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Tontitown Mayor Resigns

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Posted: January 3, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Tommy Granata in a 2010 file photo
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Tommy Granata in a 2010 file photo

Mayor Tommy Granata announced his resignation Wednesday after a controversial City Council meeting.

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Who in their right mind would want to be Mayor of Tontitown? It should be annexed by Springdale.

Posted by: abc123defg123

January 3, 2013 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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"Who in their right mind would want to be Mayor of Tontitown?"

Probably plenty of people who grew up there as 3rd, 4th, or 5th generation residents.

"It should be annexed by Springdale."

There plenty of people in both, Springdale and Tontitown, that would disagree.

Posted by: Tankersley101

January 3, 2013 at 11:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are Italians considered Yankees?

Posted by: JailBird

January 4, 2013 at 2:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

WHO IN THERE RIGHT MIND WOULD WANT TO BE ANNEXED BY SPRINGDALE?? They have too many BS regulations that the Tontitown people wouldn't want. You move out of the city to get away from it all and then they try to swallow you back in. It is just a shame that the Mayor wants to quit everytime he doesn't get his way. He is the almost perfect candidate for the job if he could just hold his ground and not let these small matters turn him into a quitter.

Posted by: oldrustynut

January 4, 2013 at 3:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I agree with ABC. All the small towns are holding this area back. They may have made sense 30 years ago, but this area has grown alot since then. Consolidating the cities could simplify doing business in the region and improve the infrastructure. How many city governments does NWA need to manage half a million people?

Posted by: TheHunter

January 4, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

evidently some people like the city life and all the rules that govern what you can do in your own front yard and back yard. Most of these Tontitown people are country folk. Farmers and agriculture have been our way of life for most of our entire lives and we don't need Springdale PD driving around and writing citations for every thing they can think of. Instead of catching the bad guys they will be telling people they can't park in the grass in your front yard like we have for over 100 years. jlonber you have no clue of the Tontitown culture and the people that live there evidently. Most opinionated people are ignorant about what they share but I have been a part of this area all my life and I know that Myself and many others do not want to see Springdale governing Tontitown.

Posted by: oldrustynut

January 4, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Celebrate being backwards hicks like its a badge of honor. Nothing has changed in the past 100 years and nothing needs to.

Posted by: TheHunter

January 4, 2013 at 11:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

jlonber,

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"Celebrate being backwards hicks"

Are you another domestically imported member of the Funkytown Library's enlightened letter writing team as well?

Maybe you aren't familiar with the very well established families of Tontitown and their contributions to NWA.

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"Nothing has changed in the past 100 years and nothing needs to."

That is either ignorance or more baseless refuse. I'm thinking it is the latter.

Posted by: Tankersley101

January 5, 2013 at 1:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )