Patrick Swayze, 1952-2009

Shortcuts are hand-picked bits of news, commentary and info from around Northwest Arkansas, the rest of the state and even from places much further away.

Here are today’s Shortcuts:


Highest turn out ever
Ozarks Unbound’s Christopher Spencer calls attention to the fact that this week’s millage vote had the highest turn out ever for a school election.

Flyer takes some flak
The Fayettevillage Voice slings some mud our way over our “obsession” with the recent sale barn issue. We so shady.


Less letters?
Blake Rutherford of Blake’s Think Tank asks why the Democrat-Gazette, after cutting down on the number printed letters to the editor, doesn’t use its website for additional space. Afterall, the interwebs aren’t measured in columns.

Banks of the Arkansas
Arkansas Business points to an report which shows three Arkansas banks on a list of those with the highest level of troubled loans.


RIP Patrick Swayze
After a 2-year battle with pancreatic cancer, actor Patrick Swayze died Monday. “Dirty Dancing,” “Road House,” “Ghost,” “Point Break” and more. Oh, and “Red Dawn.” And “To Wong Foo…”

One billion dollars
According to TechCrunch, Twitter’s worth a billion cashes.

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