100 YEARS AGO July 29, 1917
■ An early start on preparations to entertain the National Editorial Association in Little Rock and Hot Springs next May was taken at a meeting of representatives of both cities and members of the Arkansas Press Association and Little Rock Press Club at the Hotel Marion yesterday. “One of the greatest publicity projects ever taken in behalf of Arkansas,” was the way the coming convention of newspaper men was characterized by one of the speakers.
50 YEARS AGO July 29, 1967
PINE BLUFF — Dr. John A. Trice, superintendent of the Pine Bluff schools, told the Arkansas Legislative Council here Friday that the new system for distributing state aid to the schools was not working and needed to be altered as soon as possible. He urged the Council not to wait until the regular session of the legislature in 1969 to work on a solution. He requested an immediate study and the Council authorized it. Senator Knox Nelson of Pine Bluff proposed the study, calling the legislature’s scrapping of the equalization formula this year “a drastic departure.”
25 YEARS AGO July 29, 1992
■ The Arkansas State Police have been investigating the Sherwood Animal Control Department for possible missing funds and complaints of animals being picked up outside the city limits, officials said Tuesday. Col. Tommy Goodwin, Arkansas State Police director, said Tuesday he couldn’t give complete details because the investigator who worked the case is on vacation this week. Sherwood Mayor Jack Evans would not say how much is in question but said there were enough “discrepancies” to warrant an investigation.
10 YEARS AGO July 29, 2007
EUREKA SPRINGS — The Wild One it was not. Hundreds of denim- and leatherclad Hell’s Angels are expected to roll their Harleys out of this mountain town today after a week’s stay. And they should leave behind few signs of their group’s storied past. They hadn’t broken bottles, brawled with rival bikers or even been kicked out of any bars as of late Saturday. The estimated 300 to 400 members of the country’s biggest motorcycle club — and most notorious outlaw biker gang — licked ice cream cones, bought ladies trinkets at the historic downtown’s shops and gave waitresses generous tips.