Tagged: Southwest Arkansas

Small Businesses Need Help with Labyrinth of State, Local Laws

Small Businesses Need Help with Labyrinth of State, Local Laws

Legal

State and local laws and ordinances can be vexing for small business owners who find they have a list of requirements to comply with while trying to run their companies. And small companies can find compliance more difficult because they don’t have employees whose job is to keep abreast of new requirements. read more >

Where’s Solar When the Grid Goes Out?

Where’s Solar When the Grid Goes Out?

Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

As the planet warms and storms, hurricanes, floods and wildfires intensify, backup power systems are an urgent new market in renewable energy. But take a lesson from windy, fiery California: Even if you have solar panels and sunshine, your home or business could stay dark. read more >

Donna Herring in Fake Will Case: I Made 'Horrible Mistake'

Donna Herring in Fake Will Case: I Made 'Horrible Mistake'

Legal

Donna Herring, a former Camden real estate agent, was sentenced last week to 41 months in federal prison for orchestrating an infamous fake will that came to light at the end of 2016. Her sister, brother-in-law and daughter were all sentenced last week for their parts in the scheme. read more >

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Bill Sowell, a registered investment adviser in North Little Rock, embraces a legal obligation to put clients’ financial interests first. And he’s frustrated that the requirement doesn’t apply to everyone across the investing industry. read more >

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Health Care

Christians tired of dealing with insurance companies and unwilling to pay fines for opting out of the health insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act found a ready option in health care cost-sharing ministries. read more >

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

Legal

Supportive family members cried in a Hot Springs courtroom Friday morning as Berry R. Bishop, the Hot Springs insurance agent who also had offices in Prescott and Arkadelphia, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for bank fraud totaling more than $4.3 million. read more >