Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In

Tesla Aims to Electrify Big Rigs; Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt Want In
Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer, which the company said is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge — even with a full load — and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors.

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
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Judge Bobby McCallister to Resign Dec. 15

Judge Bobby McCallister to Resign Dec. 15

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister on Friday agreed to resign Dec. 15 following disciplinary charges linked to four felony counts related to tax evasion.
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Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits

Hiram Walker Plant Keeps Fort Smith in High Spirits This article is available only in print.

In a city hard hit by manufacturing declines during the past decade, the Hiram Walker plant, set on 32 acres at the south end of town, is a bright spot.
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The List Largest Property & Casualty Firms

Largest Property & Casualty Insurance Companies list includes most recent full year's Arkansas premium, market share, total assets, liabilities, capital & surplus, contact info, etc.

Rank Name 2016Arkansas Premium Total Assets
1 State Farm Insurance 740,097,634 186,049,729,163
2 Shelter Insurance Cos. 270,479,881 3,438,443,195
3 Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. 239,228,662 2,161,621,215
4 Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. of Arkansas Inc. 237,128,087 401,993,581
5 Allstate Insurance Cos. 226,006,175 46,568,334,080

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Mayor Sandy Sanders on Why Fort Smith's Strength Not in Short Supply

Sandy Sanders was elected mayor of Fort Smith in 2010 after serving as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority for six years.