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Jake Sandlin

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Maumelle residents hear water-switch plan details

posted: 10/02/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

After hearing a presentation Thursday night on Central Arkansas Water’s proposal to take over as Maumelle’s water provider, almost all of the 70 Maumelle residents in attendance raised their hands when asked whether they would approve of the change.

Historical military convoy arrives in LR

posted: 10/01/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Watching the first vintage vehicles from a military convoy pull into Little Rock's MacArthur Park on Wednesday, veteran Virgil Miller of Pine Bluff said he'd been looking forward to seeing the historic Jeeps and cargo trucks.

Sherwood City Council chooses site for library

posted: 09/29/2015 4:18 a.m. Discuss

A 14-acre property off Johnson Drive and near Sylvan Hills Middle School will be the site for Sherwood's new public library, Sherwood City Council members unanimously agreed Monday night.

USS Hoga finishes first leg of trip to NLR

posted: 09/29/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

The USS Hoga, a surviving tugboat from the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, completed the first leg of its journey to North Little Rock on Monday, docking in San Diego about 3 p.m. CDT.

Increase for NLR sewers in pipeline

posted: 09/27/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Wastewater customers in North Little Rock will see increased charges during each of the next five years, starting Jan. 1, under a proposal set to go before the North Little Rock City Council in October.

Maumelle water decision put off

posted: 09/23/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Before a decision is made on Central Arkansas Water becoming Maumelle's water provider, more city residents will get a chance to hear the utility's proposal, Maumelle Water Management commissioners agreed Tuesday.

Three in Maumelle will decide future of water operations

posted: 09/22/2015 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle Water Management's Board of Commissioners will discuss a proposed consolidation with Central Arkansas Water during a special meeting today.

Bed-and-breakfast in NLR set to close

posted: 09/20/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's historic Baker House, a Queen Anne Victorian-styled home long known for its erroneous local legend, will close as a bed-and-breakfast Nov. 1, co-owner Scott Miller said.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/20/2015 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Fundraiser includes auction, Mermaid Disney's The Little Mermaid will be performed at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's "A Night at the Rep" on Dec. 1 at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. in Little Rock, chamber officials announced.

Board's choice takes library job

posted: 09/15/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Crystal Gates accepted an offer over the weekend to become the William F. Laman Public Library System's executive director, and she will be on the job Oct. 19, library board Chairman Vicki Matthews said Monday.

Cemetery access irks family

posted: 09/15/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Inadequate access to a family cemetery in North Little Rock led relatives of those buried there to ask the North Little Rock City Council on Monday night for assistance in restoring what was once the cemetery's road.

NLR board offers top library job to Gates, 35

posted: 09/12/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Crystal Gates told Laman Library trustees Friday that she didn't like talking about herself, but the public library board enjoyed what she had to say enough to offer her the executive director's position at the North Little Rock library system.

Utility OKs Maumelle merger

posted: 09/11/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Water took a major step toward becoming the water provider for Maumelle on Thursday when the utility's commissioners unanimously approved a proposal to consolidate with Maumelle Water Management.

Water CEO: Offer on Maumelle likely

posted: 09/09/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Water will recommend consolidation with Maumelle Water Management to become Maumelle's water provider in light of a preliminary feasibility study by the Little Rock-based utility, Graham Rich, the utility's chief executive officer, said Tuesday.

In NLR, 4 schools to go for half off

posted: 09/05/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

A former elementary school among four approved Friday to be sold by the North Little Rock School Board is being proposed for conversion into a day care center and pediatric therapy clinic, board members were told.




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