Check out the latest news from around Arkansas! Every day, we’ll bring you some of the best news bits from around the Internet.
- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, alcohol stores were closed for in-store shopping. However, Gov. Hutchinson allowed for liquor to be sold to-go or for delivery. Colonial Wines & Spirits in Little Rock found that their customers were extremely interested in the delivery and curbside service options; now the company believes this could remain a permanent service.
- University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff senior Andrewnae Botas contracted coronavirus in March, suffering from the virus for nearly three weeks. However, due to the shift to online classes, Botas was still able to hit the books and pass all degree requirements to graduate, despite her fight against COVID-19.
- The late Joe Cunningham wrote a charitable bequest into his estate to help the Humane Society of Searcy, honoring his cat Scarlet who he adopted from there.
- The Harry Potter author announced that she will release The Ickabog, a standalone fantasy tale she wrote more than 10 years ago, soon. And the best part – the book is being released online for free as an effort to entertain children during the COVID-19 lockdown.
- Nathaniel Smith, who serves in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s administration as the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) secretary, will be leaving his state position to take a post at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.