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Brenda Blair, 47, of Gentry and a former Tyson Foods' employee pleaded guilty to wire fraud of $551,343.52 on Friday (Sept. 4) in the U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:38pm

Dr. Satish Gaddam  has joined Sparks Neurology Center located at 1504 Dodson Ave. in Fort Smith.

Gaddam specializes in movement disorders and neuro-degenerative diseases including Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dystonia, or muscle spasms, and tremors.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:13pm

Today’s Power Inc. (TPI) has reached an agreement to provide a one-megawatt AC solar array for Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville. Ozarks Electric plans to offer its members the opportunity to subscribe to solar energy produced by the system.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:08pm

Double-digit home sales growth in Northwest Arkansas helped drive an almost 9% home sales gain during July in the state’s four largest metro markets. For the first seven months of 2015, home sales in the four markets are up 8.63%, with the total sales ticket for those homes up more than 14%.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:01pm

As gasoline prices move closer and maybe below the $2 a gallon price point, Arkansas and U.S. travelers are expected to flood the roadways, airways and tourism destinations during the upcoming Labor Day holiday that will bring an end to the nation’s traditional summer vacation season.

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:14am

As part of the company’s pledge to do more more members, Sam’s Club is now offering assistance with car and truck purchases. The warehouse club giant announced Thursday (Sept. 3) a new partnership with TrueCar, an online auto marketplace that seeks to take the hassle out of price negotiation.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:31pm

Longtime Wal-Mart Stores supplier Ranir recently made a $3 million investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. The expansion will allow the company to make an additional 5 million power toothbrush heads per year in Michigan instead of having the heads made in China.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:29pm

Despite a healthy banking climate across the nation and in Arkansas, recovery for some institutions has been slower than others. Pinnacle Bank of Rogers and Allied Bank of Mulberry remain saddled with too many unperforming loans.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:30am

Plano, Texas-based Anderson Merchandisers, a retail-services agency, recently hung a new shingle in Bentonville within close proximity of Wal-Mart Stores and its suppliers, according to company officials.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:06pm

While the pace of job growth is not as strong as most Arkansas metro areas, the Fort Smith region had job growth of just over 2% in July, with the labor force growing by just under 2%.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:44pm

The most recent impressive pace of Northwest Arkansas job growth that began in early 2014 continues, with the number of jobs in July up more than 4% and the size of the workforce up more than 3% compared to July 2014.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:40pm

Arvest Bank in Northwest Arkansas is partnering with 14 local organizations for the 1 Million Meals initiative, a two-month, bank-wide effort to provide one million meals or more to those in need.  

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:27am

Apple, as a retailer, sets the bar high with its state-of-the-art, non-traditional formats in select major metropolitan areas. The technology giant recently applied for $1.5 million building permit for a new location in the Germantown area of Memphis.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:05am

Arkansas tax revenue collections began the fiscal year (July 2015-June 2016) with a 0.8% dip, but rebounded in August with a 4.6% gain, which pushed year-to-date gross revenue up almost 2%.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:42am

Arvest Bank announced Hannah Duke Kennedy has joined the institution as a private bank advisor in Springdale. She will office at 3858 South Thompson Ave.

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:13pm

Apartment vacancy rates in every market in the two-county area are at the lowest levels ever recorded by the Skyline Report – so low that new construction is needed to avoid significant lease rate increases, according to Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:42pm

Officials with Cree, one of the more successful startups to emerge from the University of Arkansas Research and Technology Incubator, took time Tuesday (Sept. 1) to celebrate the receipt of a $4.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force.

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:12pm

Dr. Patricia Jumelle has joined the Sparks Clinic Pain Management located at 2010 Chestnut St., Suite C, in Van Buren, and is now seeing patients.

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:33pm

Mercy Clinic General Surgery in Fort Smith has moved to a new location and has added two new surgeons, Drs. Jonathan Ferrari and Joshua McElderry.

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:23pm

Arvest Bank announced two executive changes in its mortgage division on Monday (Aug. 31). Matt Kendall was promoted to executive director of mortgage operations, and Kathleen Craig was hired as director of mortgage production operations.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:46pm


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