Pair heads bid to turn Little Italy into a city

It would be state’s 501st municipality

Posted: August 8, 2014 at 3:19 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --08/5/2014-- Chris Dorer and Kristy Eanes in the vineyard of Eanes grandfather's home in Little Italy. Dorer and Eanes are leading an effort to incorporate the community of about 400 people who live in the arera along State Highway 300 bordering Pulaski and Perry Counties into an official city. Eanes grandfather was one of the original residents of Little Italy who settled the area in 1915 with a small group of Italians.

A sign along Arkansas 300 in the rural northwest corner of Pulaski County between the Perry County border and Lake Maumelle showcases the Italian flag -- vertical stripes of green, then white, then red -- and a movement, reading "It will take 'The Village' to make Little Italy a Township."

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