Zilkha Biomass Energy plans to build a $90 million facility in Monticello that will create 52 jobs. Zilkha says it will make its Zilkha Black Pellet, the first commercially available pellet in the industry, at the Monticello factory.
Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Andrew Parker to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Parker, the director of governmental affairs for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, will serve a seven-year term.
Baptist Health of Little Rock broke ground Monday on a 216,000-SF, 96-bed hospital in Conway. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The entire project is estimated to cost about $130 million. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 and employ about 425 workers.
The president of the Teamsters local in North Little Rock says he will meet with Gov. Mike Beebe next week as the union tries to keep ABF Freight Systems from moving its distribution center — and most of its 300-plus jobs — to Memphis.
Today (Nov. 11) is Veteran's Day, a day of celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for their country. Check out the variety of free services, specials, ceremonies and events happening in and around central Arkansas to honor all those who have served and who are currently serving in the armed forces.
The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a reception at the Clinton Presidential Library to welcome the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a group in town for its annual conference. The evening included a champagne toast, live jazz entertainment and remarks by Gov. Mike Beebe, Stephanie Streett, Richard Davies and Mayor Mark Stodola.
Arkansas State University’s athletic department has a new name and new leader for its fundraising arm. Carter Ford has been named executive director of the Red Wolf Foundation. Formerly the organization was named the Red Wolf Club.
Chenal Country Club was the site of a welcome reception for the 106th Southern Amateur Golf Championship. The welcome was given by Gov. Mike Beebe, who was introduced by Ray Dillon, president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. Dinner was prepared by Chef Dan Capello, who used ingredients from local farms and producers.
Junior Achievement of Arkansas held its annual Legacy Award business luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel. Gov. Mike Beebe was honored with the Legacy Award for his exceptional leadership in supporting academic excellence in Arkansas.
At its annual luncheon, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas celebrated 85 years of helping people overcome challenges to success. The luncheon was held at the Clinton Presidential Center, and Gov. Mike Beebe delivered the keynote address.
A system ridiculed in 2006 by some Arkansas staff members as “high school” is now widely respected as Gus Malzahn enters his first season at Arkansas State. Malzahn will admit — with some prodding — that he gets a sense of satisfaction in seeing his offense used at all levels of football. NFL coaches have adapted elements of the philosophy. Colleges — not just small schools — are running no-huddle. Gus Malzahn is still using a style that won in the prep ranks.
Many of the same qualities that led Malzahn to success at the prep level helped him succeed as an offensive coordinator in college. Now he has his shot at proving his offensive philosophies, big vision and drive to succeed can work at Arkansas State.
We all share the challenge of achieving balance in various aspects of our lives. We want to be productive, efficient, valuable employees, but we also want to have available quality time in our personal lives to spend with our families and friends, to pursue interests of our own, and to participate in community and civic activities.
Tyler Scaife and Dusty Hannahs were the honorees as players of the year at the Downtown Tip Off Club's final meeting of the year Monday. Gov. Mike Beebe, as the speaker, took the occasion to tell players and other finalists that their education trumps the on-court accomplishments.
Gus Malzahn's move from (highly paid) Auburn offensive coordinator to Arkansas State head coach continues to gain attention outside Crowley’s Ridge or the state of Arkansas. George Schroeder of SI.com is the latest to examine Malzahn’s decision, offering the most in-depth look at why and how the move was made.