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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 21, 2016
PHOTO BY: Tammy Keith

Conway Police Chief Jody Spradlin talks about scams as AARP President Ron Ross listens at an AARP meeting Monday at the Ola and John Hawks Senior Wellness and Activity Center in Conway.

Conway police chief warns senior citizens about scams

CONWAY — The good qualities that many senior citizens have — being trustworthy and honest — are also what make them susceptible to scams and frauds, Conway Police Chief Jody Spradlin told a group of AARP members. Spradlin spoke Monday to an AARP meeting at the Ola and John Hawks Senior Wellness and Activity Center in Conway. He started by asking the seniors why they thought they were targets of scams. “We’re trusting and taught to trust... READ MORE

Danville to replace aging pool By TAMMY KEITH

DANVILLE — Danville Mayor Phil Moudy said it’s “almost a miracle” the way circumstances came together to fund a new city swimming pool.

Elissa Douglas, executive director of Independent Living Services in Conway, and Robert Wright, director of development for the nonprofit agency, throw golf balls into the air on the driving range at TOMMY MUMERT/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Planning for the 2017 Relay for Life of Pope and Yell Counties is in full swing, with the kickoff for teams in Pope County scheduled for Sept. 6 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

No property-tax proposal now for Vilonia Schools By TAMMY KEITH

VILONIA — Vilonia Superintendent David Stephens said the school district experienced a “slight decline” in enrollment last year, so he wants to see if that is a trend before asking the patrons for a property-tax increase to fund construction.

Business teacher honored By TAMMY KEITH

VILONIA — Vilonia High School business teacher Debby Mauldin was supposed to be talking about her own award, but she kept bragging on her co-workers’ accomplishments.

Phase 1 of veterans park almost done

RUSSELLVILLE — The first of three phases — a parking lot — of Veterans Memorial Park in Russellville is almost completed, and the next step is the Walk of Honor, said Bill Eaton, a member of the River Valley Veterans Coalition.

Conway has hall-of-fame coaching staff DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Dennis Fulmer of Conway was going through some old photos when a group shot of his 1968 Conway High School football coaching staff struck him.