City hires Watson for its marketing
The city has hired a new communications and marketing manager, according to a news release issued Friday.
Spencer Watson most recently worked for the communications department of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He also spent part of his career working in journalism in Central Arkansas.
Among his previous jobs was a period spent working for Sync Weekly -- a now-defunct Wehco Media, Inc. publication -- where Watson covered food, arts and entertainment. Wehco Media also owns the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, according to the news release.
MicroLibrary gets $3,000 for garden
A branch of the Central Arkansas Library System in Wrightsville has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association in connection to the library’s community garden and food insecurity programming, according to a Wednesday news release.
Wrightsville’s Millie Brooks MicroLibrary is expected to host community conversations on food insecurity when students return to school. The first event is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at the library located at 13024 Arkansas 365.
“We’re so pleased to be able to use this generous grant from the [American Library Association] to help us better serve the needs of the Wrightsville community and surrounding areas,” community outreach coordinator Courtney Jones said in a statement.