Looks like we’ll be waiting about 10 days before the official results of last night’s Fayetteville School Board election are announced. Incumbent Steve Percival received 115 votes, while challenger Jim McGinty took 113 votes. The Election Commission must now wait until Sept. 30 when five absentee ballots from overseas are due back. (NWAOnline)
Seven Fayetteville residents were appointed to fill various open board and committee seats during last night’s regular City Council meeting. (City Council Recap)
Anyone following Archie Goodwin on Twitter already knows that the five-star shooting guard from Little Rock chose to play college basketball at Kentucky instead of Arkansas. If you’re not into searching through tweets, there are plenty of stories. (CBS Sports, LEX18, Courier-Journal)
Locals: Gary Ritter, Kara Crone, Bill Putman, Cindy Shumard, Ian Horton, Jeff Stewart, Jennifer Harper, Jessica Terminella, Beth Presley, Rob Sabatini, Michael Slegt, Sabine Schmidt, Amy James, Kim Krummel, Sarah Varga, Xi Krump and Pat Moran.
Others: Author Stephen King is 64, actor Bill Murray is 61, actor Dave Coulier is 52, singer Faith Hill is 44 and TV personality Nicole Richie is 30.
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If you like hillbilly covers of popular songs, comedy-bluegrass outfit The Cleverlys will likely play a few of theirs tonight (see video below of its version of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”).
The band, which recently made its debut at the Grand Ole Opry, is at George’s Majestic Lounge this evening.
- UA Student Union: War on Drugs: Worth it or Worthless?
- Greenhouse Grille: Lacy Morris
- JJ’s Grill: Jamie Wolfe
- Legacy Blues Lounge: Ben Harris Group / Russ Hutchison
- Washington Elementary: Tiffany Christopher
- Jose’s: Karaoke
- Arsaga’s on Crossover: Singer/songwriter circle
- Emelia’s Kitchen: Emelia’s wine tasting
- George’s Majestic Lounge: The Cleverlys / Montgomery Trucking
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ EJ’s Wheels of Steel
- Fix Ultralounge: FIX Wednesday w/ Bailey Mendenhall
- City Hall, Room 326: Mayor’s Parking Deck Committee – 10:00 a.m.
- Springdale Police Dept.: Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force – 1:30 p.m.
- Station 1: Washington County Regional Ambulance Authority – 5:00 p.m.
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk