It was a whirlwind of a year here in Fayetteville.
The winter turned out to be one of the snowiest we’d had in a long time, resulting in a record amount of snow days at Fayetteville schools (and quite a bit of frustration for working parents).
It was a beautiful spring, with locals packing the square for the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, and the the summer was filled with street festivals, parades, and music.
It was a City Council election year which brought new four-year terms for incumbents Adella Gray and Mark Kinion, and a new face in Ward 4 with the election of John La Tour.
The fall was also filled with controversy over the city’s Civil Rights ordinance, a measure that the City Council passed in August but that was ultimately repealed by Fayetteville voters in January during a close 52-48 vote.
The Razorbacks had a decent football season, with fans rushing the field after snapping a 17-game conference losing streak with a shutout versus LSU in November, and culminating in a 31-7 crushing of old SWC rivals, the Texas Longhorns in December.
As always, the Flyer was around to capture most of it. Here’s a review of the news, events and happenings from 2014 in pictures.