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Hatton Weeks Returns to KAIT as Raycom Undergoes Acquisition

Hatton Weeks Returns to KAIT as Raycom Undergoes Acquisition

Hatton Weeks is back in Jonesboro as GM of KAIT, and soon his parent company will be Gray Television, which is buying Raycom for $3.65 billion.
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Jonesboro Welcomes $20 Million Risever Plant

Risever's $20 million 125,000-SF facility in Jonesboro, which will create 130 jobs, will be its first outside of China.
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Arkansas Osteopathic Colleges Line Up Students

The two new osteopathic medical schools in Arkansas are being flooded with applications from students who want to be doctors.
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Banking Exchange Nationaly Recognizes Batesville's Sandra Starnes This article is available only in print.

Sandra Starnes, 30-year-old vice president for emerging products and services at Citizens Bank in Batesville, is one of Banking Exchange's 20 Under 40 honorees. read more >

Dawn Ellis Named SVP at Helena National Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Dawn Ellis has been hired as senior vice president of Helena National Bank and president of the bank's Marion branch. read more >

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Panel Issues 5 Cultivation Licenses

Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded licenses to five cultivation companies after an injunction against issuing the licenses was lifted. read more >

Arkansas Liquor Stores See Sales Fall 5.5 Percent Since Grocery Wine Expansion

Liquor stores throughout Arkansas have seen total sales fall an average of 5.5 percent since expanded sales of wine in grocery stores went into effect Oct. 1, according to a report released Monday. read more >

Arkansas Company to Restore Historic Jonesboro Building

The old building at 215 Union St. has sat vacant for decades. But after the National Park Service placed it on the National Register of Historic Places recently, plans are in motion to bring it back to life. read more >

Benton, Craighead Counties Top Arkansas List of Incoming Investments

SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York, considered a number of factors to create its listing of the counties in Arkansas that have the most incoming investments read more >

Cooper Takes the Fifth in Roach Manufacturing Case

Edward M. Cooper Jr., who is accused of embezzling more than $4.5 million from a client, has taken the Fifth in a civil court case filed by his former customer. read more >

Grocery Sales of Wine Hit Liquor Stores

Expanded wine offerings have taken a toll on sales at the state's package liquor stores. read more >

Mayor Harold Perrin on Why Other Communities Are Trying to Keep Up With Jonesboro

Harold Perrin, mayor of Jonesboro, talks about the blessings of steady growth, and some of the challenges that come with it. read more >

New Rank Makes Case for Independence: AEDC Moves County to Top Tier

With a boost from business and business friendly policies, Independence County has vaulted to the top of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's incentive tier rankings. read more >

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