Northeast Arkansas

New Development Set for Jonesboro's Caraway-Highland Intersection

New Development Set for Jonesboro's Caraway-Highland Intersection
Josh Brown

Discount retailer Bargain Hunt will occupy 27,490 SF at the Highland Square Shopping Center in Jonesboro beginning in the spring. The space formerly housed Kmart, which closed at the end of last year.
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Arkansas Rice Federation Director Testifies About Riced Vegetables

Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Joint Senate & House Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday about the industry's concern over riced vegetables.
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Monsanto Moves to Stop Arkansas from Banning Dicamba

Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage.
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Attorneys Don't Mention Dicamba in Arkansas Murder Trial

Attorneys failed to mention during opening statements in a murder trial that a controversial herbicide allegedly sparked the fight in northeast Arkansas between the suspect and the victim. read more >

Fishing Boat Maker Vexus Launches in Flippin

Nearly 50 years after Forrest and Nina Wood launched Ranger Boats, the largest maker of bass boats in the U.S., the legendary builder's grandson Keith Daffron unveiled his own startup. read more >

Arkansas Lawmakers Ask Panel to Reconsider Dicamba Ban

Arkansas lawmakers recommend that a regulatory panel look at revising its proposed ban of an herbicide farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage. read more >

Centennial Bank, Johnny Allison Donate $10M to A-State Athletics

Arkansas State University renames the football field and names a planned athletics operations center following donations of $5 million each by Centennial Bank and the family of Johnny Allison. read more >

Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

The tally of largest commercial projects in Arkansas reached $2 billion for the fourth consecutive year, powered in large part by education. read more >

Citizens Bank Advances Two to Head Batesville Call Center (Movers & Shakers)

Bryan Wagner has been promoted to agri banking relationship manager by Regions Bank in Jonesboro. Brock Fletcher has been hired as a commercial banking relationship manager. read more >

Arkansas, Other States Launch Legal Challenge to California Egg Law

More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. read more >

Surgeon Logan Lynch Starts at St. Bernards (NEA Movers & Shakers)

Lynch completed an internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he spent the last year as administrative chief resident of general surgery. read more >

Fed Report: Employers Raising Wages in Tight Labor Market

Employers in the Federal Reserve's Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six nearby states, say they are raising starting wages and salaries to attract new workers amid a tight labor market. read more >

Construction Employment Up Nationwide, in Arkansas

Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas between October 2016 and October 2017, declined in 59 and stagnated in 56, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. read more >

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