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People & Business News

Electronic games of skill (EGS) wagers at the state’s two racinos continued to climb with Oaklawn topping more than $100 million in wagers monthly every month during the first half of 2014.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00pm

Mercy is rolling out a new way for patients of all ages to access convenient, local health care. Mercy Mobile Health, a $650,000 motor coach, is part of a $1 million investment to reach underserved and rural communities and provide easy access for diagnostics testing.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:08pm

Northwest Breast Imaging Center is now offering the 3D mammography for breast cancer screening. The 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:57pm

Tyson Foods has agreed to pay workers in its Goodletteville, Tenn., beef and pork processing plant a $7.75 million settlement. A federal judge has given preliminary approval of the donning-and-doffing settlement reached this week.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:42pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday (July 22) announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions:

Weston Lewey, Forrest City. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2019. Replaces Darin Gray.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44pm

Monday (July 21) was the first day of Van Buren's new security measures at its municipal complex.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:59pm

Don Keesee has been named Western Arkansas Division President at Bank of the Ozarks. Keesee joined Bank of the Ozarks from Summit Bank in Fort Smith, as part of Bank of the Ozarks’ recent acquisition of Summit Bank.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:37pm

The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter is receiving a portion of all Smith Chevrolet‐Cadillac vehicle sales through July 31, 2014.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:02pm

Cox Communications has announced it will double the speeds for its most popular Cox High Speed Internet packages in Arkansas. Customers who subscribe to the company’s Preferred package will see their speeds increase from 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:00am

Cargill Meat Solutions said its Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms are the first major turkey brands to remove growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys across the independent farms they work with, without charging a premium price. 

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:39pm

The Poultry Federation has named Michael Kidd as its 2014 Industry Leader of Year. Kidd is the director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas,

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Denver-based TeleTech Holdings announced Thursday (July 17) it will open a call center in Jonesboro that will initially employ 150 but could expand up to 600 jobs. The center will be TeleTech’s second Arkansas operation following the recent opening of a 250-job center in Sherwood.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:41am

In an effort to boost flattening e-book sales Amazon announced its testing a e-book subscription service for under $10. The publishing house / retailer will offer Kindle users access to 600,000 e-books and thousands for audiobooks for $9.99 per month.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:07pm

An investor lawsuit against Hillshire Brands was filed this week by Shareholders Foundation Inc. The suit claims Hillshire executives breached their fiduciary duties by agreeing to sell the company to Tyson Foods, “too cheaply via an unfair process”

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:51pm

The retail battleground in Canada is fierce and Wal-Mart just announced another tactical play offering free shipping on all of its household items. The move is seen by analysts as a way for Wal-Mart to compete with Amazon’s subscription services.


Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:14pm

At Tuesday’s (July 15) meeting of the Sebastian County Quorum Court, the Court approved on a third vote by a tally of seven to six an ordinance that would have the county enter into a lease for golf carts at a cost of more than $32,000 per year.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:40pm

Three drivers for Van Buren-based USA Truck placed among the state's best at the 2014 Arkansas Trucking Championship July 11-12 in Rogers. The Little Rock-based Arkansas Trucking Association hosts this annual event.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:39pm

The Samaritan Community Center’s SnackPacks for Kids program received a $45,000 grant from Tyson Foods in Springdale, the second such donation in the past year.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:04pm

Sparks Health System is making an early release of approximately $13.5 million to be applied toward the opening of the proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:28pm

A meeting of the Central Business Improvement District on Tuesday (July 15) provided an update on potential street closures in the downtown area.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:09pm

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