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Conway mayor says he won't seek 6th term in office

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Conway Mayor Tab Townsell says he won't be seeking a sixth term in office.

Townsell was re-elected in 2012 and has three years left in his term. But he tells the Log Cabin Democrat that he's ready for "anything that might present itself" and that he may not finish his current term.

Townsell, who is 51, says he expects to keep working into his 60s and that he's open to new job prospects - either in the public or private sector. He says he doesn't know yet what his next step will be but says he's not ruling out a run for the U.S. House seat representing central Arkansas.

Townsell has served as Conway's mayor for 15 years.

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Griffin calls on Exxon to relocate pipeline

Griffin calls on Exxon to relocate pipeline

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) sent a letter to Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation, urging Exxon to support the Central Arkansas Water (CAW) utility’s request to relocate a section of the Pegasus pipeline.  Here is an excerpt from the letter:

Arkansas Supreme Court to Visit UCA Campus

Arkansas Supreme Court to Visit UCA Campus

CONWAY—The Arkansas Supreme Court will visit the University of Central Arkansas campus on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

President Tom Courtway announced to the UCA Board of Trustees today that all seven justices would visit the campus this fall.

Planning is still underway, but justices will hear oral arguments starting at 9 a.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. Additional details will be announced once they are finalized. The event is public.

“We believe that will be a good event not only for UCA and our students but the community and maybe some of the high schools,” he said.

Governor Beebe discusses White House visit

Governor Beebe discusses White House visit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Governor Beebe will be discussing his recent meeting with President Obama regarding the fiscal cliff Wednesday, December 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol. Beebe was invited to meet with the President as a member of the National Governors Association Executive Committee.

AETN to host four debates in ‘Election 2012’

AETN to host four debates in ‘Election 2012’

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Candidates in four races have agreed to participate in “Election 2012: The Debates,” which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Oct. 23-25.

All debates will be held at the AETN studios, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Seating is limited, and seats may be reserved by calling 800-662-2386. Doors will open one hour prior to taping times.

Debates, which will air on the same day they are taped, include:

AETN to host four debates in ‘Election 2012’

AETN to host four debates in ‘Election 2012’

Democrat, Green, Independent, Republican candidates to participate in debates

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Candidates in four races have agreed to participate in “Election 2012: The Debates,” which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Oct. 23-25.

All debates will be held at the AETN studios, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Seating is limited, and seats may be reserved by calling 800-662-2386. Doors will open one hour prior to taping times.

Debates, which will air on the same day they are taped, include:

Political scholar to be in residence at UCA

Political scholar to be in residence at UCA

By Zachary O’Neal, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

 

CONWAY — Dr. Roderick P. Hart, dean of the College of Communication and professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin will visit the University of Central Arkansas as Scholar-in-Residence for Civic Engagement Oct. 10-11.

 

Hart will give a free public lecture, “Campaign 2012: Political Cynicism When We Need it the Least,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium (107).  Hart specializes in politics and the mass media. He has written 12 books, including his latest, “Political Keywords: Using Language That Uses Us.”

 

This event is a cooperative enterprise among the College of Fine Arts and Communication (Department of Communication), College of Liberal Arts (Department of Political Science) and UCA residence halls (Norris Taylor UCA Residential Colleges Fund).