Northeast Arkansas Archive

Southern Bancorp Selects Community Relations Leaders (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

LaRay White and Brooke Beck have been promoted to community relations leaders for Southern Bancorp in Little Rock. White will be representing Blytheville and Beck will be serving Arkadelphia in their new roles.

Lyon College Receives $1M Gift

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/8/2019 10:57 am

Lyon College in Batesville has received a $1 million gift from the John W. Edwards trust — the largest-ever gift for the college from a Batesville resident.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Get Tickets for the Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2019 10:03 am

Tickets are available now for the 2019 Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes awards, which honors individuals, companies and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas.

Nelson Design Disputes Jobless Benefits Debt

by Mark Friedman 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Nelson Design Group LLC in Jonesboro has been fighting with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services over debts that date back to the Great Recession.

Sunlight, The Best Disinfectant (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the public's access to public information, is March 10-16 this year, so the timing of a bill by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is fitting.

Pot Edibles Seen Claiming Market Share

by Jan Cottingham 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana isn't even for sale yet in Arkansas, but some people in the industry are already considering the potential market for medical cannabis edibles.

Edward Cooper Hit With $9M Judgment in Embezzlement Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 2/27/2019 01:37 pm

A Craighead County Circuit judge orders a Jonesboro accountant, Edward M. Cooper Jr., to pay his former client $9 million for embezzling money since the mid 1990s.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Centennial's Lorre Goodkin Certified by ABA (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Lorre Goodkin has been awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor professional certification from the American Bankers Association.

Randolph County Sells Alcohol After 70-Year Ban

by Associated Press 2/22/2019 09:40 am

Alcohol sales are now legal in a northeastern Arkansas county after residents approved a measure to lift a 70-year-old ban on sales.

Annual Delta Awards Recognize Tourism Achievement

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2019 01:25 pm

The 19th annual Delta Awards that recognize tourism achievement were presented by Arkansas Delta Byways during the organization's annual festivities Friday at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.

AECC, AECI Name Bill Conine Interim CEO

by Kyle Massey 2/20/2019 09:15 am

Bill Conine, CEO of Petit Jean Electric Cooperative Corp. of Clinton, is stepping in as interim chief executive of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. of Little Rock.

Mitch Bettis Buys Arkansas Business Publishing Group

by Lance Turner 2/18/2019 04:02 pm

Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, is purchasing the company from a limited partnership led by Olivia Myers Farrell, the two announced Monday.

Funding Legacy Supports Arkansas State Parks, Keeps Coffers Full

by George Waldon 2/18/2019 12:00 am

The conservation tax approved by Arkansas voters in 1996 remains a dynamic funding source to help upgrade and maintain the 52 state parks in Arkansas. “Without the conservation tax, we couldn't do what we're doing,” said Grady Spann, director of Arkansas State Parks.

Agribusiness Conference Offers Lay of Land for Agriculture

by Todd Traub 2/15/2019 12:01 pm

National, worldwide and political issues dominated the 25th Arkansas State Agribusiness Conference held on the Arkansas State University campus.

Truckers, Construction Firms Ready to Roll with Arkansas Highway Plan

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/14/2019 02:33 pm

While Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $300 million per year plan for highways will raise diesel prices for truckers, they'll eventually come out ahead through time saved and fewer equipment repairs, the Arkansas Trucking Association says.

Duane Highley to Leave AECC for Similar Job in Colorado

by Kyle Massey and Lance Turner 2/13/2019 02:35 pm

Duane Highley, president and chief executive officer for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., is leaving the power company to become CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission, a wholesale power supplier in Colorado.

Bhattacharyya to Lead A-State Engineering, Computer Science College

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2019 11:12 am

Abhijit Bhattacharyya has been appointed as the inaugural dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Arkansas State University.

Former ASU Board Member, Foundation Establish New Endowment

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 04:33 pm

A former member of the Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has finished gifting $1 million to A-State on behalf of the Judd Hill Foundation Trust and committed another $1 million to support agricultural research.