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Jonesboro Thinks Green Ahead of Scrapyard Move

Jonesboro Thinks Green Ahead of Scrapyard Move

Alter Trading Corp., doing business as TRG Jonesboro, will move its scrapyard from Flint Street downtown to the former Jonesboro Recycling Team site on Vance Drive, and the city is looking at the property to be vacated for a green space project. read more >

1979 Crash Hurried Magic Mart’s End

1979 Crash Hurried Magic Mart’s End

Transportation

It’s easy to forget now, but Wal-Mart wasn’t always the dominant discount retailer in the world. As late as 1979, the Bentonville chain arguably wasn’t even the dominant Arkansas discounter. That effectively changed the morning of Friday, Dec. 21, 1979, when a Cessna 421 twin-engine plane carrying three vice presidents of Sterling Stores Inc. slammed into a fog-covered hill 4 miles southwest of Locust Grove, near Batesville. read more >