A recent change in Arkansas' liquor laws allows beer drinkers to enjoy a broader variety of beverages at home.
Stores holding retail beer permits now can sell locally produced beers in 32- and 64-ounce jugs known as growlers. The state's Alcohol Beverage Control Division says the aim is to increase sales and let microbrewers contribute to Arkansas' economic development.
Under the old laws, most microbreweries had few outlets. Regulators say they don't expect every retailer to sell growlers because beer-sellers would have to install expensive equipment.
Using newly analyzed Census records, researchers have confirmed that a south Arkansas woman is now the oldest living American and second-oldest person in the world. Gertrude Weaver is celebrating her 116th birthday Friday at her Camden nursing home.
At the festivities this week, the Gerontology Research Group named Weaver the oldest living American, supplanting 115-year-old Jeralean Talley, who was born in 1899.
The George Washington Carver Research Program is nearing an end at the University of Arkansas. The eight-week summer program concludes next week when interns present their research to the university community.
The Carver program is a recruitment initiative that identifies and provides internship opportunities to superior undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will begin its free performance tonight at 8:30 PM as part of Little Rock’s annual Fourth of July celebration. Music Director Phillip Mann says the orchestra will play music of regional significance, as well as some Fourth of July classics.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office is providing residents more information about vehicle recalls.
To determine whether a vehicle's been recalled, McDaniel says motorists can visit the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration website, www.safercar.gov . There, consumers can search NHTSA's database by year, make and model for information about recalls, investigations and complaints.
The database also includes information about recalls of child restraints, tires and other equipment.