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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

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1. read more >

Walton College of Business Scholarship Reaches Out to ‘Underrepresented'

Among the items on his to-do list as dean, Matt Waller said, is ensuring the success of the Fleischer Scholars Program, a scholarship program that seeks to draw students from “underrepresented” parts of Arkansas to the Walton College of Business. read more >

Rock Town Distillery Reports Jump In 2016 Sales

Phil Brandon has come far since 2010, the year he opened the state's first legal distillery since Prohibition. Rock Town Distillery's sales in the first four months of 2016 are up 67 percent compared with 2015. read more >

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 >