Daily Flyer: Thursday, Jan. 19

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News Briefs

Work continues on the $93 million transformation of Fayetteville High School. The new orchestra pit, auditorium and gymnasium are taking shape at the south side of the high school, along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The southbound lane of West Avenue between Spring Street and Meadow Street will close each weekday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Jan. 27.

Fayetteville police appear to have clocked in their second alcohol-related, unconventional vehicle arrest in as many days. One lawn mower DWI and one golf cart DWI.

Residents interested in the Fayetteville Public Library’s executive director search heard from the second of two final candidates in the running for the position this week. The library’s board could announce their decision as early as tomorrow afternoon.

Want to see Bring it On at Walton Arts Center? We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away. Try to win ’em!

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Eric Huber, Kevin Kinder, Jeff Mores, John Rowe, Boriana Andrews, Trish Shaw, and Rex Robbins.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Singer Phil Everly (The Everly Brothers) is 73, singer/actress Dolly Parton is 66, TV chef Paula Deen is 65, actress Katey Sagal is 58, comedian Paul Rodriguez is 57, actor Paul McCrane is 51, actor Shawn Wayans is 41, actress Drea de Matteo is 40, actress Marsha Thomason is 36, and actress Jodie Sweetin is 30.

Thursday Events

Good luck, local bands!

This year’s Waka Winter Classic, a battle-of-the-bands-style competition, is set for tonight at George’s Majestic Lounge.

Locals The 1 Oz. Jig, Groovement, Candy Lee & The Sweets, Jon Shorter and the Gateway Band, and Cadillac Jackson will compete for a chance to play at the 2012 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival on Mulberry Mountain from May 31 to June 3.

The full list:

UA Campus: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Documentary Prescreening
Ozark Natural Foods: Vegan cooking demo
Legacy Blues Lounge: Adams Collins
Fresco Cafe & Pub: DJs Rev. Stiles and Beat Bachs
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
UARK Bowl: Stand-Up Open Mic
George’s Majestic Lounge: Waka Winter Classic
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jovan Arrellano
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ Shortfuze
LIT: Kory Montgomery Band / Isayah

Thursday Public Meetings

TimeMeetingLocation
3:00 p.m.Policemen’s Pension and Relief Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Telecommunications Board *City Hall, Room 326
6:30 p.m.Southeast Fayetteville Community CenterYvonne Richardson Center

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