Northeast Arkansas


Private Sector Businesses Ready to Bask in Solar
One of Lexicon’s two planned solar plants will be on 336 acres south of Carlisle. Seal Solar is building the array, along with a second project in Blytheville, where Lexicon has a facility.

Private Sector Businesses Ready to Bask in Solar

by Kyle Massey – 3 weeks ago

Private-sector corporations in Arkansas are taking the spotlight with multimillion-dollar solar power projects, with a goal of cutting costs.


Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

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The value of big deals in Arkansas plummeted 85% in 2019 compared with the previous year, dropping to $7.9 billion compared with a stratospheric $53.9 billion in 2018. read more >

New Little Rock Branch for Citizens Bank in the Works

New Little Rock Branch for Citizens Bank in the Works

Banking & Finance

Batesville's Citizens Bank is wading deeper into the Little Rock market with a second full-service branch. The $921 million-asset lender is establishing an office in the former One Bank & Trust lo-cation at 8000 Cantrell Road. read more >

Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Four to Join Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

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Four business leaders who have made contributions to the banking, construction, publishing and real estate industries will be inducted tonight into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. read more >

Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers?

Will Arkansas Have Enough Gamblers?

Restaurants & FoodCover Story

When the Quapaw Nation opened its gambling parlor in Pine Bluff four months ago, the Saracen Annex created new competition for casinos in Hot Springs and West Memphis and raised a new question: Is Arkansas' gambling market already saturated? read more >

Marnie Oldner Named to Fed's CDIAC

Marnie Oldner Named to Fed's CDIAC

Banking & Finance

Marnie Oldner, CEO of Stone Bank of Mountain View, was named last week to the Federal Reserve Board's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. read more >

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

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One-hundred at New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to walk in May; ceremony set for next year at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. read more >

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalCover Story

A Searcy doctor with millions of dollars of debt and a troubled history with state regulators now confronts his latest nightmare: A lender has accused Dr. Benjamin Carlyle of submitting false financial statements to obtain loans. read more >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

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With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >