Northeast Arkansas Archive

Arkansas Big 3 Metros Power State Growth

by Marty Cook 2/7/2019 02:20 pm

The state of Arkansas had another strong job growth year in 2018, but almost all of it was centered on three main metro areas.

College of the Ouachitas Board Votes to Join ASU System

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2019 04:28 pm

The College of the Ouachitas Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to join the Arkansas State University System.

Arkansas State Seeks Delay in Free Speech Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/5/2019 01:22 pm

Arkansas State University attorneys want a freedom of speech lawsuit against the university to be delayed, citing a bill legislators are considering that regulates university speech.

Arkansas Cannabis Lineup Set: Last 3 Dispensaries Pay Fees

by Kyle Massey 2/5/2019 10:31 am

The starting lineup for Arkansas' medical marijuana cultivation and dispensing industry is now set, pending complaint investigations, according to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, which oversees enforcement of the new system.

Osteopathic School at A-State Hires Two Deans

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 09:40 am

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has hired Kristin Cohen, Ph.D., as assistant dean of student administration and Rajendram Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., as assistant dean of research.

Roach Manufacturing Asks for $9M Judgment in Cooper Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann recently asked a Craighead County Circuit Court judge to go ahead and place a $9 million judgment against the Jonesboro accountant who allegedly embezzled the money.

29 of 32 Cannabis Dispensaries Set; Ruling Favors Natural State Medicinals

by Kyle Massey 2/3/2019 01:09 pm

Also: The ABC dismisses a complaint about Robert deBin, a cultivator accused of inconsistencies in his license applications.

Jonesboro Radio Group Turns to Versatile Voice, Christie Matthews, to Be General Sales Manager

by Kyle Massey 2/1/2019 11:11 am

Christie Matthews, Jonesboro Radio Group's triple threat as an on-air star, programming chief and sales leader, has been named the six-station chain's general sales manager.

Bill Clinton To Speak Feb. 11 at Arkansas State

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/31/2019 10:51 am

Former President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation, will speak Feb. 11 at Riceland Hall in the Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro.

Hytrol Cranks Out New Lab At Arkansas State

by Todd Traub 1/30/2019 01:53 pm

Arkansas State University and Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. have unveiled an on-campus, materials handling lab complete with the type of working conveyor that Hytrol makes.

Tim Langford Reappointed to A-State Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2019 02:34 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday appointed Dr. Tim Langford of Little Rock, a 1983 graduate of Arkansas State University, to a second five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2019 10:05 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces the following appointments.

Feds Call 'Dibs' on Accountant in Roach Embezzlement Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

It looks like the federal government is taking an interest in the former Jonesboro accountant Edward M. Cooper Jr., who allegedly embezzled $8.9 million from his former client — double what was initially revealed.

Jonesboro's Medic One to Pick Up St. Louis Ambulance Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Medic One LLC of Jonesboro is in the process of buying Gateway Ambulance in St. Louis, which would double Medic One's size

Bet on the Hogs? Soon, Sports Gambling Will Be Legal in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Sports wagering is coming to Arkansas although its final form and true impact remain unknown.

Oaklawn, Southland Plan Soaring Hotels, Bigger Gaming Areas

by Kyle Massey 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Both Oaklawn and Southland have nine-figure plans for new casino space and soaring hotels, but they're taking opposite approaches.

Will Edwards Steps Up at First Security in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Will Edwards has been promoted to loan officer at First Security Bank in Jonesboro.

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

by Marty Cook 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas needs hundreds of millions more dollars to adequately maintain current roads and bridges and keep up with future needs. The last new money the state dug up for Arkansas highways was $50 million the governor scraped together in 2016 from existing sources.

Arkansas Banks Offer Help During Partial Government Shutdown

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2019 11:07 am

The Arkansas Bankers Association says 14 Arkansas banks are among financial institutions offering "quick" loans, fee waivers and reduced interest rates to federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown.

Southland's $250M Expansion Will Include Casino, 300-Room Hotel

by Kyle Massey 1/24/2019 07:06 am

The owner of Southland Gaming & Racing in West Memphis plans a $250 million expansion — including a 96,000-SF casino complex and a 20-story high-rise hotel — in the wake of Arkansas' vote in November to allow casino gambling.