Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Aug. 29

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News Briefs

The entire stretch of East Center Street will soon include new tree wells, streetlights and brick borders, similar to the already-rebuilt sections of sidewalk near the square.

Photos: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The Fayetteville City Council’s Street Committee voted on Tuesday to approve construction of three “bumpouts” which will extend the width of the sidewalks to about 16 feet in some areas on the south side of the street.

With so much support already in the bag, it should come as no surprise that a tunnel will be built under Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as part of the Frisco Trail southern extension project.

Police arrested a man who they say was carrying narcotic pills on the Fayetteville High School campus shortly after noon on Monday.

Legendary Mississippi roots rock band Blue Mountain is coming to town next month.

The University of Arkansas athletic department just launched a new website design, and a new iPhone app to help fans follow the Hogs this season.

Wednesday Events

JJ’s Grill: Cable Hogue
Foghorn’s on College: Open mic night w/ Effron White
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: John Silva
Greenhouse Grille: Sarah Hughes
The AMP: Steel Magnolia
Jose’s: Karaoke
Legacy Blues Lounge: The Tim Paul Duo
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tavern Trivia
UARK Bowl: Standup Open Mic Night
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Technical Plat Review (agenda PDF)City Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-67, Construction – 2012 Tree Planting ProjectCity Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Ordinance Review Committee *City Hall, Room 326

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Lydia Seifritz, Rachel Ammons, Kelie Myers, Bradford Bowen, Sarah Mayo, Steven Sevic, Danny-Joe Crofford, Gracie Ziegler, Sarah White, Lev Desmarais, Robert Butler, Brandon Campbell, Chris Holley and Rachel Thompson.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actor-director Richard Attenborough is 89, actor Elliott Gould is 74, TV personality Robin Leach (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) is 71, actress Rebecca DeMornay is 53, actor John Hensley (Nip/Tuck) is 35 and actress Lea Michele is 26.