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1979 Crash Hurried Magic Mart’s End

by Jack Whitsett 3/31/2014 12:00 am

It’s easy to forget now, but Wal-Mart wasn’t always the dominant discount retailer in the world. As late as 1979, the Bentonville chain arguably wasn’t even the dominant Arkansas discounter. That effectively changed the morning of Friday, Dec. 21, 1979, when a Cessna 421 twin-engine plane carrying three vice presidents of Sterling Stores Inc. slammed into a fog-covered hill 4 miles southwest of Locust Grove, near Batesville.

Jonesboro Looks at Moving Tenenbaum Recycling Scrapyard

by Associated Press 8/7/2013 7:23 am

Jonesboro officials are working on ways to make the city's downtown more vibrant and one of the suggestions includes getting rid of a scrapyard that's been operating there for about 100 years.

Hilton's Home2 Suites on Short List for Shackleford Crossings Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2013 12:00 am

An apartment complex, hotel site and a home each generated million-dollar transactions in Little Rock.