Arkansas eases park virus limits, restaurant decision nears

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Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is allowing some overnight camping to resume at state parks while a decision nears on whether to lift limits that restaurants faced because because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said the parks will allow camping starting Friday for Arkansas residents in self-contained recreational vehicles. The state will allow residents to again reserve cabins and lodges at the parks May 15, along with their restaurants, museums and shops. Hutchinson plans to announce this week whether the state will allow other businesses to reopen, starting with a decision Wednesday on restaurants.

Kenny Rogers