A closed factory that once had the promise of employing more than 700 people in Jonesboro is to be sold.
Officials won't identify the buyer of the Nordex USA site, which made wind turbines until it shuttered last year. The sale of the $40 million plant is to become official Thursday.
Nordex attorney Anne S. Parker of Little Rock said she isn't allowed to discuss the buyer. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin says he was told a large, publicly traded company wants to buy the site but says he wasn't told the name.
The ultimate biker song could serve as a marketing campaign for a new push from state tourism officials, reports Talk Business & Politics.
In the last two years, Arkansas has begun marketing its scenic highways to motorcyclists who are far from the drifter image painted in cult classic films like “Easy Rider.” We’re not talking Hell’s Angels, says Arkansas Tourism director Joe David Rice.
Election officials say turnout is light around the state as early voting begins for a primary runoff highlighted by an increasingly bitter fight for the Republican attorney general nomination.
Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said 3,708 voters had cast a ballot by mid-afternoon Tuesday, the first day of early voting for the June 10 primary runoff. Martin's office has predicted only 3 or 4 percent of the state's 1.6 million registered voters will cast a ballot in the runoff.
Leslie Rutledge is reporting raising more than twice the amount rival David Sterling has in the final days of their bid for the Republican attorney general nomination. But she's reporting having far less in the bank ahead of next weeks' runoff election.
Rutledge on Tuesday reported raising nearly $59,000 between May 21 and May 31, compared to the $24,750 Sterling reported during the same period. The two Little Rock lawyers are facing off in the June 10 Republican primary runoff for Arkansas attorney general.
The owner of the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs has been given 60 days to clean up the rubble left over from a fire that destroyed a large part of hotel complex in February.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality sent a letter Monday to Garrison Hassenflu, who owns the corporation that owns the Majestic property. The letter also says Hassenflu must submit a plan within 10 days detailing a removal plan for the debris at the Majestic site.
Former President Bill Clinton says libraries and other sites around the country honoring the nation's past commanders in chief give Americans the context to understand how past debates affect current political fights.
Speaking at a conference focusing on presidential historic sites, Clinton said Tuesday that teaching the public about the history surrounding former presidents' decisions helps guide them about issues facing the country now.