The Delta Region has been awarded $6.2 million to fund projects to promote healthy living in the workplace.
The Delta Regional Authority and Health Resources Services Administration awarded the funds through their Delta States Rural Development Grant Program to multiple counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Authority Co-Chairman Christopher Masingill says a healthy workforce is vital to the strength of the Delta Region.
Mayflower residents pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. and a subsidiary want a federal court to let the lawsuit continue. ExxonMobil filed papers last month asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.
The company and its pipeline subsidiary say some plaintiffs cannot claim their property suffered a diminished value after a March oil spill along the Pegasus pipeline.
In a court filing Monday, plaintiff Ellen Burgess and others claimed it would be premature for the court to dismiss the lawsuit.
A 22 member legislative task force is crafting recommendations for a new Arkansas Veterans Home to replace one that closed down in Little Rock last November due to disrepair. Four cities were named as possible sites: Fort Smith, Russellville, Jacksonville and Benton. Little Rock was not on the list.
The group met at the Capitol Monday to review criteria such as size, location, and funding. Several members brought up assisting veterans who might not fall under existing funding structures.