Daily Flyer: Thursday, Jan. 12

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

A Thursday morning dusting of snow lines the sides of the newly named Oak Ridge Trail which extends west from Frisco Trail into the University of Arkansas campus along the north side of Center Street.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville police corporal Terry Davis, who was arrested last week in connection with felony first-degree battery and aggravated assault, submitted his resignation Tuesday.

Despite an expanded footprint and reports of record attendance, it’s unclear whether the Bikes, Blues & BBQ board will make any charitable distributions following the 2011 rally.

Keb’ Mo’ is bringing fellow blues guitar player Anders Osborne with him to the Walton Arts Center later this month and we have a pair of tickets to give away. Try to win ‘em.

The Arkansas men’s basketball team ended a seven-game winning streak Wednesday night after a 71-63 loss to Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. The Hogs, who are now 1-1 in SEC play, take on LSU Saturday night at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Leslie Bandy, Wendy Teal, Caroline Acosta, Earl Tobler, Chris Hearn, Joe Bibb, Agatha Purple, and Jolene Nabedian.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Trumpeter Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) is 68, actress Kirstie Alley is 61, talk show host Rush Limbaugh is 61, radio personality Howard Stern is 58, keyboardist Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) is 52, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is 48, musician/director Rob Zombie is 47, singer Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) is 42, rapper Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) is 42, singer Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) of the Spice Girls is 38, and actress Naya Rivera (Glee) is 25.

Thursday Events

Colt Ford

If you enjoyed the criteria for our most recent ticket giveaway which asks for suggestions of the strangest genre combination you can think of, you’ll love tonight’s show at George’s Majestic Lounge.

Country rapper and former professional golfer (not joking) Colt Ford is in town as part of a tour in support of his latest album, “Every Chance I Get,” which hit No. 3 on the U.S. Country albums chart.

Ford opened for Chris Young at the AMP in July, but headlines tonight’s 9 p.m. show at George’s. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or early at the George’s ticketing site.

The full list:

Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage
Owl Creek School: Free Family Cooking Class
Fayetteville Public Library: Free Flix Before 6: Super 8
JJ’s Grill: Clint Scrivner
Fresco Cafe & Pub: DJs Rev. Stiles and Beat Bachs
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Opera Fayetteville: Little Women by Mark Adamo
Walton Arts Center: Blue Man Group
Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jed Clampit
George’s Majestic Lounge: Colt Ford
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Jackson Jennings & Sarah Hughes

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee *City Hall, Room 326
1:30 p.m.Airport Board *Drake Field Airport, Conference Room
5:30 p.m.Environmental Action Committee *City Hall, Room 111

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

Colt Ford – Chicken and Biscuits