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September 10, 2020 at 3:22 a.m.

100 years ago

Sept. 10, 1920

• The Arkansas Corporation Commission yesterday heard the petition of the Arkansas Light and Power Company at Russellville, for increased rates, to meet the deficit caused by installing an enlarged plant. A protest was entered by Russellville residents on the ground that previous contract between the city and the company fixed the rates. The commission continued the hearing, to permit the protestants to file additional evidence.

50 years ago

Sept. 10, 1970

HOT SPRINGS -- The Hot Springs City Council Wednesday night voted unanimously to begin issuing building permits in violation of a March 27 state Pollution Control Commission directive. Mayor Dan Wolf said this morning the council realized that the commission may file suit against the city and the matter may become a test case. Commission Director S. Ladd Davies, contacted this morning, said the matter would be turned over to commission attorney James M. McHaney. The commission, Davies said, will meet Sept. 25 and consider the matter and would "take whatever action is necessary."

25 years ago

Sept. 10, 1995

• The girls of North Little Rock's Brownie Troop 302 excitedly headed to Pinnacle Mountain State Park Saturday to take part in the Great Arkansas Cleanup, but there was a problem when they got there. "There almost wasn't enough trash to go around," said Sarah St. Cyr, a Brownie mother volunteering with the troop. The girls were undaunted, though. They ran from one speck of litter to another pile of trash, yelling, "Oh, don't miss that!" and "I saw that one first!" "The girls really got into the spirit of it," reported assistant troop leader Sue Ann Buratowski. So did other Arkansans who participated in the 17th annual cleanup, the first one in which all 75 Arkansas counties were to take part although numbers were not immediately available Saturday on how many people participated.

10 years ago

Sept. 10, 2010

• Central Arkansas Water released its first right of refusal Thursday to purchase 40 acres in the Lake Maumelle watershed -- land targeted for development that helped ignite discussions about protecting the region's source of drinking water. Developer John "Jay" DeHaven asked the utility to release its option on his Canterbury Park property off Higginbotham Road in western Pulaski County so he can subdivide the land into eight 5-acre lots. Water officials are agreeable to the idea because DeHaven will follow more restrictive development rules than Pulaski County requires.

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