Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Jan. 4

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News Briefs

Adios, Sunrise Cafe

Oak Ridge Trail

The building once home to Sunrise Cafe on Garland Avenue was demolished late last week as part of a road widening project that, until recently, hasn’t shown many signs of movement.

A Fayetteville police officer was arrested yesterday in connection with felony first-degree battery and aggravated assault. Cpl. Terry Davis has been placed on paid administrative leave while the matter is investigated.

Two new city trails received their official names last night during the City Council meeting. Here’s a brief recap of all the night’s business.

The Arkansas men’s basketball team improved to 11-3 on the season after a 83-66 win over Savannah State Tuesday night. The Hogs begin conference play against Mississippi State Saturday at 8 p.m. in Fayetteville.

Kiplinger released its list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” on Tuesday, and a certain university located on a hill in Fayetteville, Arkansas made the cut.

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Carolyn Van Riper, Morgan Doughty, DeLani Bartlette, Sarah Eldridge, Melissa Anderson, Andrea Hall, Stephanie Conway, Kara Courtney, Nicky Dou, Jason Marshall, Melissa Robertson and Nancy Clark.
Others: Actor Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) is 54, singer Michael Stipe (REM) is 52 and former Razorback and NBA player Joe Kleine is 50.
*Send us your birthday shout-outs.

Wednesday Events

The Steel Wheels

Virginia-based Americana band The Steel Wheels are in town tonight for a 7 p.m. show at GoodFolk Productions.

The group will soon release a new album, but the four-piece band is likely still celebrating the success of their previous record, “Red Wing,” which charted for 13 weeks on the Americana Music Association Top 40 radio charts, eventually hitting No. 15. The $15 tickets can be reserved through the GoodFolk website or by calling Mike Shirkey at 521-1812.

The full list:

Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sundogs
Legacy Blues Lounge: Ben Harris
Greenhouse Grille: Shout Lu Lu
GoodFolk: The Steel Wheels
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Joshua Sandinsky / Madeleine Hogue – Piano and Violin Recital
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old Time Fiddle Jam
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Drive-In Speakerbox’s Tavern Trivia

Wednesday Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-13, White River bank stabilization re-bidCity Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Red Wing – The Steel Wheels (Official Video)