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Jobless Rate Down in Most Arkansas Metros

by Lee Hogan 3/21/2014 10:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped five-tenths of a percentage point in January compared to numbers from a year ago.

Home Prices, Permits Down Across the State in Final Quarter of 2013

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:49 pm

House prices and single-family building permits were down in most metropolitan statistical areas in Arkansas in the fourth quarter of 2013.

3 Arkansas Areas See Employment Growth Above National Average in 4Q 2013

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:47 pm

The unemployment rates in all of Arkansas’ metropolitan statistical areas increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, except in Fort Smith where it remained unchanged from the previous quarter.

Simmons First National, CEO Stay Put in Pine Bluff

by Gwen Moritz 5/6/2013 12:00 am

George Makris Jr. is a product of Pine Bluff, leaving his hometown only for college (a bachelor’s in business administration from Rhodes College at Memphis in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Arkansas in 1980) and for a four-year stint in Little Rock so that the youngest of his three sons could play tennis for Little Rock Central High.

Debe Hollingsworth: The New Mayor In a Troubled Town

by George Waldon 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Debe Hollingsworth was swept into the Pine Bluff mayor's office Nov. 6 with such a strong electoral wave that no runoff vote was required, despite a ballot of nine candidates. She is the first woman to serve as Pine Bluff’s mayor since Carolyn Robinson was elected in 1984.