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Family Dollar Plea Deal Includes $41.7M Fine for Rodent-Infested Warehouse in West Memphis

The fine is the largest-ever monetary criminal penalty in a food safety case, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. read more >

West Memphis Industrial Renaissance: Surge Sparks Optimism for Economic Development

Scouts for a cold storage warehouse, solar panel manufacturing, electric vehicle-related production and a couple of chemical plants are taking lingering looks at the possibilities of setting up shop in the city. read more >

ArDOT Opens $6M Commercial Truck Parking Lot in West Memphis

The facility is an expansion on an already existing lot and is expected to help handle some of the 20,000 tractors that pass through the area daily. read more >
Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc.
Banking & Finance

Southern Bancorp Completes Conversion of Premier Bank of Arkansas

Branches in Jonesboro, West Memphis and Marion now operate as Southern Bancorp locations. read more >
DeWayne Rose
Government & Politics

DeWayne Rose Named to National Public Safety Committee

The federal advocacy committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, gun control, substance abuse, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and more. read more >
The new gaming floor at Southland Casino Hotel in West Memphis
Construction / Tourism

Southland Casino Hotel Completes $320M Transformation

The three-year project includes a gleaming new 20-story hotel with 300 rooms. read more >
Construction / Education / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings. read more >
Former employees accuse Crittenden Regional Hospital of misusing money intended for the employee health plan. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Crittenden Hospital’s Directors, Officers Compensation Could Pay Off

The nonprofit Crittenden Hospital Association paid its directors and officers’ liability insurance ahead of employee health benefits, and that may have been a smart strategic decision for all concerned. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism / Transportation

West Memphis Marketing Pick Up Awards

Three campaigns promoting West Memphis were recognized at last week’s annual Conference of the Southern Economic Development Council in Tulsa. read more >

USA Truck Expanding West Memphis Terminal, Adding Jobs

USA Truck will begin adding approximately 125 jobs as part of a terminal expansion in West Memphis. Additional workforce will help USA Truck meet customer demand as it upgrades to a full-service terminal on March 2013. read more >

Cities of Distinction Making Arkansas Stronger

Our cities, towns and communities represent the many patches on that quilt, stitched together through pride, unity of purpose and determination. Our cities and towns are determined to make better lives for their residents. They’ve done so through innovation, dedication and plain ol’ tenacity. Arkansas Business Publishing Group is proud to recognize these efforts with the inaugural City of Distinction awards program. read more >

West Memphis: Taking A Unique Approach (Main Street Preservation (Over 20K) | Honorable Mention)

City planning and development director Paul Luker said the Main Street West Memphis Façade Master Plan program allows for comprehensive rehabilitation of many downtown buildings at once. Funding comes from Community Development Block Grants, and the program requires temporary easements from property owners. read more >