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Last updated on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:13 pm

Postal Property

Did you know ownership of the U.S. Post Office at 12 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville recently changed hands? Central United Methodist Church, at 6 W. Dickson St., paid $3.3 million for the 2.45-acre property adjacent to its campus. Dallas physician Stanley F. Franklin and his sister, Barbara Franklin Weissberger, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, were the sellers, through their Barbstan Partners LTD. They inherited the property from their parents in 2006, and it had been in their family since Sydney Franklin bought the land from Collier Rexall Drug Store Inc. in April 1962. The post office will continue to operate as usual. The Franklins had been leasing the 39,222-SF building to the U.S. Postal Service since it opened in December 1962. USPS has about 25,000 leased spaces throughout... [ MORE ]

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Arkansas voters will decide in a few weeks whether to increase the state's minimum wage. If you had to vote today, would you vote to raise minimum wage in Arkansas from $6.25 to $8.50 by 2017?

  • Yes. Anyone who works full-time should be able to support their family.
  • No. The government should not dictate how much workers are paid.
  • No. Minimum-wage jobs are for entry-level workers. If people want to get paid more, they should work their way up.
  • No. It will constrain employers and kill jobs.
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