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Hanna's Candle Gets Burned in Court Judgment

Hanna's Candle Gets Burned in Court Judgment
Burt Hanna of Hanna’s Candle Co.

Last week, Bank of America received a final judgment totaling $6.2 million against Hanna's Candle Co. of Fayetteville, its owner, Burt Hanna, and two of his limited liability companies.
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Cajun Cajoling Adds Fuel to Energy Security Speculation

Although Energy Security Partners CEO Roger D. Williams has said that “all indications are that Jefferson County will be our home,” he also hasn't expressly ruled out other sites, either.
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Update: Sun Paper of China Picks Clark County for $1.3B Pulp Mill

Shandong Sun Paper Industry of China has selected Arkadelphia (Clark County) for a pulp mill plant that will cost between $1 billion and $1.3 billion to build, employ 250 people directly and have an economic impact of up to $100 million a year in the timberlands of south Arkansas.
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