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Branson Ends Mask Mandate This Week

Masks will no longer be required in Branson, starting this week.   On April 16, Branson’s mask requirement will end, marking the first time since July 2021 that face coverings have not been required in the popular travel destination. According to Branson Mayor Larry Milton, the end of the mask mandate gives individuals and businesses…

Venue at Oakdale Opens in Central Arkansas

This is how ya make an entrance-with a helicopter on a beautiful spring day at the grand opening of a wedding and event venue.  That’s how yesterday looked at the new Venue at Oakdale on the Sherwood/North Little Rock city boundary (some call it Sherwood; others say North Little Rock). Regardless, it was a gathering…

The Capital Hotel May Be Reopening Soon

One of Arkansas’ best known hotels appears to be moving toward a reopening.   The Capital Hotel in Little Rock has been closed for more than one year, closing in late March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But new job postings and news tips have indicated that the hotel could be reopening…

Arkansas By Train

In 1874, Cornelia Dickson, a teacher from Camden, was going to take the train to Selma, Alabama. To do this, she first had to take a 12-hour stagecoach trip to Prescott. Then it was another three hours by train to Little Rock, where she switched from the Iron Mountain line to one headed east. Getting…