Daily Flyer: Thursday, Aug. 9

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News Briefs

A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday evening at Agri Park to celebrate the recent opening of Meadow Valley Trail.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Local TV news station KNWA will soon move from the downtown square to Dickson Street. The station will occupy the entire third floor of The Dickson.

A longtime health care consultant and former vice-chair of the Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods is now the sixth person to announce plans to replace departing Ward 4 Alderwoman Sarah Lewis.

The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Monday voted unanimously to recommend building a 140-foot, lighted tunnel under the state highway as part of an upcoming project that will extend the trail south to Walker Park.

ESPN will air an interview with former Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino on SportsCenter later today.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Crimes & Clues Book Club
JJ’s Grill: Russ Hutchison
Jose’s: Uncrowned Kings
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
George’s Majestic Lounge: Doo Froogley
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jones ‘n Leah
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Teenagers / Tiger High
Powerhouse Seafood: Groovement
Rowdy Beaver Den: 100 Proof
Gulley Park: Chase Missy
Foghorn’s on College: Eli Amey
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Herman’s Ribhouse: Brick Fields Duo
Dickson Street Pub: Singer/songwriter showcase
The Lightbulb Club: Solo cup night w/ DJ Clunk

Thursday Public Meetings

10:30 a.m.Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Logo Contest WinnersCity Hall, Room 219
12:00 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Inclusion GroupCity Hall, Room 111
1:30 p.m.Airport Board *Airport Conference Room
4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Environmental Action Committee *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Historic District Commission *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Creative Economy GroupNew Design School

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Kimberly Hodoway, Amy White, Ryan Hodson, Stephanie Link, Brooks Robinson, Troy Ashby, Deshanon Burley, Johnna Cornett, Alana Bowman and Jaime Holland.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actor Sam Elliott is 68, actress Melanie Griffith is 55, rapper Kurtis Blow is 53, actress Gillian Anderson is 44, Good Morning America co-anchor Chris Cuomo is 42, rapper Mack 10 is 41 and actress Anna Kendrick is 27.