A controversial ballot initiative petition to abolish the 40-year old Eureka Springs Historic District Commission, which had been invalidated, has garnered enough signatures to appear on this year's General Election ballot.
The petition initiative to dissolve the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission, which appears to have enough signatures for the November 3 ballot once validated, is authored by resident Paul Minze. He claims commissioners rule unfairly in deciding certain restoration and renovation requests and that historic district residents and business owners can instead follow neutral preservation guidelines published by the city and state.
The Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Seaborn Jones Cotten Camp 2303 Eureka Springs has for several years placed permanent Confederate flags on the graves of Confederate Veterans in Eureka Springs Cemetery without permission. The city cemetery commission this winter has set certain limits, but a city councilman, with concerned residents, aim to pass a strict rule.
Eureka Springs City Council met Monday evening to debate the merits of a COVID-19 mask mandate in order to protect townspeople from what some describe as "hoards" of unmasked tourists visiting this summer. A special meeting is scheduled to decide the matter Thursday.
Forty-year-old Jad Perkins was booked into Carroll County jail Tuesday after he was arrested for violating parole from Cummins State Prison. Perkins, who had been circulating in the Eureka Springs area for two weeks, had recently tested positive for coronavirus. Both Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health have responded to the incident. Hear our full report Monday.