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Tyson Foods has named Mikel Durham as a new board member which was made effective July 30.

Durham will be an independent director. She serves as the chief commercial officer of CSM Bakery Solutions, a private equity backed bakery supply company based in Atlanta.

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:10pm

A long-time area provider of free and affordable healthcare services has a new name as part of an expanded effort to offer medical services to a broader audience.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:34pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the hiring of Lee Rudofsky as the state’s solicitor general on Thursday. Rudofsky comes to the Attorney General’s Office from Wal-Mart where he has served as an assistant general counsel since 2014.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:21pm

Dr. Mohammad Al Madani has joined Sparks Health System and will work as an interventional cardiologist at the Cardiology Center at Sparks.

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:37pm

The Federal Highway Administration has accepted a recommendation by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to expand Interstate 30 to 10 lanes through downtown Little Rock, a project that includes the replacing of the I-30 Arkansas River Bridge, the AHTD announced in a press release W

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:58pm

Arkansas oil giant Murphy Oil Corp., now a pure play oil and gas explorer, saw its second quarter earnings fall deeper into the well as benchmark international crude prices on Tuesday fell to their lowest since the beginning of the year.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:48pm

Boeing on Wednesday (July 29) broke ground on a new 290,000 square-foot facility in Oklahoma City that will house 800 employees.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:32pm

The board of directors of ArcBest Corp. on Tuesday (July 28) declared a quarterly cash dividend of 6 cents per share to shareholders as of Aug. 11 and payable on Aug. 25.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 5:49pm

NASA has awarded two grants totaling nearly $245,000 to Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., a technology firm affiliated with the University of Arkansas.

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:05pm

America's Car-Mart Inc. has opened its 142nd dealership. The dealership is located in Albany, Ga., and it’s the seventh dealership in the peach state for the Bentonville-based used-car dealer. The Albany dealership will be managed by Josh Wolf.

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:12am

CEO Connection has included ArcBest President and CEO Judy McReynolds on its list of the top 25 women in the U.S. based on their ability to influence change, innovation and standards for excellence in companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion.

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 5:59pm

The Leadership Fort Smith program announced July 23 the 25 members of the 2016 class.

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:32pm

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced a quarterly cash dividend to its shareholders. The company’s board of directors approved 21 cents per common share of stock owned as of July 31. The dividend is payable Aug. 14.

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:31pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has acquired the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of its fast-growing e-commerce business in China, according to a release from the retail giant on Wednesday evening (July 23).

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:58pm

Dr. Justin Voris will join SouthPointe Family Practice located at 3808 South Gary St., near Southside High School, in August. As a primary care physician, Voris will help manage and maintain the health of his patients.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 7:51pm

Carl Albert State College in Poteau has received a five-year $2,116,410 million Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant begins Sept. 1, 2015 and ends Aug. 30, 2020 and will serve 285 CASC students at the Poteau and Sallisaw locations each year.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:06am

The U.S. Department of Education has granted Arkansas more than $2 million in funding for Arkansas Higher education through the federal Student Support Services Program.

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:58am

The board of Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas and Jim Medley issued a joint announcement on Tuesday saying that medley would retire from his post as the agency’s president and CEO.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:31pm

The University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing has received a federal grant of $1 million to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses. The program is aimed at helping meet the health and wellness needs of Arkansas’ medically underserved populations.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:26pm

Jaclyn Cochran has been named director of operations at Fayetteville Montessori School after returning to the school on June 1.

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:12pm

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