Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

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News Briefs

Mayor Lioneld Jordan examines an abandoned office inside the former Tyson Mexican Original plant in southeast Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill

Mayor Lioneld Jordan and members of the City Council walked from room to room inside an abandoned factory in southeast Fayetteville to survey its condition Monday afternoon.

Mayor Jordan delivered the 2013 State of the City address before Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Here’s a brief rundown of action taken during the meeting.

The office of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says it is unclear whether or not the Walton Arts Center is subject to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Fayetteville’s Walmart on Campus will soon lose its status as the smallest Walmart in the country.

The lineup is out for the 2013 Waka Winter Classic, set for Jan. 25 at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

Wednesday Events

5 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Justin Witte
6 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Book Event
6 p.m.  Rogue: Audible Chocolate Happy Hour
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Pat Ryan Key
7 p.m.  Bud Walton Arena: Arkansas men’s basketball vs. Auburn
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Rebel Outlaw Heroes
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tavern Trivia

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Wednesday Meetings

9:00 a.m.Technical Plat Review (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
1:30 p.m.Fourth Judicial District Drug Task ForcePolice Department
5:00 p.m.Washington County Regional Ambulance AuthorityStation 1

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Denise Thomas, Randy Green, Erin Patto, Regan Stotts, April Martin, Patrick Wike, Clint Johnson, Amanda Moore, Sarai Aleshire and Frank Walls.

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Others: Director John Carpenter is 65, singer Sade is 54, actor Denis O’Hare is 51, supermodel Kate Moss is 39, actor Trent Ford is 34, guitarist Nick Valensi of the Strokes is 32 and model Lauren McAvoy is 26.