Turner Grain Merchandising Files $25M Bankruptcy
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Turner Grain Merchandising Files $25M Bankruptcy

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, listing $24.8 million in debts and $13.8 million in assets — the same amounts listed in a draft of the bankruptcy filed Oct. 14. Turner's filing lists $23.8 million of creditors holding unsecured claims.
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Turner Grain Collapse Prompts Legislation

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is working on legislation to prevent companies like Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley from suffering similar collapses that cost farmers millions of dollars.
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Home BancShares Completes Purchase of Broward Financial

Home BancShares Completes Purchase of Broward Financial

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank of Conway, announced Thursday the completion of its acquisition of Broward Financial Holdings Inc.
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ArcBest Increases Dividend; ABF Freight Raises Rates

ArcBest Increases Dividend; ABF Freight Raises Rates

The board of directors of ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith says the company is increasing its quarterly cash dividend from 3 cents per share to 6 cents per share.
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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
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Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui On Private Education, Raising National Profile

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.