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North Little Rock's Rockwater Residences Poised for Relaunch

North Little Rock's Rockwater Residences Poised for Relaunch
Jim Jackson and Lisa Ferrell of North Bluffs Development Corp. stand in front of the Rockwater Marina in North Little Rock. 

The opening round of single-family development is about to launch at Rockwater Village in North Little Rock. Seven of the 33 lots are under contract to future residents of the riverside neighborhood.
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Johnny Allison Donates $5M to Arkansas State Athletics Department

Johnny Allison, chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway and an Arkansas State University alumnus, made the largest personal gift commitment in the A-State athletics department's history: $5 million.
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$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy.
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