Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Aug. 28

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News Briefs

Fayetteville Roots Festival organizer Bryan Hembree and KUAF’s Kyle Kellams discuss the four-day roots festival during a live broadcast of Ozarks at Large inside the Fayetteville Public Library Friday afternoon.

Photos: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

University of Arkansas officials announced record-breaking enrollment this semester. At nearly 24,600 students, the school surpassed last year’s fall enrollment mark of 23,199.

The 155th annual Washington County Fair kicks off tonight and runs through Saturday, Sept. 1. The rides and carnival games begin weekday evenings at 5 p.m. and at noon on Saturday.

Following significant rainfall over the weekend, officials lifted burn bans in Fayetteville and Springdale, clearing the way for fireworks make-up days in those cities.

Tuesday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Ben Coulter
Jose’s: Mr. Blue
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Blue Grass Botanical
George’s Majestic Lounge: Lost Bayou Ramblers
Rogue: Twisted Tuesdays DJ night

Tuesday Public Meetings

4:30 p.m.City Council Agenda Session * (agenda PDF)City Hall, Room 326
5:15 p.m.Equipment Committee *City Hall, Room 326
5:45 p.m.Street Committee *City Hall, Room 326

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

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Jennifer Carter, Katie McKnight, Shaun Williams, Thomas Senor, Richy Mc Cusker, Regina Rae, Saleh Faur, Kathy Britain, Michael Gallemore and Maria Beard Halpaine.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actor Daniel Stern is 55, country singer Shania Twain is 47, actor-singer Jack Black is 43, actor Jason Priestley is 43, country singer Leann Rimes is 30 and singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 26.