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LATEST ARTICLES BY Kyle Massey

Bringing In the Brine: South Arkansas Lithium Projects Face Engineering ChallengesLock Icon

Companies have invested hundreds of millions to create an Arkansas lithium industry, the infrastructure for which will be costly.

Emerging Filmmakers Promote Hot Springs

Eight student filmmakers created short films for Visit Hot Springs. The films premiered at the Malco Theater in January.

Advanced Energy Expo Set for Students, Industry Pros, Job Seekers and Educators

Students will learn about a growing industry long before embarking on their careers, and industry leaders will be kept abreast of the latest technologies in the field.

Little Rock to Host Southeast Tourism Society Showcase, PR Media Event 

The regional “appointment style” marketplace will be at the Statehouse Convention Center and will offer tourism professionals a chance to engage directly with group tour professionals and southeastern suppliers.

The Ad Bowl (There Was Also a Football Game)

Brands brought big stars, special effects and laughs. But local ad pros say the products were lost in the mix.

A History Lesson in Drilling

Robert Reynolds gives a living history of the oil and gas industry in south Arkansas, where the roots of his pioneer family reach back six generations.

ComGroup Highlights Ag Marketing Trends in New Report

The report highlights what author Carson Horn, an ag industry specialist, described as marketing trends that will have the greatest impact on commercial success for agribusinesses this year.

SPP Announces John Cupparo as New Board Chair

Cupparo, a former Berkshire Hathaway Energy senior executive, was elected to the SPP board in 2022

US Oil, Gas Production Set Records in December, EIA Says

Domestic consumption of natural gas had a record month in January due to a stretch of brutal winter weather.

Standard Lithium's drill rig at the well re-entry site in Lafayette County. The drill rig has since demobilized from the site after reaching a total measured depth of 8,940 feet, and has been replaced by a workover rig to complete perforations, final testing and sampling.

Arkansas Lithium Is Now a Reality

The only remaining question is this: How big will the industry’s potential be?

Demographic Trends Signal Potential Growth in Medical Cannabis MarketLock Icon

Data from the Arkansas Department of Health offers a glimpse at what could become the expanded medical cannabis market.

Medical Cannabis: Allies Back a Proposal for GrowthLock Icon

The medical marijuana industry has lined up support from patient advocates who opposed a 2022 recreational vote.

Corning Publishing Co. to Be Auctioned Off

Founded in 1962, the company succeeded for years printing and distributing newspapers, comics, catalogs and magazines. But the internet age has been disastrous for printers. 

Summit Seeks 30% Rate Increase for Natural Gas Service

The utility said the increase is necessary to offset the cost of inflation, economic conditions and capital investments in its natural gas infrastructure.

Dave Creek Media Expands Again in Conway

The company has expanded six times in the past six years, and now employs 40 marketing specialists serving clients in central and northwest Arkansas.

‘Trench Warfare 5 Miles in the Air’

Little Rock advertising executive Chip Culpepper discusses the new AppleTV+ miniseries “Masters of the Air” and his own family history.

Commercial Real Estate Resilience: Lenders Foresee Falling RatesLock Icon

Bankers argue against the “commercial real estate doom loop” scenario that some experts have predicted.

Ghidotti Announces Hiring of Former Arkansas Business Editor Lance Turner

Turner will oversee campaign strategy development and execution for the firm’s clients, and will lead its media relations team.

‘Skeeter’ Lands Again at Jonesboro’s KDXH

Saga Communications has netted a Skeeter, for the second time.

Washington County's 2.01-megawatt, 5,400 panel solar system on its south campus near Clydesdale Drive in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville, Others Race for Solar Savings

The city of Fayetteville is looking to save money on its electric bill, and it’s in a hurry to have solar power project plans in place with Entegrity of Little Rock by the end of September.