Arkansas Grand Jury Indicts 3 for Trying to Steal USDA Money
U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer at a Thursday news conference announcing the indictments.

Arkansas Grand Jury Indicts 3 for Trying to Steal USDA Money

Three people, including two state Department of Human Services workers, were indicted Thursday as part of a scheme to steal federal Department of Agriculture money. Arkansas' Eastern District U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer announced details of the investigation, which continues.
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Gray Divorce: Arkansas Attorneys On How Late-Life Splits Threaten Retirement

The divorce rate for those 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, and the numbers are expected to continue to rise at an alarming rate. Those who find themselves newly single will have to manage with half the assets the couple saved for retirement — with little time to restore their accounts.
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Former Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly Sentenced to 33 Months

Former Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in prison and one year of supervised released for one count of bribery related to a federal disaster relief contract.
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Windstream Details REIT Stock Structure, Plans Special Meeting

Windstream Details REIT Stock Structure, Plans Special Meeting

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock says the company will retain 19.9 percent of the shares of its future real estate investment trust spinoff, with the remaining shares going to Windstream stockholders.
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The List Largest Commercial Projects

Largest Commercial Contracts in Arkansas list includes project, project value, location, contractor/construction manager, etc.

Rank Name Valuation Contractor/Construction Manager
1 Big River Steel Mill Manufacturing Facility 700,000,000 Big River Steel LLC
2 High School 93,700,000 Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.
3 Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway 61,000,000 CDI Contractors LLC
4 Robinson Center Renovations & Additions 60,000,000 CDI Contractors LLC
5 CARTI 59,300,000 Nabholz Construction Corp.

Executive Q&A

SAU President David Rankin on the Importance of Economic Literacy

David Rankin was named the president of Southern Arkansas University in January 2002 and plans to retire next June.