The Week That Was April 19-24 

APRIL 19 -– 25

OLD SOLDIERS FADING AWAY. Maj. Gen. Don C. Morrow, 63, announced his retirement as Arkansas’s adjutant general. Gov. Mike Huckabee said he’d announce Morrow’s successor within a month.

LITERATURE. Sizeable crowds turned out for the third annual Arkansas Literary Festival, held in the River Market District, and heard from big-name writers like Garry Wills.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FORT SMITH. First Bank Corp. pledged $1 million to the UAFS College of Business.

PAYING UP. Descendants of Archibald Yell — an Arkansas governor and congressman in the first half of the 19th century — paid a 160-year-old, $50 debt to the city of Yellville. According to local legend, Yell had promised the town fathers the money if they’d change the name from Shawneetown to Yellville. He was killed in the Mexican War with the debt unpaid.


HOMICIDE. Little Rock recorded its 22nd murder of the year on April 23. In 2005, the city had 9 homicides through all of April. It finished the year with 41. In the city’s record year — 1993, with 76 homicides — the 22nd homicide occurred on April 28.

GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE. The legislature overrode his veto of a $570,303 appropriation for specialists to improve science education in elementary schools.

DISCLOSURE. The state Ethics Commission said that issue groups like Arkansas Right to Life don’t have to disclose their finances to regulators if their ads stop short of calling for the election or defeat of particular candidates.

ENERGY COSTS. Sandra Hochstetter, chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, told a forum on energy costs, “The middle income is sinking to the low income in this country, largely because of energy issues. I’m convinced we’re going to a two-class system.”


From the ArkTimes store


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Arkansas Times Staff

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

  • So much for a school settlement in Pulaski County

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Cynthia Howell got the scoop on what appears to be coming upheaval in the Pulaski County School District along with the likely end of any chance of a speedy resolution of school desegregation issues in Pulaski County.
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
  • Football for UA Little Rock

    Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college.
  • Turn to baseball

    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Latest in The Week That Was

  • Riverfest calls it quits

    Also, deseg saga continues, Cotton targets legal immigration and more.
    • Jul 20, 2017
  • Martin dumps data

    Michael Reed interview, Hutchinson announces aid to LRPD, Candidates announces for mayor
    • Jul 13, 2017
  • Wrong people

    Power Ultra shooting, Asa on the Senate health plan, Rapert on the media and more.
    • Jul 6, 2017
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »


2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31  

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Ruth Coker Burks, the cemetery angel

    • Go Fund Me Page. https://www.gofundme.com/RuthCokerBurks

    • on July 22, 2017
  • Re: The ballad of Fred and Yoko

    • I grew up in Charleston and attended the College of Charleston, right around the corner…

    • on July 21, 2017
  • Re: A week at Midtown

    • Beautifully & perfectly written. Maggie & Mistown are definitely unique & awesome!!

    • on July 21, 2017

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation