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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

The Essentials of Life Now in One Hot Springs Spot

After a decade of work and planning, Amy Thomas has realized her dream of opening a business in downtown Hot Springs — actually, three businesses: the Argentinian Coffee & Wine Bar; Oxy-Zen, what may be Arkansas' only oxygen bar; and Thai-Me Spa, a day spa. read more >

Crystal Bridges Announces Director, Name of New Arts Venue

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced Lieven Bertels, a native of Belgium with a background in international arts festivals, as director of its new arts venue being developed in a former Kraft Foods plant in downtown Bentonville. read more >

From Bathhouse to Hotel, Hot Springs' Hale to Be Reborn

In the 32 years since they moved to Hot Springs, Pat and Ellen McCabe have seen the transformation of downtown Hot Springs. Now, with the couple's repurposing of the Hale Bathhouse into a boutique hotel, they'll be directly participating in that transformation. read more >

Hot Springs Sees Bathhouse Row Begin to Fill Up

When the Hotel Hale opens sometime next year in the old Hale Bathhouse, only one of the eight bathhouses on Hot Springs' Bathhouse Row will be empty. And Josie Fernandez, superintendent of Hot Springs National Park, is hopeful the Maurice won't be vacant much longer. read more >

Arkansas Health Department Posts Restaurant Inspections Online

The Arkansas Health Department earlier this month began posting restaurant inspection reports on its website, making reports on about 15,000 retail food establishments throughout the state publicly available. read more >

Instacart, Waitr Enter Arkansas Food Delivery Market

Instacart, an online grocery delivery service, began delivery service in the Little Rock area last week, making deliveries from stores like Kroger, Whole Foods Market, Natural Grocers, Petco and CVS. read more >

AI Advisers See New World in Wealth Management

Artificial intelligence — AI — software that employs “machine learning” has made huge strides in the past few years, primarily because of improvements in computer processing power and data storage. read more >

Crystal Bridges to Debut 'Art in the Age of Black Power' Exhibit

The Bentonville museum announces its exhibition schedule for 2018. read more >

Pasta Jack's Asks: What's In a Name?

A complicated lawsuit involving operators of Pasta Jack's lays bare a business dispute that has become decidedly personal. read more >

Hot Springs Sees Boom in Craft Beer Breweries

Tapping into Hot Springs thermal culture, the craft brewing industry in Spa City is hot. read more >

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