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Wesley Clark

Construction / Energy / Investments / Manufacturing / Transportation

Big Things Take Time (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

They like to gamble now in Jefferson County. read more >
A fuel plant similar to the planned $3.5 billion ultra-clean diesel plant near Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Construction / Energy

GTL Plan Moves Forward With $4M RoadLock Icon

After years of preparations, all authorities say the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history is on still on the road to becoming a reality. read more >
Jennifer Cobb, the new executive director of City Year Little Rock 

Jennifer Cobb Named Executive Director of City Year Little Rock

She'll oversee efforts to tutor, mentor and provide role models for more than 3,500 students. read more >
Wes Clark
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Investments

Wes Clark Looks for GTL CashLock Icon

Gen. Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general from Little Rock and a former candidate for president, is looking for a few good millions. read more >
Phyllis Brandon

Phyllis Brandon, Pioneering High Profile Editor, Dies at 84

Phyllis Brandon, a pioneering newswoman who made the High Profile section an enduring Sunday read, died Saturday at her home in Little Rock. She was 84. read more >
Roger Williams, CEO of Energy Security Partners, says his company's plan to build a 
diesel plant such as the one shown above is moving ahead in Jefferson County.
Business Services / Construction / Education / Energy / Investments / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Energy Security Partners Plant Still in WorksLock Icon

The GTL project, touted as the biggest economic endeavor ever in Arkansas, has naturally had its skeptics. read more >
Joshua Mahony
Government & Politics

Democrat Joshua Mahony to Challenge Tom Cotton in 2020

A business owner who ran unsuccessfully last year for a U.S. House seat in northwest Arkansas has announced plans to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton. read more >
Rodney Slater, former secretary of transportation, gives an interview at the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the UA’s Sam Walton College of Business in Fayetteville.
Construction / Government & Politics / Investments / Real Estate

Rodney Slater Says $30M Investment ‘Shot in the Arm’ for Pine Bluff PlantLock Icon

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater was in Arizona for Sen. John McCain’s memorials last week, but he took time to telephone Whispers about the $3.5 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant project he’s involved with near Pine Bluff. read more >
Roger Williams
Construction / Energy / Investments

Gas-to-Liquid Plant Near Pine Bluff Takes Major Financing Step

With a $30 million investment commitment from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, plans to build a $3.5 billion plant to turn natural gas into refined liquid fuel near Pine Bluff reached a significant landmark this week. read more >
Roger Williams, CEO of Energy Security Partners, says his company's plan to build a 
diesel plant such as the one shown above is moving ahead in Jefferson County.
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Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant AliveLock Icon

Roger Williams’ vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it’s not happening quicker. read more >
Walter Quinn’s Riverview Point home is headed toward a foreclosure auction in the wake of his diminished oil and gas wealth.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Energy / Legal / Real Estate

Lawsuits, Foreclosures Dog Investor John Lewis as Debts Pile UpLock Icon

Little Rock businessman John Taylor Lewis is no stranger to debt collection lawsuits and bankruptcy court thanks to the collapse of his Ram Venture Holdings effort in 2005-06. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Transportation

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant ‘Not a Risky Project’

Tell Roger Williams that a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel near Pine Bluff sounds too good to be true, and he’ll turn to history, engineering and finance to argue it’s too good not to be. read more >
Rodney Slater and Wes Clark
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

Energy Security Partners Signs Land Lease for Jefferson County Fuel Plant

A site near Pine Bluff has won the competition to become home to a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel, economic development officials say. read more >
Andrew Card
Energy / Government & Politics

Andrew Card Joins Energy Firm Led by Wesley Clark, Rodney Slater

Not only is Energy Security Partners led by Clinton-era Democrats Rodney Slater and Wesley Clark, but Andrew Card, former chief of staff for George W. Bush, will join the board. read more >
Rodney Slater and Wes Clark
Energy / Manufacturing

Firm Led by Clark, Slater Eye Jefferson County for $3B Energy Plant

An energy company led by retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater is considering Jefferson County among possible sites for a $3 billion natural gas-to-liquid plant. read more >
Government & Politics

Bill Clinton to Talk at Little Rock Symposium on Bosnian War

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a symposium in Little Rock about the Bosnian war that ended in 1995. read more >
Wesley Clark
Government & Politics

Wes Clark Endorses Mike Ross for Arkansas Governor

Former NATO Commander Wesley Clark is backing Democrat Mike Ross' bid for Arkansas governor next year. read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism / Transportation

Kay Kelley Arnold to Chair Little Rock Airport Commission in 2013

The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission announced its 2013 officers on Wednesday, and they include chair Kay Kelley Arnold, Jesse Mason and Wesley Clark. read more >