Today's News

Whittington To Receive $1.6 Million in Cash Upon Exit From Windstream

by Michelle Corbet 8/22/2014 04:59 pm

Brent Whittington, who this week submitted his resignation as chief operating officer of Windstream Holdings Corp., will leave with a severance package that includes $1.6 million in cash, the company revealed Friday.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Argue Over State Budget Planning

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 8/22/2014 04:10 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross on Friday used a forum to draw distinctions between their plans for managing the state budget and their priorities for cutting taxes.

State Agriculture Officials: Money at Stake in Turner Grain Could Reach $50M

by Lee Hogan and Lance Turner 8/22/2014 04:05 pm

Officials in Arkansas' agriculture industry think at least $20 million and possibly upwards of $50 million could be involved in the still-unfolding financial drama between Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and the Arkansas farmers who could go without payment for their crops.

Judge Orders Turner Grain Not to Dispose of Assets

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2014 03:10 pm

A Lee County Circuit judge on Wednesday ordered Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and its related entities not to sell any assets that might belong to a group of farmers who sued them.

James Victore at Made by Few: The Best Work is Authentic

by Mark Carter 8/22/2014 01:14 pm

Good work comes from being authentic, the renowned artist told designers, graphic artists and other "makers of the web" gathered for the 2014 Made by Few tech conference that began Friday at the Argenta Community Theater in downtown North Little Rock.

Mike Huckabee: 'Stop the Fight' Over Common Core

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 12:24 pm

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

Turner Grain Officers No Longer Principals in Related Company

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2014 11:35 am

Two of the top officers at Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley are no longer listed as principals in a related company, according to the National Futures Association.

Dates Approved for Arkansas Waterfowl Season

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 11:18 am

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved the dates for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season.

Arkansas Homes Sales Up 10 Percent in June

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2014 11:14 am

Home sales rose 10.4 percent in June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Arkansas State Delays Opening of Mexico Campus

by Lee Hogan 8/22/2014 09:31 am

Arkansas State University had plans to open its campus in Mexico in fall 2015, but unforeseen problems have pushed that date to 2016.

Fort Chaffee Panel Shown Plans for Medical College

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 08:41 am

Fort Chaffee officials got a sneak peek at preliminary designs for a planned medical college to be built in their city.

Made by Few Rolls Friday, Saturday

by Mark Carter 8/22/2014 07:50 am

In its fourth year, Made by Few is a growing nationally prominent conference for "makers of the Web" -- individuals who design and create web/mobile applications and sites.

In Memphis, TVA Will Replace Coal with Natural Gas

by Lance Turner 8/21/2014 03:12 pm

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted Thursday to replace its Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis with a natural gas plant, a move aimed at improving air quality conditions in the area.

Court Ends Part of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

by Associated Press 8/21/2014 02:55 pm

A federal judge is ending a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957.

Mitt Romney Casts Cotton-Pryor Senate Race as Way to Fight Obama

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/21/2014 02:39 pm

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

Company Plans $900M, 440-Mile Crude Oil Pipeline Across Arkansas

by Lance Turner 8/21/2014 01:34 pm

Plains All American Pipeline L.P. says it will build a 440-mile crude oil pipeline to connect its Plains Cushing, Okla. terminal to the Valero Memphis Refinery.

Bank of America Agrees to Nearly $17B Settlement

by Associated Press 8/21/2014 11:50 am

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

This Week in Tyson: EPA Investigates; Hillshire Deal Delayed Again

by Lance Turner 8/21/2014 10:41 am

The Associated Press reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has started an investigation into Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale. In other news, Tyson has again delayed its purchase of Hillshire Brands.

Mitt Romney, Kevin McCarthy Praise Arkansas GOP Candidates

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/21/2014 09:19 am

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised their party's nominees for governor and Congress in Arkansas, as the state GOP enlisted the help of national figures to boost their campaigns.

Jonesboro Sun Says Police Chief Bullied Reporter

by Associated Press 8/21/2014 09:17 am

The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook.