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Sen. Boozman talks economic development Friday

Sen. Boozman talks economic development Friday

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- U.S. Senator John Boozman will spend Friday afternoon in Hot Springs meeting with city and county officials, talking healthcare with local doctors and touring the Triumph Fabrications plant. His visit will focus on economic development in Hot Springs.

First Sen. Boozman meets with Garland County Judge Rick Davis, Sheriff Larry Sanders and Mayor Ruth Carney at City Hall. At 3 p.m., he will then tour Tour Triumph Fabrications at 1923 Central Avenue.

Sen. Boozman’s schedule for the week included stops in Arkadelphia, Camden, Conway, Russellville, Fort Smith and Mena.

"Young Guns" seek to help young local politicians

"Young Guns" seek to help young local politicians

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Newly-elected Saline County Justice of the Peace and University of Arkansas at Little Rock college student Justin Meeks has teamed up with University of Central Arkansas student and Little Rock native Caleb Lites to form the Arkansas Young Guns (AYG PAC), a new political action committee whose purpose is to help other young conservatives get elected in the state.

“We feel that young people have a vested interest in current political issues such as entitlements and government spending and that there are young potential candidates out there who would bring valuable input to those conversations if elected,” said Meeks, who will serve as the organization’s President and CEO.

Their goal is to help raise money for conservative candidates 18-30 years old in order to help ease the financial cost of campaigning.

“Most young people, especially college students, don’t have the connections or personal wealth needed to raise the necessary finances

Conway delegation takes concerns to Washington

Conway delegation takes concerns to Washington

By Becky Harris, Log Cabin staff writer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A delegation from Conway and Faulkner County spent three days in Washington this week, meeting with the Senate and Congressional delegation and their staffs to talk about “consent agenda” issues affecting the area.

Making the trip were County Judge Preston Scroggin, Conway Mayor Tab Townsell, Justice of the Peace Steve Goode, Bill Adkisson, chair of the Conway Development Corp.; Ronnie Williams, chair of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce; Lori Ross, immediate past chair of the Chamber; Lori Case, chair-elect of the Chamber; Laura Grimes, the Chamber’s chief financial officer; and Jamie Gates, vice president of governmental affairs for the Chamber and the CDC.

Gates said they attended a staff reception for Sens. David Pryor and John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin on Tuesday night and met with both Senate office staffs Wednesday.

On Thursday they attended a U.S.

Sen. Pryor talks shop with citizens, students

Sen. Pryor talks shop with citizens, students

CONWAY, AR – Senator Mark Pryor continues to travel the state to discuss ways to spur economic development and create jobs in today’s difficult economic environment.

On Friday, January 21 at 9:30 am, Pryor will tour the First Orion facilities.  First Orion develops applications for smart phones.  The tour will take place at the First Orion facilities, 1052 Harrison Street in Conway, AR.

At 10:30 am, Pryor will tour the Snap On facilities.  The tour will take place at the Snap On facilities, 309 Exchange Avenue in Conway, AR.

At 11:30 am, Pryor will visit Conway High School West and speak to AP Government and Politics students.  The visit will take place at Conway High School West in the auditorium, 2220 Prince Street in Conway, AR.