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Update: Scott Inman to Leave KATV in Early 2016, Join GenWealth
Scott Inman

Update: Scott Inman to Leave KATV in Early 2016, Join GenWealth

Scott Inman, the lead news anchor for KATV-TV, Channel 7, in Little Rock, will leave the ABC affiliate in early 2016 and join GenWealth Financial Advisors as director of business development.
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Simmons First Unveils Plan to Move Pine Bluff Forward

Simmons First National Corp. is leading a coalition of civic, business and government leaders in Pine Bluff in an initiative called "Go Forward Pine Bluff" designed to invigorate the city and grow its tax base. The bank will fund the effort through its Simmons First Foundation.
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UALR's Virtual Reality Going Places, Really

Last week, UALR's Emerging Analytics Center showcased its two VR student projects during Supercomputing 2015 (SC15), an international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis held in Austin, Texas.
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KJNB Funds Scholarship at ASU

KJNB-TV in Jonesboro has established an academic scholarship endowment with the Arkansas State University Foundation, the university announced.
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