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Judges Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging New US House Map in Arkansas

The lawsuit tossed by the federal panel claimed the redrawn map violated the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act by moving thousands of predominantly Black voters out of the 2nd District in central Arkansas, which includes Little Rock. read more >
Evening rush hour traffic moves through the Interstate 30 Crossing construction zone in Little Rock on Nov. 23, 2021
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Court: 2020 Sales Tax Can Fund Little Rock Highway Project

Arkansas Supreme Court justices reversed a lower court's ruling that had blocked the state from using the funds for the $1 billion overhaul of the I-30 corridor. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Judges Toss Part of Suit Challenging Arkansas Redistricting

The ruling allows 30 days to file an amended complaint. read more >
Carlos Clark speaks with an incoming freshman at Arkansas Baptist College in 2018, when he was dean of enrollment management and retention.

Arkansas Baptist College President Carlos Clark Resigns; Regina Favors Again Fills Interim Role

Clark stepped down after 12 months leading the college. read more >
Regina Favors, interim president of Arkansas Baptist College, credited Rep. French Hill and Sen. John Boozman with helping two Arkansas HBCUs obtain deferments.
Business Services / Construction / Government & Politics / Investments / Legal

Debt Deferment Brings Relief To Arkansas Baptist, Philander Smith

Two small private colleges in Little Rock started 2019 with a welcome dose of financial relief courtesy of Uncle Sam. read more >
The locals say bald eagles are sometimes spotted near these bluffs above the Buffalo River at Tyler Bend.
Agriculture & Poultry / Energy / Government & Politics / Health Care / Tourism

State Denies Permit to Arkansas Hog Farm Near Buffalo River

An Arkansas environmental regulatory agency denied a permit for a hog farm Monday because of concerns that pig waste might be contaminating the nearby Buffalo River. read more >

Arkansas Baptist College Names Regina Favors Interim President

Arkansas Baptist College of Little Rock, working through another period of financial turmoil, on Tuesday named Regina Favors as interim president. read more >
Te'Qwan Walrond and Daquan Stennis, both incoming freshman from Youngstown, Ohio, wait to see the registrar at Arkansas Baptist College.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Legal / Nonprofits

Left in Hole by Former President, Arkansas Baptist Rebuilds EnrollmentLock Icon

Little Rock’s Arkansas Baptist College should be nearing completion of its second academic year of financial stability heading toward the start of the 2018 fall semester. That was the plan. read more >
A proposed intermodal facility is planned on the north side of the Arkansas River in Russellville.
Construction / Energy / Legal / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Tourism

Russellville Waits for Intermodal SplashLock Icon

Lawsuits over multiple environmental studies have been part of the holdup keeping a $50 million intermodal facility from being built south of Russellville on the banks of the Arkansas River. read more >
The Soul of the South building at 1 Shackleford Drive in Little Rock.
Investments / Legal / Media & Marketing

Soul of the South Legal War Drags OnLock Icon

The legal battle over the broadcast license of KMYA-TV, Channel 49, is entering its 23rd month with resolution nowhere in sight. read more >
Three ownerships sold property for the Little Rock Technology Park outlined in yellow (Five Main), red (415 Main) and blue (DMT Ventures).
Construction / Investments / Real Estate / Retail

Tech Park Transactions Surpass $12.6 Million (Real Deals)

The acquisition encompassed four office buildings and three parking lots. The biggest deal with Five Main LLC, led by Warren Stephens, was valued at $10.8 million read more >
MedExpress at 5326 W. Markham St. in Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

MedExpress Double-Dose Buy Tops $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, purchased the Markham St. project in midtown Little Rock and the North Little Rock location. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Legal / Media & Marketing

Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License

A schism among Soul of the South investors has erupted into a lawsuit over control of the venture’s most valuable asset: the broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49. read more >
A rendering of the planned kitchen area in the Technology Park.
Business Services / Construction / Real Estate / Small Business

Tech Park Closes on Phase 1 Properties

Renovation for the first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is expected to begin in April after tech park board members on Monday signed closing documents to purchase properties along Main Street. read more >
A rendering of the planned kitchen area in the Technology Park.
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Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand. read more >
415 S. Main St. in Little Rock.
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Update: Tech Park, Richard Mays Settle on Price

The board will pay Mays $1.037 million for the 10,000-SF property, with both sides agreeing to drop law suits. It met late Tuesday afternoon and voted to extend the offer which Mays accepted. read more >
Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Richard Mays is chairman of the Soul of the South network's board.
Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate / Small Business

Richard Mays Sues Tech Park Board, Raises Asking Price

Little Rock attorney Richard Mays on Thursday sued the Little Rock Technology Park Authority and other officials, challenging the board's authority to take his property under eminent domain. read more >
Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Richard Mays is chairman of the Soul of the South network's board.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Investments / Real Estate / Small Business

Tech Park Board Extends Property Deadline for Richard Mays

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes Monday to give Richard Mays until Friday to accept the board's offer of $845,000 for his 10,000-SF property at 415 Main St. read more >
Brent Birch
Investments / Legal / Real Estate / Small Business

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit. read more >
Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Richard Mays is chairman of the Soul of the South network's board.
Construction / Real Estate

Tech Park Offers $845,000 for Mays Building

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board voted Monday to make an $845,000 offer on Richard Mays’ property at 415 Main St., the final piece needed for the first phase of the park. read more >