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Fayetteville was originally inhabited by the Osage and Cherokees and was settled in 1828. It offers 71 public parks, historic Dickson Street, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and America's first national river—the Buffalo River. Fayetteville has been home to Lucinda Williams, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. There is even a museum dedicated to the Clintons. In 2008, Kiplinger's Magazine noted it as one of the "Best Cities to Work, Play, and Live."

Population: 58047
Local Newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Northwest Arkansas Times Noticias Libres
Local Sports Teams: The University of Arkansas Razorbacks
Local Colleges: University of Arkansas

Zip Codes associated with fayetteville, arkansas: 72701 72703 72704
Towns/Cities near fayetteville, arkansas : Johnson Wyman Greenland Farmington Wheeler Goshen Elkins West Fork

Fayetteville News
Higher education notebook

The Jonesboro campus currently offers a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training, which is housed under the College of Education and Behavioral Science, but will phase that out. The new master's program -- which is now only offered by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville -- will be under Arkansas State's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Suit filed over county judge's firings, hirings

The county judge for Washington County didn't follow policy when he fired and hired department heads, and the money paid to the new employees should be returned to taxpayers, a class-action lawsuit states. George Butler, former chief of staff for the county judge, filed the civil lawsuit Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court alleging illegal exaction of taxpayer money.

Academic Malfeasance: U. Of Arkansas Disinvites Phyllis Chesler

The latest speaker to be "disinvited" from an American college is prominent feminist scholar Phyllis Chesler, whose participation in a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, symposium on honor killing earlier this month was withdrawn days before the event. Behind the cancellation lies a sordid tale involving faculty machinations, threats from a dean, and at least one shattered window.

Pinpoint Fayetteville pinball bar coming to Block Avenue

If there was an official mayor of fun in Fayetteville, longtime local resident Bo Counts would be a shoe-in for the position. Well known for his elaborate Halloween and New Year's Eve parties, as co-host of the Drive-In Speakerbox Podcast and associated Tavern Trivia nights at Smoke & Barrel, as local DJ BeatBachs, a co-host of the popular Later with Jason Suel television show, a board director of non-profit arts organization Art Amiss, and for a host of other fun projects, Counts is like a Renaissance man of good times.

AD: Give Hope through Hair

Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a national hair donation program activated locally as part of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, will expand this year to include three signature public events throughout the community with a goal of 1,500 donors in 2017. The program encourages individuals to donate eight inches of untreated hair to create free wigs for cancer patients and annually collects enough hair to satisfy demand in Northwest Arkansas.

25th annual Dogwood Walk set for May 6 at Gulley Park

One of the most fun events of the year for dogs is coming up next month in Fayetteville. The 25th annual Dogwood Walk benefiting the Humane Society of the Ozarks is set for Saturday, May 6 at Gulley Park in Fayetteville.

'That's What She Said' set to conclude second season with three shows

That's what Margaret Atwood said , and we suppose she's right about that. That's probably at least part of why local storytelling troupe That's What She Said has become such a popular attraction in Fayetteville in their two seasons of shows held at various venues the last couple years.

Jonathan Demme's Arkansas connection

With news of Jonathan Demme's passing, Arkansas Times movie reviewer Guy Lancaster called our attention to the acclaimed director's work on a film called "Fighting Mad," which was filmed in parts of rural Washington County, with scenes shot in Fort Smith, Clarksville and Fayetteville. From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas's entry on the film: Local people played small parts, and Gino Franco, a local child, had a major role as the hero's young son.

Emergency Crews Working To Rescue Person Stranded On Floating Raft In Washington County

Emergency crews are working to perform a swift water rescue to save a person stranded on a raft in Fayetteville. The person is stranded on South School Avenue, near the Mr. Taco Loco, according to the Washington County Emergency Management office.

Northwest Arkansas inundated, floods sweep away homeless camp

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Jessica Hopkins sits Wednesday at the 7 Hills Homeless Center as she recounts the flash flood event that caused her to escape from the high water of Town Branch Creek earlier in the morning in south Fayetteville. Heavy rain caused flooding and submerged campsites and portions of the Razorback Greenway, including portions of the Town Branch section.

New in NW: Hawgz, So. Food Co., sit-down TrickDilly's

Three new eateries are set to open in NWA, a look at liquor permits on file with the state Alcohol Beverage Control division: In Fayetteville, David Bass , owner of Stir bar at 422 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville, plans to open Yeehawg at 402 Dickson St., in the space formerly occupied by Kracken Killer Seafood, which closed in February. Bass is leasing the space from Zac Wooden.

Morning Storms Cause Flooding, Road Closures And Swift Water Rescues

Widespread flooding throughout the viewing area on Wednesday morning has caused several road closures and prompted swift water rescues. Fayetteville firefighters rescued a person who got stranded on an air mattress along South School Avenue.

21st annual Gulley Park Summer Concert Series kicks off May 25

The 21st annual Gulley Park Summer Concert Series kicks off next month with a performance by all-female supergroup, Divas on Fire on Thursday, May 25. After that, Australian touring act Jakubi will perform on June 8, followed by Nashville blues-rockers The Delta Saints on June 22, local duo Melody Pond, on July 13, Fayetteville bluegrassers Arkansauce on July 27, country act Waylon Pierce on August 10, and U.S. Navy contemporary entertainment ensemble, The Cruisers on Aug. 17. For those unfamiliar, the concert series is organized by the city's Parks & Recreation department, and features free outdoor live music with plenty of room for picnic blankets and lawn chairs throughout the fields surrounding the gazebo stage at Gulley Park in east Fayetteville.

Sit & Spin restaurant/laundromat now open in Fayetteville

There's a new spot to wash some clothes, grab lunch, and have a beer near now open the University of Arkansas. Sit & Spin, the new eco-friendly laundromat and neighborhood restaurant by locals Ben Gitchel, Hannah Withers, and A.B. Merritt is up and running at 737 N. Leverett Ave., in the building that was once home to a Pizza Hut location.

Thunderstorms flood parts of Northwest Arkansas Wednesday

Rick Johnson, Washington County Emergency Services director said there's been a lot of rain and flash flooding in the county since the rain moved in overnight, leading to several water rescues by emergency responders of people who tried to drive through flooded areas. "We've had several people driving into water this morning," Johnson said.

Fayetteville Police search for armed robber 19 MIN

Fayetteville police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed the Fast Trax Convenience at the Conoco Gas Station located on North Garland Ave. Officers say a man with a handgun went into the store, demanded money from an employee and left after he got some cash.

Flash Flooding Causes Road Closures 5 MIN

In Springdale, Police say they are forced to close two roads this morning. They ask you to stay clear of both north and southbound lanes on Highway 71B at the Railroad Underpass and both east and westbound lanes of Maple in front of Murphy Park.

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