Arkansas gov. says ‘spend money’ as state economy opens

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

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson encouraged the state’s residents to “tip very generously” and “spend money” when they head back into public in the coming days as stores, restaurants, malls and other venues start to reopen. Arkansas did not issue broad stay-at-home orders in the coronavirus pandemic but other restrictions were imposed. Restaurants can reopen their dining rooms May 11 at limited capacity. Hair salons and barbershops also can reopen Wednesday. Hutchinson also said shoppers should “wear a mask” and follow store guidelines.

Kenny Rogers