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Arkansans walk in support of open carry

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, the Patriots of Act 746 walked in Conway in support of carrying handguns. The debate on whether or not it's legal still hasn't been settled, but supporters have interpreted the act as a victory.

"In the second amendment, it says that we have a God given right to be able to carry weapons," said state representative David Meeks (R-70).

Supporters of the Act walked with handguns in open holsters.

"It is our contention that it authorizes constitutional carry for the state of Arkansas," said Sherwood resident Don Hendricks.

The act, approved last year, lists instances in which you are allowed to carry a handgun. That includes in your home, if you're a police officer, if you're hunting, or if you're on a journey beyond the county in which you live.

"I believe that people should have the option to conceal carry or to open carry," said Meeks.

Gov. Beebe announces 16 appointments to boards, commissions

Gov. Beebe announces 16 appointments to boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (State of Arkansas) - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the followingappointments to boards and commissions:

Dr. Jamie Brandon, Magnolia, reappointed to the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.  Appointment expires October 1, 2015.

Larry Brewer, Conway, reappointed to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board.  Appointment expires October 14, 2016.

Ernest Cunningham, Helena-West Helena, reappointed to the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.  Appointment expires October 1, 2015.

Debbie Fritsche, Greenwood, reappointed to the State Board of Registration for Professional Geologists.  Appointment expires October 1, 2018.

Sammy Hart, Arkadelphia, reappointed to the Arkansas Veterans' Commission.  Appointment expires October 15, 2018.

Governor Beebe's Schedule for July 11 - 16

Governor Beebe's Schedule for July 11 - 16

Thursday, July 11

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the 2013 Delta Leadership Institute Graduation Ceremony

Rotunda, State Capitol, Little Rock

 

Monday, July 15

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe participates in an Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery Check Presentation Ceremony

Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Avenue, North Little Rock

 

Tuesday, July 16

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe participates in the University of Central Arkansas HPER Center Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony

HPER Center, UCA Campus, Corner of Students Lane and Farris Road, Conway

Governor Beebe's Schedule for June 20 - 25

Governor Beebe's Schedule for June 20 - 25

Thursday, June 20

11:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe hosts a Legion of Honor presentation with French officials

Governor's Conference Room, State Capitol, Little Rock

 

Friday, June 21

9:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Disabled American Veterans State Convention

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock

 

12:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class Graduation

Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock

 

Tuesday, June 25

10:15 a.m.

Governor Beebe appears on the "Young Arkansans Ask:  Governor Mike Beebe" television program

Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College, Conway

Pryor welcomes summer interns

Pryor welcomes summer interns

Pryor Welcomes Arkansas Summer Interns

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.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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: