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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

General Mills announced plans to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur brands of canned and frozen vegetables to B&G Foods for an estimated $765 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015 and is subject to customary regulatory approval.

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

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

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

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

Victoria Giles has joined Western Arkansas Ballet as the new dance instructor and will teach tap levels I-III and beginning and intermediate hip hop. In addition, she will offer an 8-week session of musical theatre for ages 6-10 beginning Sept.

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:26am

The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $8.5 million to 13 Arkansas airports for upgrades and expansions. The individual grants range from $3.498 million at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to $38,000 for the Hot Springs airport.

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:14am

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

Startup Junkie Consulting has selected the applicants for its 2.7.0. mentorship-driven accelerator program which is designed to help entrepreneurs advance their companies in the food, retail and supply chain industries.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 8:51pm

Food Network celebrity Ree Drummond, also known for her popular Pioneer Woman blog, is launching a new line of houseware products at Wal-Mart.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 2:11pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., said Wednesday (Aug. 26) that it would stop selling the AR-15 and some other semi-automatic rifles.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:45pm

Hendrix College has received a $26 million gift from the estate of Mary Ann Dawkins of Little Rock.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:48pm

Tyson Foods filed its opening brief with the Supreme Court who is hearing the meat giant’s challenge to lower-court rulings that awarded a $5.8 million class-action payout for 3,300 employees at an Iowa pork plant.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:33pm

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital has joined with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to provide emergency care for stroke patients in the region.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:43am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will host a memorial exhibit from Sept. 8-11 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks.

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:40am

The World Trade Center of Arkansas in Rogers received its third round of grant funding from the State Trade Export Program (STEP). This year's award totaled $207,535.

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 8:17pm


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