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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

Stacy Duckett, VP of Southwest Power Pool, Dies at 50

Stacy Lynn Duckett of North Little Rock, vice president, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary at Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, has died at age 50. read more >

Recent Crystal Bridges Acquisitions Believed to Total $64 Million

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday announced a number of new acquisitions, bringing to $64.4 million the estimated value of recently announced art purchases. read more >

Deltic Executive Pay Drops in 2014

Despite Deltic Timber's strong earnings in 2014, compensation paid four of the five top Deltic executive officers dropped compared with 2013. read more >

Millie Ward of Stone Ward on 40 Years in Advertising

Millie Ward, president of Stone Ward of Little Rock, has been in the advertising business for 40 years and she was recently inducted into the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. But spend any time with her and you'll see — it's subtle, noticeable only in retrospect — that she'd rather tell her clients' stories than her own. read more >

A Visit With James Beard Nominee Matt McClure of The Hive and Joël Antunes of One Eleven

An Arkansas restaurant and an Arkansas chef recently gained national recognition of the best kind: being named semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards are among the most prestigious in the restaurant world. read more >

Yellow Rocket Concepts Combine Partnerships

Yellow Rocket Concepts is a brand that includes several different partnerships. read more >

Yellow Rocket Partners Aim to Build Restaurant Brands

Consistently providing high-quality food in a casually hip atmosphere, Yellow Rocket's five restaurants - Big Orange Midtown, Big Orange West, Local Lime, ZaZa (Little Rock and Conway) or Lost Forty Brewing - last year brought in over $10 million in food sales alone. read more >

Arkansas Farmers Say Syngenta Tainted Grain Supply To Promote GMO

At least a dozen Arkansas farmers have joined hundreds of farmers in 19 other states in almost 800 lawsuits against Swiss seed maker Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed, a case that has been widely reported in the media. read more >

Syngenta Corn Case Draws Comparison to Riceland Lawsuit

Three of the lead firms in the Syngenta litigation were involved in the $750 million settlement agreement in 2011 over contamination of the U.S. rice supply by Bayer AG's genetically modified rice. A number of Arkansas rice farmers received damages as part of the settlement. read more >

One Eleven in LR, Chef at The Hive in Bentonville Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

One Eleven at the Capital and Chef Matthew McClure at The Hive have been named semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards. read more >