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[26 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,355 views]
The week in review

So, did everyone have a good Christmas? Was Santa good to everyone?
We at First Arkansas News sure hope so and well understand that the festivities of the season may have kept some people from checking in here and picking up the latest news. In case you missed anything, we’ve provided this handy review of the stories we’ve had for the past week. Yay!
Before getting into that, however, it’s time to plug the easy ways to keep up with this little site. We’ve got email updates, an RSS feed and new …

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[20 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,221 views]
Traveling this Christmas? Join the club.

According to AAA in St. Louis, holiday travel will be on the rise this Christmas season — part of a trend that started months ago.
AAA spokesman Mike Right said holiday travel has been up all year long, explaining that his organization saw more travelers hit the road starting on Memorial Day and have seen that increase has held through the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving. The AAA projects that more travelers will hit the road through Christmas and New Year’s Day, too.
Right said the AAA expects to see 92.3 million …

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[22 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,520 views]
Over the river and through the woods…Thanksgiving travel

There seems to be two “t words” associated with Thanksgiving that never fail to be true: turkey and travel.
We at First Arkansas News can’t speak to what’s on your platter, but we can tell you there’s lots of traveling going on.
Mike Right, spokesman for AAA in St. Louis, Mo., shared his organization’s expectations for travel this holiday. Travelers visiting relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday will have to deal with higher fuel prices this year—the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded on Nov. 22 was $2.70, up …