updated: 11/21/2015 3:03 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Driving through the Big Rock exchange the other night, it was very dark. None of the big, new light poles was lit. Please don't tell me the copper wires have already been stolen. To whom do we complain, city or state? -- Jerry
posted: 11/14/2015 3:24 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Please check on the Arkansas 13 expansion, also known as the Searcy bypass. Work started at least 3½ years ago, yet is nowhere near completion. Stoplights were installed more than a year ago and the intersection is nowhere near complete. The whole project appears to be a fiasco. -- Frustrated in Searcy
posted: 11/07/2015 3:11 a.m.
Dear Sultan of the Asphalt: I diligently read the traffic accidents in the newspaper. It seems there are more accidents caused by a vehicle crossing the centerline. Any way to confirm this? In the past, most fatalities were caused by vehicles leaving the road and encountering a homicidal tree. -- A Macabre Fan
posted: 10/31/2015 3:31 a.m.
Hey: Same vehicle at LaHarpe Boulevard and President Clinton Avenue at 6 a.m. this morning, now 10 months expired temporary tag! -- Exasperated
updated: 10/24/2015 3:07 a.m.
Interest remains high in the Big Rock interchange, the project that turned the congested western end of Interstate 630 into something cool to drive. Three things about Big Rock.
posted: 10/17/2015 3:02 a.m.
O Great and Wise Person: Can you suggest to the powers that be to suspend the trolley during rush hour? Once again, I was stuck in traffic trying to get across the Main Street Bridge while the trolley, with no one on board, poked through the intersection at Markham and Scott streets, backing up traffic at a critical time. Seems a waste. Oh, wait, that could be considered a political statement. -- Sorry
posted: 10/13/2015 2:28 a.m.
FOUKE -- There's not so much to Fouke. A couple of gas stations and convenience stores on U.S. 71. A post office. A bit of excitement from the high school marching band, practicing for the Friday night game against the Redbugs of Fordyce.
posted: 10/13/2015 2:25 a.m.
FOUKE — Deryl Jones would like a new reservoir to be built in the Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area. He also believes there should be a welcome center in town on Interstate 49.
posted: 10/10/2015 3:09 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I am a quadriplegic. My wife drives our handicapped ramp van. The striped area next to handicapped parking spots are a must for us to lower the ramp. Motorcycles are often parked in these striped areas in our daughter's apartment complex in Fayetteville. Can I call the police or complain to management? I'm concerned about repercussions. -- Mr. Russ
posted: 10/03/2015 3:31 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I sense the centerlines between traffic lanes are becoming invisible in Little Rock. Why else would oncoming traffic drift into my lane? The problem seems especially acute on Hinson Road. I realize the city's plan to slow traffic on Hinson has been put on hold. Why not put rumble strips in the center? -- Scared of the Center
posted: 09/26/2015 3:19 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I have noticed that on the new signage at the Big Rock interchange some signs are in capital letters — such as DOWNTOWN — while others are in upper and lower case. Is there a rule that keeps the lettering from being consistent?
posted: 09/21/2015 5:44 a.m.
A crowd gathered in this flower-speckled cow pasture two Saturdays ago to learn what happened here Sept. 19, 1980, when rocket fuel exploded, blowing a 9-megaton Titan II missile warhead out of its silo.
posted: 09/21/2015 1:48 a.m.
In Arkansas, 1980 was a prodigious news year. It would have been so if the Titan II disaster were the only event of great consequence. There were at least three others.
posted: 09/21/2015 1:46 a.m.
In September 1980, Arkansans lived and worked near nuclear missiles and words like these were household terms:
posted: 09/20/2015 3 a.m.
Dominik Mjartan lives the American dream.