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Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named members to the Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force as directed by the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2015, or Act 895, of the regular session.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 4:48pm

ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of Fort Smith-based ArcBest, was recently recognized for the first time by Transport Topics on the Top Brokerage Firms of 2015 list.

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:51am

Havenwood announced Debbie Martin as its new executive director. Having lived in Northwest Arkansas for more than 25 years, Martin brings business, nonprofit and organizational development experience to Havenwood.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:09pm

Main Street Siloam Springs said it will open its outdoor Siloam Springs Farmers Market on Tuesday, April 28 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market will also be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning May 2.  Tuesday.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:47pm

John Brown University English Education senior, Sarah Hubbard, was selected to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Turkey for the 2015-16 academic year.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:59pm

The Threefold Advocate, the student newspaper at John Brown University, was recently named the Newspaper of the Year.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:57pm

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has named Little Rock-based CJRW a Webby Award Honoree for the development and design of Riceland Foods’ new website. The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:44pm

Traci Sowersby has been named vice president-controller and chief accounting officer for Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corporation, with her first day set for April 27.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:51am

The Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Giving Recognition in Tourism (GRIT) Award recipients were announced Thursday (April 23), with the Robert Westphal Family capturing the Polly Crews Hospitality Person of the Year.

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:41am

Mercy Clinic Northwest Arkansas and Community Clinic got a funding boost from the Endeavor Foundation on Wednesday (April 22)  totaling $996,000 to further their work for low cost and accessible health care across Benton and Washington counties.

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:55am

There is no substitute for having a safe city and a recent gang resurgence in Springdale has prompted Mayor Doug Sprouse to put more officers in schools and the neighborhoods.

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:04pm

Tupelo, Miss.-based BancorpSouth reported Monday (April 20) that first quarter net income reached $32.2 million, up 13.3% compared to the 28.4 million in the first quarter of 2014. The earnings of 33 cents per share was on target with the consensus of analyst estimates.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:00pm

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday (April 20) stating that the 2,200 employees recently laid off at five Wal-Mart Stores were subject of “retaliation for their labor activism.”

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:22pm

Mac & Cheese giant Kraft Foods plans to remove artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its “Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner” product by January 2016.

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:43pm

Matthew Waller was named interim dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and will assume the duties of dean Eli Jones who is leaving the UA to return to his alma mater — Texas A&M.

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:35am

University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart and his wife Jane, announced plans to make a $1 million donation to the college’s upcoming campaign efforts.

The campaign, known as Campaign Arkansas, is still in the organizational phase and will become public at a later date.

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:24am

Mike Duke, the former CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has joined the global consumer and retail group of private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

He will began work at Carlyle this month, according to a release from the Washington, D.C.-based company.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:26pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College President Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson announced a restructuring of her administrative team, effective immediately. 

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:32pm

Students and officials at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith held a groundbreaking Wednesday (April 15) for the new Recreation and Wellness Center.

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:54pm

More than three dozen employers and training providers plan to take part in the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce annual job expo slated for Friday (April 24). The event will take place between noon and 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Hill Inn located at 1325 N. Palak Drive, Fayetteville.

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:21pm

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