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Skinny J's Owner James Best Opens New Jonesboro Venture

Skinny J's Owner James Best Opens New Jonesboro Venture
James Best, the 31-year-old Arkansas chef and restaurateur behind Skinny J's, has opened a new restaurant, Eleanor's Pizzeria, in Jonesboro.

Seven years after starting the a successful mini-chain of Skinny J's restaurants in northeast and central Arkansas, chef and restaurateur James Best is bringing something new to the local food scene.
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Entergy Arkansas Names VP of Customer Service

Entergy Arkansas Inc. on Thursday named Melanie Taylor its new vice president of customer service. She had been serving in that role in an interim capacity since June.
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Arkansas Farmers Optimistic Despite Floods

While spring floods left many rice farmers with fewer acres of rice than they originally planned, they're hopeful a rising market can offset at least some of the lost acreage.
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