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Lydia McAllister

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Lydia McAllister is a writer and reporter for Arkansas Business, Arkansas Bride, Little Rock Family and Little Rock Soirée. The Joplin, Missouri, native relocated to central Arkansas in 2016 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Monticello Says 'Play Ball' With Miracle League Field (Wellness | Winner, Class II)

Baseball has long been called America's pastime. and thanks to the hard work of Monticello residents, disabled children have the opportunity to experience the joys of the game at the city's new Miracle League field. read more >

Fairfield Bay Puts Itself on the Tourism Map (Tourism | Winner, Class III)

Tired of the reputation as a quiet community, community leaders in 2012 realized they needed to grow Fairfield Bay and quickly. read more >

Lowell Hits The Trail to Provide Historical Education (Tourism | Winner, Class II)

The city of Lowell is looking toward the future while preserving its past with a new trail marking historic landmarks around the town. read more >

Jonesboro Gets Technical to Secure Citizens' Safety (Public Safety | Honorable Mention)

The city of Jonesboro, which encompasses more square mileage (80.5) than metropolitan cities St. Louis and Cincinnati, is taking a proactive approach to maintaining public safety. read more >

No Rest For Well-Trained Fairfield Bay Public Safety Staff (Public Safety | Winner, Class III)

Fairfield Bay may be known as a relatively quiet resort and retirement community, but its public safety department is anything but sleepy. read more >

Clarksville Shines, Saves, Conserves With Solar Power (Environmental | Winner, Class II)

Clarksville Light & Water Company (CLW) in Clarksville is looking toward the future by investing in the present. read more >

Morrilton Puts Students On Partnership Path (Education/Workforce | Winner, Class III)

Morrilton is making waves with its new Pathways to Opportunities Partnership (POP) program. read more >

Best Places to Work Benchmark Winner: Information Network of Arkansas

Located on the 16th floor in the Simmons Tower, the Information Network of Arkansas (INA) offices serve as a second home for employees, who rave about the company's generous benefits packages, the unique office setup and the endless recognition from management and coworkers. read more >

Governor's Conference on Tourism Celebrates Industry, Promotes the Natural State.

Governor's Conference on Tourism brings Arkansas industry professionals together to network, share ideas, and call attention to all that the Natural State has to offer. read more >

Arkansas Companies Move Forward With Staff Retreats

Presidents, CEOs say annual group events are more than worth the effort. read more >