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Family honors its ties with LR Zoo ride

posted: 04/19/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

In Anne Gardner’s hometown of North Tonawanda, N.Y., carousels are a part of the culture.

LR sewer panel upholds contract choice

posted: 04/17/2014 4:52 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Sanitary Sewer Committee affirmed its initial decision to award a $5.5 million contract to the second-lowest bidder Wednesday, despite objections from the owner of a company that bid a lesser amount.

For 2 fired by utility, no charges

posted: 04/16/2014 5:11 a.m. Discuss

The prosecuting attorney’s office will not pursue criminal charges against Little Rock Wastewater’s former chief who approved spending public funds to accommodate a top manager’s rent-free stays on utility property, a chief deputy prosecutor said Tuesday.

Riverfest contract approved

posted: 04/16/2014 4:42 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Board of Directors approved a long-term contract Tuesday between the city and Riverfest after asking the city attorney to add a clause that would require the festival’s organizers to adhere to and promote the city’s no-tobacco policy in public parks.

LR bureau’s chief gets raise, bonus

posted: 04/16/2014 4:33 a.m. Discuss

For the third consecutive year, the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau’s executive director will receive a raise and performance-based bonus, the Advertising and Promotion Commission decided Tuesday.

Riverfest contract on LR’s agenda

posted: 04/13/2014 4:40 a.m. Discuss

For the first time in the 36-year history of Riverfest, city and festival officials are considering a long-term contract governing the event’s use of downtown each year.

OUR TOWN: Little Rock notebook

posted: 04/13/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Farmers market set to mark 40th season The River Market Farmers Market will start its 40th season in May and celebrate by extending its hours for the first time for a trial run of a night market.

Utility is to replay paring of CEO list

posted: 04/11/2014 3:33 a.m. Comment 1

A committee selecting final candidates for the Little Rock Wastewater Utility’s top official shouldn’t have allowed a search-firm consultant to deliver her presentation to it privately Wednesday, the city attorney and the mayor both said Thursday.

Utility sets deadline to refund fees from glitch

posted: 04/11/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Water will refund the 2,224 accounts that were incorrectly levied late fees by the end of next week, the agency’s public affairs director told its Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

CEO list for utility pared to 5

posted: 04/10/2014 5:23 a.m. Discuss

A committee that will recommend candidates to head up the Little Rock Wastewater Utility met privately Wednesday with an out-of-town consultant even though objections were raised that including the consultant in the meeting violated state law. After more than two hours, the committee then voted in public to invite five applicants in for interviews.

Sewer-utility search panel to give 11 of 60 applicants a look

posted: 04/09/2014 4:53 a.m. Comment 1

The owner of a burger restaurant, an Army Corps of Engineers commander, city public-works directors and water and sewer officials are among the applicants for chief executive of Little Rock Wastewater Utility to be considered at an executive search committee meeting today.

LR board puts $95,000 for fairgrounds on agenda

posted: 04/09/2014 4:32 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas State Fairgrounds officials are seeking a second installment of promised funding from Little Rock’s sales tax revenue as reimbursement for improvements to the grounds along Roosevelt Road.

Hendrix’s bias claim hits nerve with Moore

posted: 04/09/2014 4:14 a.m. Discuss

Ward 1 City Director Erma Hendrix and City Manager Bruce Moore briefly argued at Tuesday’s Little Rock Board of Directors meeting when Hendrix accused Moore’s staff of discrimination, saying blighted homes in wealthier wards are demolished quicker than in hers.

Young-adult center opens

posted: 04/07/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

Young adults in need of educational or job-related assistance shouldn’t have to venture out of their neighborhood to receive it, said partners in a new Young Adult Opportunity Center that has popped up on West 12th Street in Little Rock.

Timex offers to buy out 40 near tainted LR site

posted: 04/05/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Timex Corp. has offered to purchase 40 properties in east Little Rock that sit above groundwater contaminated by cleaning chemicals the company used when it operated a now-demolished building in the neighborhood years ago.

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