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    Drake Field (Photo: 5newsonline.com)

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Drake Field airport control tower was almost a casualty of the sequester, but for now, the city of Fayetteville will foot its bill.

    KFSM reported
    that Tuesday night, the city council decided to pay a quarter of a million dollars from its reserve fund to keep the tower up and running. Drake Field is used by private jets, businesses, student pilots and the University of Arkansas.

    Officials said losing the tower would compromise the safety of those who fly in and out of the airport.

    The air traffic control tower will be manned from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., which is when the majority of traffic occurs.

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