Weekly roundup: Walmart, Mike Anderson, Worst Thursday and more


Town Hall Meeting Monday

The Q1 2011 open board and committee positions have been filled. Among the list are Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce President Steve Clark and former City Council member Kyle Cook.

There is a Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting set for Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Center.

Speaking of the Mayor, Lionled Jordan will lead a family trail tour next Saturday. What else is next Saturday? The Farmers’ Market, that’s what.

If you travel on Center Street between Harmon and Duncan (near the UA parking deck), you’ll likely need to find an alternate route. Oak Ridge Trail construction will require road closures for a couple of weeks.

JJ’s Grill is set to open a Beaver Lake location at Prairie Creek Marina.

The deadline for spring A&P funding requests is next Friday, April 1.

RIP Bill & Tony’s

Walmart on MLK is now selling beer. That makes three out of four Fayetteville Walmart locations to get their permit.

The Fayetteville City Council made changes to the city’s rock quarry ordinance during special meeting Tuesday night.

Reminder: There is a free bulky waste cleanup collection set for Saturday morning at two locations in town.

Fayetteville Earth Day 2011 festivities kick off April 16 on the Downtown Square.

We stopped by and talked to the owners of Smokin Hog B-B-Q, a new restaurant on the corner of College Avenue and Sycamore Street.

Come July, the corner of College and Township will see a major facelift when a brand new Kum & Go opens for business.

The two Bruce Walker benefits at George’s and Jose’s raised over $18,000 to help Walker’s family with funeral costs and cleanup expenses.

Happy 84th George’s

Arts & Events

Wish you knew what’s happening this weekend? Wish no more.

The Whigs are coming back to George’s on April 26. We like ’em.

A new music festival is coming to the area. It’s called Mulberry River Jam and it’s the same weekend as Springfest in Fayetteville.

Donald Glover, star of NBC’s ‘Community’, will perform at the UA campus on Thursday.

Nearly 30 artists will exhibit work at Uncle Gaylord’s during a separate, but complimentary First Thursday event.

George’s will celebrate 84 years on Dickson Street on Friday.

Black Eyed Peas and Sausage


This week’s Flyer Foodie recipe is Black Eyed Peas and Sausage and it’s perfect for these last few chilly nights of the season.

Laura Mullins is the StyleBy.Me Local Look of the week.

A few of the specials have expired, but here are this week’s Sponsor Deals & More.


It doesn’t take a sports fan to know that Mike Anderson was hired as head basketball coach at Arkansas this week. Anderson was an assistant coach here for 17 years and helped lead the Hogs to a 1994 National Championship win.

Hawg Ball!

FYI, the public is invited to Bud Walton Arena Saturday morning to welcome the new head coach to town. Doors open at 10 a.m. Party starts a half hour later.

Interested in our take on the Mike Anderson hire?

Here are the week’s sports scores.

Flyer news

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Links of interest

» Free Wi-Fi coming to the Fayetteville Square (KNWA)
» County courthouse parking deck to open Monday (Eva Madison)
» Bill allowing handguns in churches clears House committee (Arkansas News)
» Dalai Lama to receive honorary degree from UA (UA Newswire)
» Census says 1 in 6 Americans are Hispanic (40/29 TV)
» House OKs Arkansas redistricting proposal (Arkansas Business)
» Rudolph Giuliani to speak at University of Arkansas April 3 (UA Newswire)
» Razorbacks ready for post-Mallett era (Log Cabin Democrat)
» Shuttle service provided for Razorback baseball (UA Athletics)
» Rotnei Clarke may not return at Arkansas (Tulsa World)