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Jan Cottingham

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Jan Cottingham is from western Arkansas and is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway. She's always wanted to be a journalist and pretty much always has been, with one detour into the nonprofit world: editing Heifer International's magazine and serving as communications liaison for Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya.

Cottingham began her career at the Arkansas Democrat and was the last city editor of the Arkansas Gazette. She was also metro editor at the Dallas Morning News. Her Influences? Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Penn Warren.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Designer Jamie Davidson's Strong Suit? Vision

Jamie Davidson, the founder of Little Rock clothing company Strong Suit, is ready to take on the next retailing frontier: the millennial customer. read more >

Nichelle Nichols of 'Star Trek' Coming to Hot Springs Spa-Con

Hot Springs is bringing "Star Trek's" Nichelle Nichols to the city as part of its first "Spa-Con," an entertainment and comic convention to be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center Sept. 23-25. read more >

Deltic Reports Drop in 1Q Net Income

Deltic Timber Corp. on Monday announced net income of $400,000 in the first quarter of 2016 compared with $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2015. read more >

Plans for Downtown Little Rock Bowling Alley, Beer Hall Progress

A project to transform two adjacent buildings in downtown Little Rock into a bowling alley, bar and beer hall complex has cleared one approval hurdle and faces a couple more but is moving forward, developer Jamie Moses said last week. read more >

Slideshow: Robinson Center's Renovation Poised for October Completion

A photographer's tour of the city's Robinson Center shows a project poised to come. read more >

Dunkin' Donuts Intensifies Push Into Arkansas

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins is placing its hopes for revenue growth on drastically expanding its footprint, and new Dunkin' Donuts stores in Arkansas are part of that plan. read more >

Bentonville's Harrison French Buys Massachusetts Architecture Firm

Harrison French & Associates, the Bentonville architectural firm that focuses on retail design, has bought ALLEVATO Architects of Franklin, Massachusetts, giving HFA a presence in the Northeast. read more >

Conway's Stoby's to Rebuild After Fire

The owners of Stoby's Restaurant, a fixture on the Conway restaurant scene since 1980, plan — at least as of Tuesday morning — to raze the building, heavily damaged by fire on Saturday, and rebuild at the same site. read more >

Executive Pay at Deltic Drops in 2015

Executive compensation at Deltic Timber Inc. declined in 2015 compared with the previous year, with CEO Ray Dillon earning $1.89 million last year compared with $1.93 million in 2014. read more >

Bob Coleman Sr. of Coleman Dairy Dies at 62

Bob Cooper Coleman Sr., a member of the family that founded Coleman Dairy in Little Rock, died Friday at the age of 62. read more >