Turner Grain Close to Filing $25M Bankruptcy
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Turner Grain Close to Filing $25M Bankruptcy

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley appears close to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a court filing made last week by the company's receiver. Turner's draft, filed by receiver Kevin Keech of North Little Rock, lists $24.8 million of creditors holding unsecured claims
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Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703.
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UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless

UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless

During the past two years, UA has installed 1,000 wireless access points in residence halls and academic buildings; officials say that's the halfway point of getting the UA tuned in wirelessly to the Internet.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.
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The List Highest Paid Superintendents

The highest-paid public school superintendents in Arkansas. Includes district/school/co-op, county, compensation and compensation per student.

Rank Name School District Salary & Benefits
1 Rollins, Jimmy D. Springdale School District 336,399
2 Watson, Linda Pine Bluff School District 334,227
3 Hewitt, Paul Fayetteville School District 325,249
4 Suggs, Dexter Little Rock School District 275,247
5 Darr, Margaret J. Rogers School District 270,137

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Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui Says Private Education Affordable in a Roundabout Way

Bill Tsutsui was announced as president of Hendrix in November and assumed office in June. He also is a history professor and author or editor of eight books, including Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan and Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters.