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James Michael Hesterly, 50, of Camden, Ark., was sentenced on Thursday (Dec. 18) to 33 months in prison and one year of supervised release on one count of Bribery Concerning a Program Receiving Federal Funds.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:34pm

Graduation honors and rates with nursing and computer programs at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus have been announced, with Patricia LaRue of Alma named “Student of the Year” by her classmates in the nursing program.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:07pm

Veteran banker and civic leader, Rob Brothers, announced his pending retirement after five years as the Home Region Program Director at the Walton Family Foundation.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:03pm

Enrique Ostale was chosen by Wal-Mart to as its next CEO for Wal-Mart de Mexico. The retail giant made the announcement on Friday (Dec. 19).

Ostale served previously at the parent company as the top Walmex and Latin America exec. He will take over the new role on Jan. 1.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:38am

Michael Newcity, the chief financial officer at Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp., will take a new role of chief innovation officer and president of ArcBest Technologies beginning Jan. 1. David Cobb will step into the role of CFO.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:35am

Endeavor Foundation announced Thursday (Dec.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:14pm

Museum curators knew they had a winner on their hands early on with the State of the Art: Discovering American Art exhibit. Crystal Bridges reports more than 127,000 visitors have graced its doors to view the diverse works since first displayed Sept. 13.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:02pm

Wal-Mart announced Thursday (Dec. 18) that it will implement enhanced poultry safety measures for suppliers designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses.

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:42pm

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized by VHA Inc., a national healthcare network, for outstanding clinical performance.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:21pm

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism provided on Tuesday (Dec. 16) its list of Henry Award finalists, with Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith area connected to several of the potential winners.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:41pm

A slate of five chamber of commerce members has been selected to serve on the Springdale Chamber Board of Directors beginning Jan. 1. The five members in good standing who received the most votes are:
Rick Barrows - Multi-Craft Contractors

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:50pm

NorthWest Arkansas Community College will soon have another special topics course to add to its repertoire. The course, titled “Science Fiction as Literature,” will be instructed by Timothy McGinn and offered during the spring semester, which begins Jan. 12.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:29pm

Wachter Inc., a provider of electrical, data, communications, automation and other building systems to Wal-Mart Stores and other business, announced the expansion of its facility in Lowell.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:07pm

The new North Street Clinic on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Fayetteville said it will offer chronic disease management for type 2 diabetes. The clinic is open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:59pm

For the second straight year, a graduate of NorthWest Arkansas Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program received a perfect 800 score on the National Physical Therapy Assistant Examination.

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:41pm

A new leader has been selected to oversee the animal well-being efforts at Tyson Foods. Dr. Christine Daugherty has been named vice president-Animal Well-Being Programs and Technology, replacing Dr.

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:49pm

Arvest Bank promoted Dax Moreton to loan manager in the Prairie Grove market. He replaces Steve Purdy, who is retiring in January after serving as loan manager in Prairie Grove for 19 years.

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:54am

An ammonia leak at Tyson Foods Chick’n Quick plant in Rogers sent more than two dozen workers to area hospitals on Wednesday (Dec. 10).

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:20am

Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville announces a new robotics technology for knee and total hip replacement procedures, performed using a new, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:40pm

Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart continues to break ground on more dealerships in underserved markets.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:11pm


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