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Gov. Hutchinson planning Cuba trade trip

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be joining a group of Arkansas agricultural business interests on a trade trip to Cuba later this month.The delegation is being led by the Rogers-based World Trade Center Arkansas and is expected to include representatives from Tyson Foods, Riceland Foods and other in-state agri-related businesses. The dates of the trip are Sept. 28-30.

09/03/2015 11:18 AM

Poet Jo McDougall to Open Lecture-Concert Series, Sept. 10

Poet Jo McDougall will open the 2015-16 Lecture-Concert Series at Arkansas State University Thursday, Sept. 10. Titled "People, Places, Stories: Jo McDougall Reads from Her Collected Poems," her presentation begins at 7 p.m. in room 1028 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.

09/03/2015 9:00 AM

Jonesboro Economic Development Commission launches 5-year economic development plan

The Jonesboro Economic Development Commission is launching a strategic plan with the goal of bringing more jobs to the region.  Over two-thousand residents participated in surveys and focus groups as part of a five-month study conducted by Avalanche Consulting, Inc. of Austin, Texas.  President and CEO of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Mark Young tells why this was necessary.“We are excited about the plan.  As we move forward, it is important for us to have a plan in place as we continue to grow this plan from an economic standpoint.”

09/02/2015 12:25 PM

September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month.  The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is joining food banks across the nation in a month-long initiative called “Spoontember”.  Mary Beasley is with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.

09/02/2015 8:11 AM

Jonesboro City Council to decide on proposed sales tax, student housing soon

A proposed 20 million dollar student housing complex that would be located on East Johnson Avenue near Arkansas State University is getting further consideration by the Jonesboro City Council.  Representatives from Zimmer Development Company said they plan to place several buildings on 15 acres of land on East Johnson Avenue. The new development would be called University Woods and would be built in two phases.

09/02/2015 6:35 AM

A-State's nursing program named to Top 10 list

The nursing program at Arkansas State University has been selected as one of the top 10 collegiate programs in the eastern region of the United States and the highest ranked program in Arkansas, NurseJournal.org has announced. Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was recently notified of the award.

09/01/2015 11:40 AM

New Education Renewal Zone Director Appointed at A-State

The new director of the Education Renewal Zone at Arkansas State University is focused on preparations for an event this week involving the Every Child is Ours organization. Jill Clogston has been busy during her first few weeks getting the ERZ priorities solidified for the new school year.

09/01/2015 8:30 AM

Anderson: "We are ready for USC"

Head Coach of Arkansas State University says USC's Trojans will present a great challenge for his Red Wolves, but it will also present a great opportunity this Saturday night.  You can hear the entire press conference featuring Coach Anderson by clicking the Listen button.

09/01/2015 5:12 AM

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09/01/2015 12:00 AM

Arkansas' Congressional Delegation announces funding for area airports

Courtesy of Arkansas' Congressional Delegation:U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman today announced that 13 Arkansas airports will receive $8.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions."Airports are important to growth and development in Arkansas communities.  Investments to our infrastructure will better serve the economic needs of our state and facilitate commerce and job creation,” members said.

08/31/2015 1:17 PM

New Executive Director named for Arkansas Democrats

From our content partner Talk Business & Politics:The Democratic Party of Arkansas named Ted Dick as its new executive director, replacing long-time current ED Candace Martin, who is moving out of state.Dick has served as executive director of the Montana Democratic Party and he headed the Olympia, Washington-based Senate Democratic Campaign Committee.

08/31/2015 10:50 AM

Construction could start this fall on Jonesboro hotel and conference center

Financing has been approved for Jonesboro to land a hotel and convention center.  The City of Jonesboro announced in a press release the Keller Family of Effingham, Illinois, has secured funding of the multi-million dollar project, which would be located at the site of the former Arkansas Department of Human Services building on Highway 63.  Plans are for a 152-room Hyatt Place Hotel and Conference Center to be constructed.  Ground work could start in as little as 30 days.  First Community Bank is reportedly financing the project.  Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin says

08/31/2015 6:32 AM

A-State track alum Sharika Nelvis finishes 8th in World Championships

Arkansas State track and field alum Sharika Nelvis was one of two Americans to qualify for the final of the 100-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships on Friday at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing.Nelvis, who finishes second in 12.56 seconds in the semifinal earlier Friday, stumbled over the final hurdle and crossed the line eighth in 13.01 seconds.

08/28/2015 9:57 AM

Jacksonport State Park to celebrate 50th birthday

A 50th birthday celebration takes place tomorrow at Jacksonport State Park near Newport.  Superintendent of Jacksonport State Park is Mark Ballard.

08/28/2015 8:17 AM