Northeast Arkansas

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

After years of trying for one, the city now has two hotel and convention center facilities in various stages of development and construction, one near the interstate and one on the Arkansas State campus.
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Williams Baptist College Announced New Master's Degree in Teaching

Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge announced Friday that the Higher Learning Commission has approved its new master of arts in teaching degree.
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Momentum Jonesboro on Pace to Grow Jobs in Key Sectors

Momentum Jonesboro, the economic development fundraising plan targeting job growth in northeast Arkansas, is on track to reach its $3.7 million goal.
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Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >

Shane Speights In as New Dean at Osteopathic School in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Shane Speights has been hired as dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine's site at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. read more >

Citizens Bank, Blair & Stroud Make Promotions in Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

Karen Shaw and Pam Jones have been promoted to executive vice presidents at Citizens Bank of Batesville. Barrett Moore and Michelle Huff have been promoted to partners at Blair & Stroud. read more >

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday. read more >

New Judge Tonya Alexander Wants Her Actions to Define Her

Judge Tonya Alexander is the first African-American female judge to serve in Division Six of the state's 2nd Judicial Circuit Court, but that isn't what she wants to be remembered for. read more >

$200K Grant Aims to Lure Doctors to Delta

To address the shortage of primary care physicians, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is using a grant to establish residencies in Delta-area hospitals. read more >

Michael Bowman Steps In as Interim Assistant Dean at Arkansas State (NEA Movers & Shakers)

Michael Bowman will serve as interim assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Communication at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is an assistant professor in creative media production at the university. read more >

Williams Baptist College Gets $2.9M from Toney Estate

Williams Baptist College of Walnut Ridge receives $2.9 million from the estate of Jonesboro businessman Clifford Toney. read more >

St. Bernards Adds Timothy Dow to Trumann Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Timothy Dow has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinic-Trumann as a family practice physician. read more >

U.S. Pizza Co. Welcomes 2017 With Growth

U.S. Pizza, which officially became a franchising company last February, will open a location in Jonesboro this summer and see its first out-of-state location, a franchise in Texarkana, Texas. read more >

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