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160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month

160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month


FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A yard sale stretching 160 miles along U.S. 64 in Arkansas is planned for next month.

Bargains Galore on 64 will Aug. 7-9 and stretch from Fort Smith to Beebe. It'll be open to both shoppers and vendors.

Event coordinator Linda Hiles tells the Southwest Times Record (http://bit.ly/1jOYjlW) that the long yard sale is a good opportunity for civic or religious organizations to make a little extra money.

Cities participating in the sale waive garage or yard sale permits for those three days, but food vendors must comply with Arkansas health regulations.

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Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

Arkansas unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent

Arkansas unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest rate in more than five years.

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point in June to 6.2 percent. According to the department, the jobless rate is the lowest Arkansas has seen since November 2008.

Sheriff's office captain resigns over missing narcotics investigation


FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – A Faulkner County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) captain has resigned following a missing narcotics investigation.

According to a statement released by FCSO, Captain Lloyd Vincent has resigned from his position, and a criminal investigation is underway after deputies discovered that prescription narcotics scheduled for destruction were missing on Thursday.

FCSO said as soon as the discovery was made, Vincent was immediately placed on administrative leave.


Hundreds of people camp out for new Conway Chick-fil-A

Hundreds of people camp out for new Conway Chick-fil-A


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – People from all over central Arkansas and surrounding states have set up camp at the new Chick-fil-A location in Conway.

Wednesday morning, 114 people were lined up first thing to secure their spot in line to get a year's supply of Chick-fil-A. According to Chick-fil-A, a drawing for the 100 people was done and they will set up their tents and camp out for 24-hours on the lot. Those who make it through camping it out for that time will get a free year of food.

As of Wednesday afternoon, campers traveling from Minnesota, Florida, and Oklahoma have set up tents. Everyone was fed by Chick-fil-A and spending their time playing games. A DJ is even expected to come later this evening.


LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LITTLE ROCK,  Ark.   - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) 2014 will present its unique brand of fashion production to world from July 14th through July 19th. Founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell has quenched Arkansas’ yearning for fashion ever since 2009 with the first ever LRFW. The third week of every July is set aside by the state to showcase high fashion, designers, models, make-up and hair artistry and promote the state’s booming fashion scene. 

 

LRFW & LR Zoo to host For Kids by Kids show

LRFW & LR Zoo to host For Kids by Kids show

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 2, 2014) – The Little Rock Zoo is excited to announce that it will host the For Kids by Kids (FKBK) fashion show during the upcoming Little Rock Fashion Week on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Café Africa.  

Created by LRFW founder Brandon D. Campbell, FKBK will showcase some of the hottest kid’s fashions from Belk, The Toggery and artistic fashion by kids from the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library for the upcoming season.  The third annual FKBK is appropriate for kids and adults, alike. The event benefits both the Zoo and LRFW’s new scholarship not-for-profit Oneofakind Fashionment Foundation (O.F.F.). In addition to the fashion showcase, guest will be able to enjoy live entertainment and food.

UCA working towards new Donaghey Corridor


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The University of Central Arkansas said they'll spend the next few weeks surveying potential businesses' interest in leasing space in the a new development project.

The university is working to bring shops, restaurants, and more student-housing to the area, calling it the Donaghey Corridor.

The school board approved the initial planning for development along Donaghey Avenue, with the first phase being a two-block area from South Boulevard to Main Street.

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