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Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.
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Arkansas Population 65 and Over Stands at 16 Percent

At 19 percent, Florida, Maine and Montana had the greatest concentration of residents 65-plus.
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NLR Apartments Attract $6.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of Zieben Group in Houston, Texas, purchased the 120-unit Summertree Apartments at 5100 Summertree Drive and the 112-unit Valley View Apartments at 5125 Velvet Ridge Road.
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Arkansas Arts Center Director Todd Herman Resigns

The Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees announced Friday that Todd Herman has resigned as the center's executive director, effective Aug. 10.
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Former SAYS Director Jerry Walsh Pleads Guilty to Scheme with Rusty Cranford

Federal prosecutors say Jerry Walsh, the former longtime director of the South Arkansas Youth Services Inc. of Magnolia, pleaded guilty to conspiring to misapply more than $380,000 from the now-defunct organization. read more >

Jonesboro Salvation Army Leaders Suspended Amid Allegations

Two officers of the Salvation Army of Jonesboro have been relieved of their duties after officials began investigating them for financial wrongdoing. read more >

Southern Bancorp Community Partners President Named

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock announced Tuesday that, following a nationwide search, Karama Neal, Ph.D., was selected to serve as president of Southern Bancorp Community Partners. read more >

Howard Walker Takes On Development Role at IFB Solutions (Movers & Shakers)

Howard Walker has been named manager of development and awareness at IFB Solutions of Little Rock, the nonprofit formerly known as Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind. read more >

CEOs Aren't Talking to Customers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

Given the truth that CEOs are ultimately responsible for the growth of the enterprise, one detail stands out: “Most of our CEOs were dismayed to discover how little time they spent with their customers — just 3% on average.” read more >

UA Little Rock Raised $18M in Private Funding

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock finished the 2018 fiscal year with $18 million in private gift support, surpassing its annual goal and making this the third-best year in the university's fundraising history. read more >

Benton, Craighead Counties Top Arkansas List of Incoming Investments

SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, considered a number of factors to create its listing of the counties in Arkansas that have the most incoming investments read more >

Jonesboro Welcomes $20 Million Risever Plant

Risever's $20 million 125,000-SF facility in Jonesboro, which will create 130 jobs, will be its first outside of China. read more >

Olive Gardens Get 'Contemporary' Remodel

The Olive Garden restaurants in Little Rock and North Little Rock have a new look after a remodel that includes updated artwork, fabrics, materials, lighting, seating and flooring. read more >

Natalie Rockefeller Named to Cancer Institute Board (Movers & Shakers)

Natalie Rockefeller has been named to the board of directors of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation. read more >

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