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Theron and Jeanie Rowbotham with Mae and Tate on their Hagarville farm.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Energy

Solar Energy on the Farm of a Nuclear Family

A Johnson County turkey farm shows its feathers by going far beyond the call of environmental duty. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

$30M Fiber Internet Project Planned for Pope County

It's being funded in part by federal pandemic aid dollars through the state-run Arkansas Rural Connect grant program. read more >
Scenic Hill Solar CEO Bill Halter, left, and Greenwood Mayor Doug Kinslow stand in front of a new solar power plant that will supply electricity for nearly all city government operations. 
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Greenwood, Scenic Hill Celebrate Solar Array Completion

The 750-kilowatt solar power plant is expected to supply electricity for 98% of city government operations. read more >
Elizabeth Bowles
Government & Politics

Arkansas Firms Divide $424M to Deploy Broadband

Arkansas electric co-ops and broadband providers win $424 million to expand broadband to 200,612 homes and businesses over the next 10 years. read more >
Mark Cayce is the general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden. OEC and South Arkansas Telephone company have teamed up to help provide high-speed internet in rural south Arkansas were in many places, dial-up is the only option.
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Six Arkansas Electric Co-Ops Stringing Broadband

Six electric cooperatives in Arkansas are bringing high-speed broadband internet access to thousands of their members and plan to offer it to all of their members within the next four to six years. read more >
Today's Bank will add a former Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative location in Van Buren as its tenth branch.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Real Estate

Today’s Bank Expands Footprint with Van Buren Branch

The $181 million-asset lender is setting up shop in a former bank branch at 615 E. Pointer Trail previously used by Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative. read more >
James McMahan, the advanced metering infrastructure manager for Woodruff Electric Cooperative, installing an advanced meter in 2011.
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Entergy’s Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021. read more >
Michael Skelly, founder and president of Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston
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Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald. read more >
On a peak day in August, this solar array in East Camden supplied 12 megawatts of power for Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.
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Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

There’s nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite. read more >