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Landscape Project Gets Underway in Jonesboro

Landscape Project Gets Underway in Jonesboro
An artist's rendering of the proposed Medical Mile Interchange (above) at the intersection of East Matthews and East Washington avenues in Jonesboro, and how it appears today (below) on Google Street View.

A landscaping project at an entrance to Arkansas State University at Jonesboro is expected to cost about $150,000 and be completed in about two months.
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New Allens Inc. Owners Offer Big Plans with Siloam Springs

Siloam Springs officials are trying to figure out how to help Allens Inc. efficiently dispose of wastewater generated by increased production at “Plant 1” outside the city limits.
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$2B Program to Improve Arkansas Highways Begins

State transportation officials have marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways with a ceremony in Little Rock.
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