Government & Politics


Bridging Arkansas' Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

Bridging Arkansas' Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

LegalTechnology & TelecomOpinion

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund could represent the best chance over the next decade to narrow the digital divide for many rural communities. While much work remains to finalize the fund, the FCC's proposal outlines a framework that will likely define federal broadband policy for rural America over the next decade. read more >

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Historic Helena District Chosen as Home for Delta Dirt Distillery

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

Led by Harvey Williams Jr. and his wife, Donna, Delta Dirt Distillery will begin producing vodka, gin, cordials and more in the coming weeks. Their son, Thomas, will oversee the production of spirits made with corn, wheat, rye and sweet potatoes grown on the family farm. Tours and a tasting room with a full-service bar are on tap. read more >

Difficult Year Continues for Allegiance Health

Difficult Year Continues for Allegiance Health

Health CareLegalCover Story

The sudden closing last month of North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville was the latest in a series of woes facing the Shreveport company that runs the hospital, Allegiance Health Management Inc. read more >

The Edge of the Ledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

The Edge of the Ledge (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Opinion

Setting aside the president's previous comment that trade wars are “easy to win,” the oft-repeated notion that China, for instance, is paying billions of dollars in tariffs simply does not have the added value of being true. read more >

The Long Game (Editorial)

The Long Game (Editorial)

TransportationOpinion

Billions of dollars in government aid to farmers may soften these initial blows, but the longer that the U.S.-China trade war continues, the greater will be the damage to American agriculture — and Arkansas farmers. read more >

Recent Real Estate Transactions Total $2M

Recent Real Estate Transactions Total $2M

Flash Market LLC of Greenville, South Carolina, bought a 2,752-SF convenience store at 2255 John Harden Drive in Jacksonville for $570,375 and a 2,604-SF convenience store at 8623 Warden Road in Sherwood for $365,625. read more >

New Jacksonville Schools Propel Growth

New Jacksonville Schools Propel Growth

Banking & Finance

Jacksonville is on the rise, and its schools are playing no small role in that. Replacing all schools in the Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District is one way the district, carved out of the Pulaski County Special School District in 2014, is hoping to improve education in the community. read more >

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

Mayor Sees Signs Amazon May Stay in NLR Awhile

Transportation

North Little Rock has 17 acres to offer to Amazon for a permanent facility or expansion. A permanent or expanded facility would require at least 10-15 acres and could create up to 300 jobs, according to the Mayor Joe Smith. read more >

Not a Good Look II (Editorial)

Not a Good Look II (Editorial)

Opinion

Even a $38.8 million “economic development fee” pledged by Cherokee Nation Businesses can whitewash illegal meetings and a willingness to disregard the citizens' wishes. read more >

Arkansas Blue Cross Announces New Hire, Promotion

Arkansas Blue Cross Announces New Hire, Promotion

Health Care

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Friday announced the hiring of Dr. Mark Jansen as vice president and chief medical officer and the promotion of Max Greenwood to vice president of government and media affairs. read more >