Rakeem Boyd Opting Out of the Remainder of 2020 Season

December 3, 2020

Real Estate

Nunnally re-development in Bentonville

"Arkansas’ largest commercial real estate and development firm has scooped up nearly 9 acres of prime real estate in Bentonville, with plans to capitalize on Northwest Arkansas’ resilient real estate market" - TB&P

  • The development plans for the site include "dividing the property into six lots, five of which will be buildable commercial lots. Gaines said utility and infrastructure work should start by the end of November, and construction should begin in the spring.
    " - TB&P

Sports

Rakeem Boyd opts out of rest of 2020 season

Rakeem Boyd, the three year running back for the Arkansas Razorback Football team, wearing the iconic number 5, has opted out of the rest of the 2020 season and declared his intentions to participate in the NFL draft.

  • In a surprise move, Rakeem Boyd opts out of the rest of the season and declares for the NFL draft. His personal statement released on twitter can be found HERE
  • Boyd had 82 rushing attempts this season for a total of 309 yards. He has over 2,000 career rushing yards as a running back for the Razorbacks. He will be missed.

Arts & Culture

OZ Art ARkanvas mural tour experience

OZ Art, a local cultural organization, recently deployed 12 murals across Arkansas in a campaign called ARkanvas.

  • 12 muralists embraced 9 cities (including Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Springdale, and Bentonville) crafting works of art to inspire and spark conversation, following a theme to promote unity - NWA Democrat Gazette
  • A tour of all the 12 sites and 9 cities can be found HERE

Legal

Attorney related with illegal adoption scheme sentenced to prison

Paul Peterson, local Springdale attorney, was sentenced to prison for more than 6 years for admitting to running an illegal adoption scheme in Arkansas.

  • He was arrested in 2019 after word broke about his affiliation with an illegal adoption scheme in Springdale and two other states. In June, 2020 Peterson pleated guilty. - 4029 NEWS
  • It is speculated that Peterson worked to bring women from the Marshall Islands to the United States to have kids and then would give the children up for adoption.

Politics

Benton & Washington County runoff elections

There were several runoff elections in Northwest Arkansas that concluded yesterday.

  • Your local and regional runoff election results can be found HERE

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