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TAC Air to Build New Terminal at Little Rock Airport

TAC Air to Build New Terminal at Little Rock Airport
The look of TAC Air’s facility in Lexington, Kentucky, provides a glimpse of the makeover to come at its Little Rock FBO. Details are still being sorted out for the construction expected to start later this year.

TAC Air Inc. Dallas said Monday that it will build a new terminal at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, part of an $11 million redevelopment and expansion project it is undertaking there.
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Leslie Rutledge Turns Down Washington County Bridge Investigation

The Arkansas attorney general's office has referred a request to investigate the construction of two Washington County bridges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
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Arkansas Heart Foundation Pumps Lance Armstrong Fundraiser

The foundation is holding a fundraising event, the Cardiac Classic bike ride, on Saturday, April 25. On the preceding night, Friday, April 24, the foundation is holding “An Evening With Lance Armstrong.”
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