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Sean Rochelle to Leave Executive Director Post at Razorback Foundation
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Sean Rochelle to Leave Executive Director Post at Razorback Foundation

Sean Rochelle is stepping down from his post as executive director of the Razorback Foundation Inc., effective Sept. 1, according to a statement from the foundation on Thursday.
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Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys' teams better than the girls'.
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Bentonville Developer Gets His Land at Hall Crossing (NWA Real Deals)

Jason Pullman, through his Refined Retail LLC, paid slightly more than $1.2 million for a 1.9-acre lot in front of the Walmart Supercenter at Hall Crossing on Elm Springs Road in Springdale. Bear State Bank of Rogers assisted the purchase — and presumably the construction that will soon start — with a loan of $2.65 million.
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Dennis Smiley Lawsuits Settling Down

While Dennis Smiley Jr. awaits indictment or a plea deal on criminal charges, civil litigation continues in an effort to recoup losses from his financial wheeling and dealing.
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ABTI Report: NWA Leads; Home Prices Drag Down Little Rock in May

May was a good month for the northwest Arkansas economy, according to the latest data from the Arkansas Tech Business Index. read more >

Zero Mountain Plans Expansion at Fort Smith Headquarters

Zero Mountain Inc., which provides cold and dry storage warehousing, is planning a $14 million, 90,000-SF expansion and has acquired a 206,000-SF warehouse adjacent to its headquarters on Highway 45 South. read more >

Fort Smith School Board Votes to End Rebel Mascot, 'Dixie' Song

The Fort Smith School Board votes to drop a high school's "Johnny Reb" mascot and "Dixie" fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people in South Carolina. read more >

Brandon Barber Counteroffers Judge's Order To Cash Out Life Insurance

Brandon Barber, the former northwest Arkansas real estate developer, urged U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III to reconsider his order that calls for Barber's life insurance policy to be liquidated. read more >

Amazon's Surprise 2Q Profit Pushes Market Cap Past Wal-Mart

It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart. Amazon shares surged 15 percent on Friday after the e-commerce powerhouse reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a better-than-expected 20 percent jump in revenue. The sharp increase in shares brought Amazon's market value to $259.1 billion, more than its biggest rival, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. read more >

Walton Family Foundation to Support Independent School in Bentonville

The Walton Family Foundation plans to support a new independent school in Bentonville, and it said Clayton Marsh, deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, will be the school's founding head of school. read more >

Wal-Mart Buying Remaining Stake in China's Yihaodian

Wal-Mart has purchased the remaining stake in Chinese online retailer Yihaodian as it looks to expand its presence in the country and take advantage of the shift to online shopping. read more >

Justin Voris Joins SouthPointe Practice

Dr. Justin Voris will be joining SouthPointe Family Practice in Fort Smith, which is part of Sparks Health System. read more >

US Marshals Museum to Showcase Recently Acquired Artifacts

Artifacts from the collection of one of the first black deputy U.S. Marshals to serve west of the Mississippi River will be displayed at the U.S. Marshals Museum's Descendants Day event. read more >

UA Gets $1M Grant for Nursing Education

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville received a $1 million federal grant for a program to increase the number of advanced practice nurses. read more >

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