The Jesse White Tumblers made their annual appearance at Riverfest today. The weather was cooperating and big crowds seem likely for tonight's events including closing Saturday headliner CeeLo Green. And then there's Sunday.
James Thweatt, who's organized a kiss-in Friday to demonstrate support for the LGBT community and love and tolerance in general, says the event has been moved from Sen. Jason Rapert's office in Conway to the state Capitol. It will still be at 1 p.m. Friday. All are welcome. /more/
Layoffs at the Welspun pipe plant in Little Rock are a reminder of the folly of corporate welfare and the inability of Arkansas to separate itself from global economic forces. See the Fayetteville shale. And keep a watchful eye on that Sun Paper pulp mill proposed near Arkadelphia.
Melinda Gwin, 49, of Hamburg has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to repay $210,875 stolen from the First National Bank of Crossett. She was sentenced in El Dorado federal court, according to a Justice Department news release.
A college student and his dad who visited a gun range over the weekend for some bonding time over target practice were told to leave after the owner grew suspicious that the pair were...Muslims! Nope, not Muslims — they just happened to not be white. Either way, though, it's rank discrimination.