FHS Students Camping Out for Homeless Vigil

December 4, 2020

Business

NWA sales tax revenue up for month of November

Sales tax revenue trending upward for the month of November among Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville cities.

  • "Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale reported combined sales tax revenue of $7.021 million in the November reports, up 8.99% from the year-ago period. The November report is down 2.14% compared with the October report and up 14.95% compared with the September report." - TB&P
  • Breakdown of revenue city-by-city can be found HERE

Community

Fayetteville High School Homeless Vigil

Fayetteville High School is camping out today in part of the 2020 FHS Homeless Vigil.

  • This is an effort to raise $20,000 for local students and families in need. The Vigil is taking place at Bulldog Blvd in Fayetteville from 5a-11p today. All proceeds go to Families in Transition program.
  • More information about the efforts can be found HERE. Donations can be made HERE

Sports

Rogers head football coach retires

Mike Loyd, a career football coach, is retiring after the 2020 Mountie season.

  • "Loyd made no secret that he planned to make this season his last. He worked in parts of five decades and 34 years as a head coach at the high school and collegiate levels." - NWA Democrat Gazette
  • Roger Mounties finished 6-3 on the season after losing to Cabot in the first round of 7A playoffs.

Community

Diversity in NWA

Outlined in the NWA Economic Recovery Strategy accredited to the think-tank Heartland Forward, one component to a successful economic recovery in the region is by focusing on diversity.

  • "It must be a business priority" that begins by "greater coordination among businesses, non-profit organizations and local leaders. While great work is being done by many, strong coordination must be addressed for the region to truly accelerate and deliver on the types of things that are accepted by evolving the NWA community." - Heartland Forward

  • More information about the report can be found HERE

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