Early voting for the Fayetteville sales tax renewal begins today and will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays leading up to voting day on Oct. 11. Ballots may be cast in the County Clerk’s office at the Washington County Courthouse, 280 N. College Ave. (Info: Fayetteville Flyer)
130 local workers were laid off from the Cargill turkey plant yesterday following two product recalls that halted production at the Springdale facility. (Story: KNWA)
Johnson Mayor Lonnie Barron resigned Friday. Health issues forced Barron to work from home and kept him from participating at City Council meetings for the past few months. (Story: KFSM)
Locals: Deanne Maule, Cain Conduff, Carolyn Morris, Ellen Gregory, Gene Adams, Emily Smith, Whitney Massey-Branch, Joey Alverson, Joey Nelson, Luci Shepherd, Rita Hammerle, Virginia Brandt, AJ Pettway and Maxine Pruitt.
Others: Author Anne Rice is 70, actress Susan Sarandon is 65, producer Russell Simmons is 54 and actress Alicia Silverstone is 35.
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Texas rockers Blue October are in town for a show tonight at George’s Majestic Lounge. The group released their sixth album, “Any Man in America,” in August to an immediate onslaught of chart success including No. 1 on the Rock Album chart, No. 1 on the Alternative Album chart, and No. 2 on the Independent Album chart.
Tickets are $25 and are available through the George’s ticketing site.
Also tonight, 3 Penny Acre‘s Bayard Blain plays a free show at 7 p.m. on Mount Sequoyah, Walton Arts Center hosts the UA Symphony Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. and Ben Coulter is at JJ’s.
- Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
- JJ’s Grill: Ben Coulter
- Mt. Sequoyah: Bayard Blain
- Walton Arts Center: UA Symphony Orchestra Concert
- Scarpino: Ballroom Dancing
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Blue October / Ashleigh Stone
- Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sarah Hughes
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk