Local news: June 9-15

Water tower decision coming tonight
The Hyland Park water tower decision that was delayed last week will get an official yay or nay at tonight’s City Council meeting at 6pm.

Smoke at Arvest
The twitpics lit up last week when fire trucks surrounded Arvest Bank on the square. Turns out it was just a big ole nothing. (via NWA Times)

Freaky sky
What in the world happened to the sky last week? A freakout, that’s what.

Greg Leding is going for it
The 31-year-old Fayetteville resident is running for Lindsley Smith’s State Rep District 92 seat.

Take Your Kids To Dickson was a success, according to organizers.

Know any bike rack designers?
The City of Fayetteville is looking for artists to design some bike racks for the new District Court building.

The Mall Twin Cinema is closed
Wednesday was the final day of operation for the Malco cinema in the mall.

Sale Barn rezoning to be considered tonight as well
The owner* is closing the sale barn and selling the land. The only buyer to step forward is a developer who plans to build student housing on the property. The neighbors don’t want neighbors, though. At least not neighbors who take classes. Because students = alcohol = danger. Friggin’ UA…

More meters. Not less meters.
Block Street business owners wanted their meters removed. Not gonna happen. In fact, more paid parking is on the way. (via NWA Times)

Disclosure: The owner of the sale barn property, Billy Joe Bartholomew, is our own Dustin Bartholomew’s grandfather. Read our full disclosure policy here.