100 YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 1917
The City Council last night, on motion of Alderman Frank, directed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance defining the district in which the installation of gasoline filling stations should be prohibited. Mr. Frank said that some time ago the council went on record as being opposed to filling stations being installed on Main street, north of Eighth, but said this was not definite enough and believed an ordinance defining the district would be better.
50 YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 1967
State Senator Dan T. Sprick of Little Rock said Sunday that he’d apologize to Rev. James F. Drane, a Roman Catholic priest, when someone had proved “that Hell has frozen over.” Friday, eight clergymen met and issued a statement in which they said they were “compelled to ask Senator Sprick to publicly retract his accusation and offer Father Drane his apology” for charging on the Senate floor Thursday that Father Drane was a Communist. Sprick revised his statement Friday, saying that he had not really intended to call Father Drane a Communist because he couldn’t prove it, but he said the priest “talks like one and acts like one.” 25 YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 1992
PANGBURN — This rural White county town, named after a doctor, has its first full-time doctor since the 1950s. Dr. Bill Greening, 44, opened the Little Red River Health Clinic on Main Street last week. Greening, a Texas native, said he moved in August 1991 to Searcy from the British West Indies, where he taught, and started looking for a small town needing a doctor. “And you couldn’t find one smaller than Pangburn,” teased patient Jimmy C. Croker on Wednesday. Pangburn’s population is 630.
10 YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 2007
The Little Rock Board of Directors could reconsider today its approval of a new home for a Pulaski County circuit court judge’s probation program. Since winning the board’s blessing last month, Cycle Breakers Inc. has bought and begun to renovate the former Alternative Learning Center at 800 Apperson St. in east Little Rock. But At-large Director Gene Fortson has changed his mind. In a rare move, he hopes to get enough of the 11-member board to do the same and make the program find a spot that isn’t so close to a school. The site is a few blocks from Carver Magnet Elementary School. Parents of schoolchildren there have lashed out at the program since the board’s Jan. 30 vote.