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ARK Challenge: Spencer Jones' Light Bulb Moment Could Benefit Patients

ARK Challenge: Spencer Jones' Light Bulb Moment Could Benefit Patients
Spencer Jones (right) of ARK Challenge startup Jones Innovative Medical Solutions meets with mentors from Gravity Ventures Arkansas.

The road to entrepreneurship takes many different routes. For some, entrepreneurship seems to exist as part of their DNA. For others, a light bulb moment illuminates the way.
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Voters OK Tax to Fund Mississippi County Hospitals

Voters in Mississippi County have approved a sales tax increase that will fund the county's hospital system. More than 60 percent of voters supported the measure in a special election Tuesday.
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Rhonda Jorden Named Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, CIO at UAMS

Rhonda Jorden has been named vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
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Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

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