Historical entertainment planned for joint celebration of three Southwest Arkansas milestone anniversaries
In some ways, the Arkansas ballot is a referendum on urban versus rural life.
Wet cities like Little Rock and Fayetteville are home to two-thirds of the state's 3 million people. Most of the rest live in dry counties or so-called moist areas where alcohol is sold only in private clubs.
An editorial in the Log Cabin Democrat newspaper claimed a statewide vote meant having "those people" in the state's big cities decide an issue best left to locals: "This is about the ability for the villagers to have a say about the village in which they live."
Arkansas, ranked in a recent Gallup poll as the nation's eighth-most religious state, is a socially conservative sprawl of winding rivers and pious small towns where moral and political arguments are traditionally played out on church signboards and in the letters-to-the-editor sections of folksy weekly newspapers.
I am another Arkansas native now living on the East coast....This is another reason why!
Watching the documentary "West of Memphis" on Indie channel. Terry Hobbs killed those boys...
Great cartoon on town hall meetings--