Northeast Arkansas Archive

Arkansas Journalism Schools Shift to Meet Needs of Job Market

by Kyle Massey 8/6/2018 12:00 am

The new name of the University of Arkansas' School of Journalism & Strategic Media presents a potential multimillion-dollar opportunity for the university, which can now put a donor's name on the school.

All Eyes on Kirk Warden, Matthew Jones (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/6/2018 12:00 am

Kirk Warden has been promoted to president of LaCroix Precision Optics in Batesville. Dr. Matthew Jones has been named the national Young Optometrist of the Year by the American Optometric Association.

First National Bank Completes One Bank & Trust Purchase

by Lance Turner 8/1/2018 01:07 pm

First National Bank of Paragould completes its acquisition of Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Crittenden County Coalesces Around Mega Site Push

by Todd Traub 8/1/2018 10:13 am

Crittenden County and the cities of Marion and West Memphis have passed a joint, cooperative economic development resolution to promote 1,800 undeveloped acres as a "mega site" to attract large industry to the area.

FNBC Hires 4 For New Jonesboro Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2018 11:56 am

FNBC Bank of Ash Flat has hired Brad Snider as community president; Brock Fletcher as vice president and commercial lender; J.R. Blackburn as senior vice president and commercial lender; and Laura McCain as client relationship assistant for its new loan production office in Jonesboro.

Accusations Fly as Firms Seek to Avoid Trump's Steel Tariff

by Associated Press 7/30/2018 03:28 pm

U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump's tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests.

Decades-old Arkansas Barber Shop Threatened by New Overpass

by Associated Press 7/30/2018 06:54 am

Four generations of men and boys visit the City Barber Shop in Jonesboro regularly, but its owner says he may not be able to keep the business after planned construction of a railroad overpass disrupts traffic.

National, Regional Rankings Note Economic Strength of Jonesboro

by Todd Traub 7/25/2018 02:02 pm

Jonesboro residents only need to look around to know that the city and surrounding area are enjoying economic success. But it's nice when other people notice too.

Armor Bank Moves Back Into the Black

by Marty Cook 7/23/2018 12:00 am

The purchase and renaming of Forrest City Bank has given Nathan Waldrip an intensive education.

Marketing Changes Made at ASU-Newport, E.C. Barton & Co. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2018 12:00 am

Mallory Jordan has been hired as marketing and communications specialist for Arkansas State University-Newport. Kathryn Baker has been hired as marketing director for E.C. Barton & Co. in Jonesboro.

Home BancShares' Net Income Up 52 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2018 11:00 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway reports record quarterly earnings, with net income of $76 million, up 52 percent from the same quarter last year.

Banking Exchange Recognizes Batesville's Sandra Starnes

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2018 12:00 am

Sandra Starnes, 30-year-old vice president for emerging products and services at Citizens Bank in Batesville, is one of Banking Exchange's 20 Under 40 honorees.

Dawn Ellis Named SVP at Helena National Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2018 12:00 am

Dawn Ellis has been hired as senior vice president of Helena National Bank and president of the bank's Marion branch.

A-State Dean of Students, Special Assistant to Chancellor Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2018 02:42 pm

Arkansas State University announced last week that Martha Spack, Ph.D., has been appointed as the dean of students and Lonnie Williams, Ph.D., has been appointed as special assistant to the chancellor.

Arkansas Liquor Stores See Sales Fall 5.5 Percent Since Grocery Wine Expansion

by Jan Cottingham 7/9/2018 09:36 am

Liquor stores throughout Arkansas have seen total sales fall an average of 5.5 percent since expanded sales of wine in grocery stores went into effect Oct. 1, according to a report released Monday.

Benton, Craighead Counties Top Arkansas List of Incoming Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

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

Cooper Takes the Fifth in Roach Manufacturing Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Edward M. Cooper Jr., who is accused of embezzling more than $4.5 million from a client, has taken the Fifth in a civil court case filed by his former customer.

Hatton Weeks Returns to KAIT as Raycom Undergoes Acquisition

by Kyle Massey 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Hatton Weeks is back in Jonesboro as GM of KAIT, and soon his parent company will be Gray Television, which is buying Raycom for $3.65 billion.

Jonesboro Welcomes $20 Million Risever Plant

by Jan Cottingham 7/9/2018 12:00 am

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

Grocery Sales of Wine Hit Liquor Stores

by Jan Cottingham 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Expanded wine offerings have taken a toll on sales at the state's package liquor stores.