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Jonesboro Rallies In Wake of Disaster ‘Double Whammy'

An EF-3 tornado struck Jonesboro on Saturday, piling a natural disaster onto the city's efforts to respond to the ongoing state — and nationwide — health crisis. → Read More

Craighead County Jobs Growth Outperforms Nation, State

Economic development leaders in Jonesboro welcomed a report showing robust job growth in Craighead County, but they hope it's just a signpost on the way to even better numbers. → Read More

Sheridan Company Goes With the Grain As Golf Course Sand Supplier

Family-owned Hayden Group Inc. of Sheridan produces sand tailor-made for use in golf course bunkers around the nation, including The Alotian Club in Arkansas. → Read More

Hutchinson Hits Highlights, Priorities In Rotary Visit

Itemizing his keys for the state's future, Hutchinson touted Arkansas' economic stability and provided a glimpse of some of the day-to-day moments that make his job unique. → Read More

Mississippi County Plotting To Pump Up Population

Mississippi County is hatching long-term plans to spark population growth to go with the county's job growth. → Read More

Osceola Banking On Beautification Proposal

At the next Osceola City Council meeting in June, members will hear a third reading of a proposed city ordinance creating a land bank commission to support beautification and renovation projects. → Read More

Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro is looking for a partner, not a buyer. Responding to a Wall Street Journal article, officials of the family-owned, regional broadband provider said that at this time the company is seeking investment partners only. → Read More

Unclaimed Assets Bill, Now Headed to Governor, No 'Cash Grab,' Auditors Say

A bill passed by the Legislature this week addresses the management of unclaimed assets taken by the state, but supporters say the proposal does not amount to the kind of revenue grab described by critics. → Read More

Baptist, Conway Regional Dispute Prompts 'Any Willing Partner' Bill

A bill filed at the Arkansas Legislature is an effort to clarify and regulate services partnerships between state supported medical entities and private health systems. But it doesn't appear likely to settle the disagreement between the central Arkansas health care providers that started it all. → Read More

Agribusiness Conference Offers Lay of Land for Agriculture

National, worldwide and political issues dominated the 25th Arkansas State Agribusiness Conference held on the Arkansas State University campus. → Read More

Douglas: Time Has Come for Online Sales Tax in Arkansas

Fortified by a U.S. Supreme Court decision, supporters of an Arkansas bill to collect taxes from out-of-state, online sales are confident the time has come for the legislation to pass. → Read More

Hytrol Cranks Out New Lab At Arkansas State

Arkansas State University and Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. have unveiled an on-campus, materials handling lab complete with the type of working conveyor that Hytrol makes. → Read More

Disaster Prep Facility to Benefit ASU Students, First Responders

Arkansas State University welcomes the start of construction on a disaster training preparedness pavilion facility in Imboden. → Read More

Landmark Donation to Fund $45M Arts Center at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas announced Tuesday a $20 million gift from the Windgate Foundation — the largest such gift in the school's 111 years — to support the planned Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. → Read More

First National Bank Opens Financial Park Facility In Jonesboro

It may not be an argument against online banking, but First National Bank of Paragould hopes the in-person experience is more enjoyable for patrons at its new, First National Financial Park facility in Jonesboro. → Read More

ASU Underscores Journalism With New School

Arkansas State University is putting the "J" back in journalism. The university has announced a board of trustees-approved resolution to create the School of Media & Journalism as an area of excellence within the College of Liberal Arts & Communication. → Read More

Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships. → Read More

Jonesboro Targets Small Business With Micro-Grants

In the midst of a growth and development spurt that includes downtown and business district revival and a new convention center under construction, Jonesboro is launching a Micro-Enterprise Business Accelerator grant program, the first of its kind in the city. → Read More

Paragould A&P Commission Organizes With Eye Toward 2019

The newly minted Paragould Advertising & Promotions Commission is hoping for an exciting 2019, but that first means a “boring” remainder of 2018, chairman Jeremy Biggs said Wednesday. → Read More

New Hospital An Upgrade to Crittenden County Health Care

Crittenden County residents will once again be able to enjoy accessible, local health care with the opening of the new Baptist Memorial Hospital later this fall. → Read More