The last day of May will be a dark day for lovers of fine gourmet baked goods in Little Rock: Silvek's European Bakery, which has occupied premium space just inside the doors of Kroger in the Heights at 1900 Polk St., will be closing at the end of the month.
Juanita’s Cafe and Bar at 615 President Clinton Ave. is saying adios on Dec. 20, general manager James Snyder has announced. He said he thought he should give the 30-year-old restaurant the “respect it deserves” by not abruptly shutting down but staying open through all its music bookings and to let people have a final meal.
Your Mama's Good Food, the cafeteria-style meat-and-three joint in Little Rock which was famously a hangout for Clinton campaign staffers during Clinton's 1992 campaign for president, has announced they are closing after 24 years in business.
Terrible news with the imminent closing of Fordyce mainstay Klappenbach Bakery. According to Rex Nelson on his Southern Fried Blog, Norman and Lee Klappenbach (at ages 80 and 77, respectively) are tired.
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Jones was "Minority Outreach Coordinator" for Hutchinson's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. The governor first named him as policy director before placing him over the labor department instead in Jan. 2015, soon after taking office.
A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.