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David Ewing is the new police chief for the Russellville Police Department. He replaces former chief Jeff Humphrey, who retired after 32 years. Ewing has 26 years of law enforcement experience, including 23 with the Russellville Police Department.
David Ewing went from painting a police station in Alaska to running one in Arkansas. “It has been quite an adventure, for sure, to get to this point,” Ewing said. “I initially took it on as a second job because I was working full time at a grocery store, and [at the department], I was painting, dispatching, [being a] jailer — whatever they needed me to do. “It has been pretty surreal.” On May 1, Ewing was named chief of police for the ... READ MORE
Ellis Arnold can’t shake Hendrix College.
Paul Bradley is rooted deeply in the city of Conway. He graduated from Conway High School in 2002 and earned his management information systems degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway in 2006.
For Dr. Casey Smolarz and his staff at the emergency room of Baptist Health-Conway, he said being properly trained has helped them prepare adequately enough for a crisis such as COVID-19.
Hendrix College in Conway was the host of the Arkansas Governor’s School, a summer residential program for high school seniors, for 39 years — ever since the program’s conception. But in 2018, AGS moved from Hendrix to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.
Growing up, James Walden spent many hours playing SimCity video games and pouring over state highway and tourist maps, as well as population and statistics. He said it may sound incredibly nerdy, but he was always excited when the census would come along.
Claire Summers never planned on becoming a teacher.
Kasey Griffin has lived in Heber Springs her whole life.
Maumelle Police Chief Cory Pickard has all the markings of a leader. It’s a quality honed through decades of police work, volunteer firefighting and military service, and even from his days in high school ROTC.
Aimee Prince checks all the boxes.
MAUMELLE — Over the course of 40 years, Sam Williams lived his dream of being in law enforcement, nearly half of them as chief of police in Maumelle. When that all came to an end last fall with the lifelong cop stepping into retirement, he shut off his phone and looked ahead to unlimited time on the golf course.
Jennifer Boyett is coming home again, and she is excited to have a fresh start.
The students who will benefit from Jim Murphy’s $1.2 million endowment at Arkansas Tech University can thank his football skills for landing him there.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. William David Wofford, 70, spent 43 years of his life serving his country. Retiring in 2015 as the Arkansas Army National Guard adjutant general, he continues his service through work in the community.
Lauren Geier of Conway is known for making people laugh, often posting on Facebook about the antics of her three kids or the family’s dogs, Tina Turner and Mojo.