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River Valley Latest NewsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 7, 2016
The pool reflects the building at the Briarwood Swim Club, which is for sale in Conway. Although Mayor Tab Townsell said he and Parks and Recreation Director Steve Ibbotson have discussed the possibility of using the Tyler Street site to build a city aquatic/community center, both men said it isn’t likely. Ibbotson said the facility would have to be gutted, and Townsell said there isn’t enough parking.
CONWAY — Mayor Tab Townsell hasn’t given up on the idea of a city aquatic/community center and plans to take a field trip this month to Bentonville to see its new facility. “Then we’ll go to Edmond, Oklahoma, to see a similar, bigger one over there,” Townsell said. “We’re going to go kick a few tires. That’s what we’re going to do — ask a few questions.” The city commissioned a feasibility study on an aquatic/community center after the ... READ MORE
MORRILTON — The Rialto Community Arts Center is offering something a little different in the way of entertainment to celebrate a month that includes Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day.
CONWAY — Love is in the air — the cold, frosty air of northern Maine in a place called Almost.
CONWAY — Joe Hopper, who started Sept. 14 as the Conway sanitation director, has applied for the top position in his former department in Fort Smith.
PERRYVILLE — Twenty-nine people have applied for the Perryville School District superintendent position. The deadline for applications was Jan. 31, said Brian Hill, school board president.
GUY — At Guy-Perkins this basketball season, it’s all about family — and winning.
PERRYVILLE — The Perryville School District is looking at ways to stabilize its dwindling finances caused by declining enrollment, and layoffs will be considered as a last resort, Superintendent Ron Wilson said.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — For Central Arkansas Christian coach Tommy Shoemaker, it turned out to be not so easy to follow his mentor at Mustang Mountain.
CONWAY — Junction City, one of Arkansas’ premier high school football programs, had won 16 consecutive playoff games and three straight state championships until Nov. 20, when Conway Christian traveled to Union County.
DARDANELLE — Dardanelle coach Josh Price had a quick answer when he was asked if one play stood out in his mind when he looked back on the career of senior linebacker Daniel Craig, who is the 2015 River Valley & Ozark Edition Defensive Player of the Year.
RUSSELLVILLE — An Arkansas Tech University student has been recognized for her efforts to raise awareness about veganism that led to changes on campus.
CONWAY — Fiber artists are a close-knit bunch — pun definitely intended.