrated its five-year anniversary during Demo Day and added 12 individuals to the total number of full-stack graduates of the program.

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First Community Bank has announced the hiring of longtime banker, Janet McPhate, as assistant vice president branch manager at the financial institutions location at 766 Harkrider in downtown Conway.

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The Greenbrier community has been giving back to their fellow residents in need with a variety of “blessing boxes” scattered around the town, one of the most recent being one started by a local teacher.

Twelve students have been selected to the 2021 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, including Faulkner County’s Haley Mims-Crawford.

Winners in goat divisions were announced Tuesday following competition at the 2021 Junior Livestock Show of the Arkansas State Fair.

Conway Corp Safety and Emergency Management Director Tony Van Pelt has earned the credential of Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) with an endorsement in electric transmission and distribution from the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network.

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Greener Days Ahead Rescue, a nonprofit animal shelter based in Mount Vernon, received a surprise donation of $15,000 from a Florida organization last month from what the organization originally thought was a spam email.

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Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Carol Crews was surprised with an award on Monday.

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Last week, Hendrix College students, faculty and staff attended a student-led protest for more than an hour on campus to bring awareness to sexual assault and changes they would like to see to Title IX.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday at his weekly briefing that certain COVID-19 protocols for K-12 schools involving quarantine have been changed due to the decreasing COVID-19 numbers in the state.

Arkansas law enforcement agencies will unite in the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” initiative aimed at stopping the dangerous practice of distracted driving. Starting Sunday, Arkansas State Troopers, joined by local police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the state, began a weeklong (Oct. 1…

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Dozens of college students, faculty, state officials, and advocates gathered on the Capitol steps Monday for the Save AR Students 2021 Fall Kickoff Rally. Speakers including Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Gregory Bledsoe, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and State Drug Director Kirk Lane addr…

St. Joseph School senior Zach Tucker was recently recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Commended Scholar for scoring in the top 3 percent out of the 1.6 million high school students nationwide who took the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year.

This year I’ve had the privilege of attending multiple film festivals thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a lot of them to go virtually. Two of the four festivals I’ve attended this year are The 2021 Sundance Film Festival and the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. Attending both, I got to see two…

The City of Conway has started a survey asking members of the public in and around Conway to voice their opinions on the public art needs for the community for the development of the Conway Public Art Master Plan.

State Representative Spencer Hawks declared his run for current Senate District 35 this past Friday in front of the Faulkner County Courthouse in the midst of a large group of supporters.

Conway City Attorney, Charles Finkenbinder, presented criminal defense and family law attorney Landon Sanders with the Outstanding Citizenship Award Friday for the work he has done for the community, specifically in the Sobriety Court.

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Faulkner County is on track to to finish well above revenue projections for the year, County Treasurer Scott Sanson told the Quorum Court Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday night.

The University of Central Arkansas College of Education has been named one of 26 institutions to receive the 2021 Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is set to host a Minority Entrepreneurship Pitch Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the UCA welcome center as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

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The Conway Board of Education voted unanimously to make masks optional for students and faculty effective Monday, Oct. 18 at its monthly meeting Tuesday after a lengthy debate.

Euphoria Salon and Day Spa at 723 Parkway St. in Conway is under new ownership. Kinsey and John Mark Guerin celebrate taking over leadership of Conway’s full-service salon and spa with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The business has a new look, new stylists and estheticians, new servi…

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Votes at Tuesday night’s Quorum Court committee meetings show county employee premium pay will be back under debate, as well as timing of pay raises for some county employees.

Autism in Motion (AIM) Clinics will host a socially distanced Trick-or-Treat event for the Conway autism community. The sensory-friendly event will take place at the AIM Clinics therapy center at 815 S. Donaghey Avenue in Conway from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 30.

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Fifth graders at Wooster Elementary School in Greenbrier got to experience the French culture in the classroom Monday in preparation for their latest reading assignment.

If you’re looking for a tee-rrific activity to do with your family, friends or even co-workers, then a Toad Suck-themed, 18-hole miniature golf course is now open in Conway.

The city of Conway will accept nominations for positions on its Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB), Diversity Advisory Council, Oak Grove Cemetery Board, Robinson Cemetery Board, Tree Board and Airport Advisory Committee through Nov. 1.

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