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More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case

More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case
Former Rep. Micah Neal, Ecclesia College President Oren Harris III and former Sen. Jon Woods

Federal prosecutors may soon take more action in the kickback case involving former Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty to a federal felony in January.
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Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants.
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Angela Phipps Takes Associate Seat at Ozarka (Movers & Shakers)

Angela Phipps has been promoted to associate director of advancement at Ozarka College in Melbourne.
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ASU Trustees Approve Operations Agreement for New Campus in Mexico

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved an updated 10-year collaboration agreement with a nonprofit partner of A-State that is building a $100 million, 800,000-SF campus in Queretaro, Mexico. read more >

NRA Backs Expanded Arkansas Campus Guns Proposal

The National Rifle Association backs an effort to expand an Arkansas campus guns bill to allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun on a college campus. read more >

NRA Drops Support of Arkansas Campus Guns Bill After Changes

The National Rifle Association said Wednesday it no longer supports a bill allowing concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses after it was limited to people 25 and over who have gone through active shooter training. read more >

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1. read more >

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92. read more >

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership. read more >

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month. read more >

Arkansas Senate Adds Training Requirement to Campus-Gun Bill

The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to require college and university employees who want to carry concealed handguns on campus to first undergo additional training, prompting a Republican lawmaker to expand the campus-carry proposal to allow some students and visitors to participate. read more >

Governor's ArFuture Grant Proposal Fails in Committee

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to create a grant that would pay for tuition and fees for students at Arkansas community or technical colleges failed to pass the Senate Education Committee in a 4-4 vote Wednesday read more >

Arkansas Senate Panel Backs Bill Requiring Colleges to Allow Guns

An Arkansas Senate panel on Wednesday advanced legislation requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, rejecting a proposal to make employees who want to be armed undergo additional training. read more >

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