Tagged: pine bluff

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 10:27 am

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings.

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.

Arkansas Engagement: Jessica McNeil of Germantown, Tenn. & Brandon Robinson of Pine Bluff

by Samuel G. Smith 7/18/2012 9:09 am

Jessica Ellen McNeil of Germantown, Tenn. and Brandon Carter Robinson of Pine Bluff – both residents of Little Rock – are engaged to be married Sept. 22 at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista.

Ghosts of Rosswood

by Jim Harris 4/16/2012 12:00 am

The hundreds of acres once known as Rosswood Country Club in Pine Bluff sit idly by, waiting for the mowers to show up and restore it to a nearly forgotten glory. Many of the state’s top golfers remember it fondly, and its closing in 2006 still strikes at the heart.

Jim Harris: John Gross Embodied Pine Bluff's Love For Baseball

by Jim Harris 4/5/2012 1:47 pm

Pine Bluff is known for producing major leaguer Torii Hunter and the incredible athlete Basil Shabazz, who dabbled in the summer sport and tried the pro ranks as well. Pine Bluff was Billy Bock's last stop in a long and fabulous coaching career. The southeast Arkansas city at one time could boast of having the best youth baseball programs in the state and comparable to the top programs in the South. People outside Pine Bluff know names like Hunter, Shabazz and Bock, but it's some of the unsung people behind the scenes that made the sport special. John Gross was one of those men.

Sissy's Log Cabin's Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting is Thursday

by Karen Martin 3/16/2012 6:31 am

Sissy's Log Cabin's new location in Jonesboro is open. Come in through Thursday (March 22, the date of the official ribbon cutting at 2 p.m.) to receive a free jewelry cleaner and register for a drawing to win a ring worth $1,000.

Tour Replicas of Columbus' Ships Oct. 28-Nov.6 in Pine Bluff

by Lindsay Irvin 10/27/2011 10:23 am

Beginning Friday, Oct. 28, the "Pinta" and the "Niña," replicas of Columbus’ ships will dock and open for public touring in Pine Bluff. Bring the whole family to tour these ship museums.

Fayetteville, Little Rock Move Up On Sporting News' Best Sports Cities List

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2011 11:20 am

Fayetteville has moved up to No. 61 on The Sporting News’ annual list of top sports cities in North America. That puts Fayetteville — by our count — No. 10 among markets without a major pro sports franchise (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL). And it puts Fayetteville fourth among SEC towns (fifth if you count College Station, home of 2012 league member Texas A&M).

Discover Arkansas: The Timberlands

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

Timber continues to be a major component of the economy, although papermaking has largely replaced lumber as the principal industry. Paper mills can be found in Ashdown, Crossett and Pine Bluff.

Fayetteville, Jonesboro Make Sporting News List of Top Sports Cities. Springdale Too.

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2010 1:58 pm

Fayetteville is one of six Arkansas cities ranked by the Sporting News on its list of ‘Best Sports City 2010’. The home of the Razorbacks is No. 77 on the list and outranks Starkville, Miss., Baton Rouge, La. and Auburn, Ala. on the list.

Sissy's Log Cabin Coming to Hot Springs' Central Avenue

by Karen Martin 8/2/2010 9:38 am

The next location of fine jewelry store Sissy's Log Cabin will be on Central Avenue in Hot Springs. The new store will likely be open in the fall.

Fabulous Estate Sale in Pine Bluff This Weekend

by Karen Martin 6/18/2010 9:36 am

Come to Pine Bluff for a sale of the estate of Ann Rogers, longtime writer of the column Food for Thought in the Pine Bluff Commercial.

Forbes Recognizes Arkansas Cities on List of Best for Business, Careers

by Mark Carter 4/29/2010 8:35 am

Three Arkansas cities have been recognized by Forbes as being among the top 85 metropolitan areas for business and careers.