Northeast Arkansas Archive

Arkansas Soybean Farmers Take Trade War Losses

by Marty Cook 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Derek Haigwood said no agriculture sector has suffered more than soybeans from the current tariff trade war between the United States and China.

Arkansas Community Colleges Recognize Three from ASU-MH (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Mindy Fulcher, Roberta Heldenbrand and Lyle Crownover of Arkansas State University's Mountain Home campus have been honored by the Arkansas Community College Association in Little Rock.

Arkansas Poll: Support Strong for Hutchinson, Wage Hike, Voter ID

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/1/2018 11:54 am

The 20th annual Arkansas Poll, released Thursday by the University of Arkansas, found strong support for Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election bid and proposals that would raise the state's minimum wage and require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Incentives Expand Residential Renovation In Historic Building

by Todd Traub 10/31/2018 01:49 pm

Plans for a historic renovation of the C.A. Stuck and Sons Lumber Office Building have changed to include dozens more micro-lofts than originally envisioned, as well as planned offices and retail space.

Chuck Welch Named Chair-Elect of AASCU

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2018 01:40 pm

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities board of directors has selected Chuck Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System, as its chair-elect.

The Midterm Election is Likely to Produce a Split Congress (Heather Yates On Politics)

by Heather Yates 10/31/2018 01:18 pm

In many areas of the country on election night, the "blue wave" narrative generating so much enthusiasm among Democrats might appear more like a blue trickle.

A-State, UA Community College Sign Transfer Agreements

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/29/2018 09:55 am

The chancellors at Arkansas State University and University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville signed official articulation agreements for 22 academic programs on Wednesday.

Giving Back Improves Your Business and Your Community (Heather Larkin Commentary)

by Heather Larkin 10/25/2018 10:35 am

Corporate charitable giving is one way businesses help improve their communities. But companies may not be aware of the substantial benefits corporate giving brings to the business itself.

Group Spends $1.1M Against Courtney Goodson

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/25/2018 06:45 am

A Washington-based group says it's spent $1.1 million so far this fall on mailers and TV ads in the race to oust a Supreme Court justice in Arkansas, including a new spot similar to one by another group that a state judge temporarily blocked from airing earlier this year.

Newport, Paragould Join AEDC's 'Competitive Communities'

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2018 02:37 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says Newport and Paragould have completed the Competitive Communities Initiative evaluation.

All Signs Point to Hutchinson in Arkansas Governor's Race (Heather Yates On Politics)

by Heather Yates 10/24/2018 09:56 am

This election cycle is tough territory for Arkansas Democrats. Excluding any last-minute developments, Asa Hutchinson will likely take the oath of office for a second term in January.

Small Banks Find Niche in Arkansas While Facing Unique Challenges

by Gwen Moritz 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Bank consolidation nationally is continuing on a similar pace to recent years, but it has been a slower year in Arkansas, especially for the smallest banks.

With Converted Charter, Helena National Plans Name Change, Bigger Territory

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Helena National Bank completed the conversion of its national charter to an Arkansas state bank charter on Thursday, and is now officially (and temporarily) known as HNB Bank.

IRS Wins Ruling Against Jonesboro Tax Prep

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/22/2018 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service has successfully stopped a Jonesboro woman and her tax preparation business from handling federal tax returns for customers.

Armor Bank Moves Into Former MNB Branch

by George Waldon 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Forrest City's Armor Bank is looking to increase its Little Rock presence by setting up shop in a former Metropolitan National Bank branch.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commission, High Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2018 09:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and the state Supreme Court.

Delta Regional Authority Invests $2M in 12 Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2018 11:52 am

The Delta Regional Authority will invest $2 million to provide safe and sanitary sewer and water service to rural families, increase economic development opportunities, enhance workforce training and development and improve healthcare.

Paragould A&P Commission Organizes With Eye Toward 2019

by Todd Traub 10/17/2018 01:36 pm

The newly minted Paragould Advertising & Promotions Commission is hoping for an exciting 2019, but that first means a “boring” remainder of 2018, chairman Jeremy Biggs said Wednesday.

Andrea Allen Named Director of A-State's Delta Center

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/15/2018 08:56 am

Andrea Allen has been promoted to executive director of the Delta Center for Economic Development at Arkansas State University.

Fundraising Campaigns Fuel Higher Ed in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/15/2018 12:00 am

Politicians and university officials have learned that being in constant campaign mode is almost an occupational requirement.