Daily Flyer: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

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News Briefs

The Old Post Office building could soon have a new owner.

Photo: Todd Gill

The Old Post Office, located at 1 E. Center St., is currently under contract, and the new buyer could take possession of it sometime this spring.

The city will likely receive at least $100,000 more than expected for the former Tyson Mexican Original plant in southeast Fayetteville. In fact, it looks the stage is set for a bidding war.

The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission held its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon inside the Town Center on the downtown square. We posted a roundup of highlights and action taken during the meeting.

The Arkansas men’s basketball team moved to 2-1 in SEC play last night after a double-overtime 88-80 win against Auburn in Bud Walton Arena. The Hogs take on Ole Miss Saturday in Oxford.

Thursday Events

5:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Free Flix Before 6: Snow White & The Huntsman
6 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Clarke Buehling
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
7 p.m.  Bud Walton Arena: Arkansas women’s basketball vs. Georgia
8 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Ralphie May
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Love and Money
8 p.m.  Rogue: Sirens / In for the Kill / Izuna
8 p.m.  Dickson Street Pub: Steve Houk
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Eliot Lipp / Wookie Disco / Tilly Time /Carson Smith
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: DJ Clunk
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt & Gus
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: DJ Alvie

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Thursday Meetings

5:30 p.m.Telecommunications Board *City Hall, Room 326

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Jasin Hulsey, Carrie Hilderbrandt, Joe Hawkins, Mandy Weeks, Gene Freeman, Amanda Springer, Tim Sanderlin, Kimberly Fisher, Steve Gunderson, Jessica McCutcheon, Jessica Jackson, William Munnerlyn, Rhonda Dillard, Kelly Ross, Jana Burton and Nicholas Thrower.

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Others: Actress Betty White is 91, actor James Earl Jones is 82, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is 71, former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 65, singer-songwriter Steve Earle is 58, actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 56, actor Jim Carrey is 51, first lady Michelle Obama is 49, musician Kid Rock is 42, actor Freddy Rodriguez is 38, actress and singer Zooey Deschanel is 33, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is 31, actor Max Adler is 27 and drummer Jeremiah Fraites of the Lumineers is 27.