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The Count & The Amount (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Problems with the 2020 census have led some local governments to be dubious about the results. read more >
Kevin Smith
Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care / Nonprofits

Severe Weather Delivers Infrastructure Stress

The single-digit temperatures of Valentine’s Day week challenged the Helena-West Helena’s ability to deliver water. read more >
Bret Carroll, CEO of Conway Corp, says the city-owned utility system has seen growth as a result of diversifying and updating its cable and broadband offerings to customers in the community. 
Government & Politics

Conway Corp. Partners With BP Unit on White County Solar Farm

Conway Corp. has a 20-year agreement to buy discount sun power from Lightsource BP, a global solar leader planning to build a 132-megawatt array in neighboring White County. read more >
Government & Politics

Unsung Heroes (Editorial)

At a time when self-serving politicians are telling Americans that neither the bureaucratic “deep state” nor the journalistic “enemies of the people” can be trusted, we are persuaded that both forms of public service are as vital as ever. read more >
Roger Norman is legislative auditor, the top manager of Arkansas Legislative Audit. He oversees a department of 266 employees who annually audit the state’s public entities.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Legislative Audit: Don’t Fear the LedgerLock Icon

Public agency administrators probably look forward to a visit from state auditors as much as everyone else looks forward to a trip to the dentist. read more >
The Helena Bridge spans the Mississippi River, carrying travelers on U.S. 49 into Arkansas.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Phillips County Looks to Sun for FutureLock Icon

More than $8.5 million of new and pending utility improvement projects are underway in and around Helena-West Helena. Pieces of the infrastructure puzzle are moving into place to enhance local economic prospects as well as industrial recruitment. read more >
Shane Martin, operating manager of Dragon Woodland, is busy overseeing the buildout of the company’s sawmill in Helena-West Helena.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Government & Politics / Investments / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Transportation

Dragon Woodland Ramps Up $10M Hardwood Operation

Six months after a rain-drenched grand opening, Dragon Woodland is on the brink of boosting the output of its Helena-West Helena sawmill facility. read more >
The site of Dragon Woodland Sawmill in Helena-West Helena.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Insurance / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Real Estate

Dragon Woodland Brings Back Memories of Chicago Mill FireLock Icon

Mayor Kevin Smith of Helena-West Helena says the grand opening of Dragon Woodland on the former Chicago Mill property in April was an emotional moment for him. read more >
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Construction / Manufacturing

Galley Support’s Gina Radke Gets Industry Nod (Movers & Shakers)

Gina Radke was recognized as among the Top 40 Under 40 in Business Aviation for 2018 by the National Business Aviation Association in Washington. read more >