Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Jan. 11

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

Workers with the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department prepare to take down holiday lights from the downtown square Wednesday morning.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Be careful when driving this morning. Thick fog has reduced visibility all over town, leading to a dense fog advisory for Carroll, Madison and Washington counties. The National Weather Service said the advisory was in effect through 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Fayetteville street crews are adding the finishing touches to a bus pull-off area along the north side of Center Street between West Avenue and School Avenue.

Jose’s on Dickson is closed for HVAC and plumbing repairs. As of Tuesday afternoon, the timeline for reopening the well-known establishment was uncertain.

The University of Arkansas football team finished No. 5 in both the final Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, marking the program’s first top-five finish since 1977.

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Jackie Biehler, Paul Hickerson, Angela Franklin, Connie Longtin, Cat Byrd, Heather Moore, Toma Miller, Andrea Rose, Katie Austin, Ron Harrison, and Travis Fink.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Country singer Naomi Judd is 66, guitarist Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 54, singer Mary J. Blige is 41, musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 41, and actress Amanda Peet is 40.

Wednesday Events

Fayetteville Public Library: Get Your Geek On: Internet Secrets Exposed
Legacy Blues Lounge: Ben Harris
JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
Greenhouse Grille: Chooch
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Opera Fayetteville: Little Women by Mark Adamo
Walton Arts Center: Blue Man Group
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old Time Fiddle Jam
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Wii Bowling
Fix Ultralounge: Phodamentals

Wednesday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 12-16, Elkins Outfall – Gravity Sewer ImprovementsCity Hall, Room 111
1:15 p.m.FPL Board of Trustees special meetingPublic Library
3:30 p.m.Fayetteville Board of Health * – CancelledCity Hall, Room 326
4:00 p.m.Urban Forestry Advisory Board *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Active Transportation Advisory Committee *City Hall, Room 326

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel