Some areas in north Arkansas lost residences, bridges, and electricity as a result of heavy rains and flooding Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Much of the damage is limited to Benton County where the County Judge has declared it a disaster area.
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Information Officer Tommy Jackson said multiple rescue efforts were needed.
“Those were around residences. There were some swift water, some successful swift water rescues, pulled off during the night and early morning in north Arkansas,” said Jackson.
Remington Arms Company has broken ground on a $32 million expansion of its ammunition plant in Arkansas that company officials say will add between 50 and 100 new employees.
Gov. Mike Beebe, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and company officials were on hand Thursday to mark the beginning of the expansion project, which is expected to be completed in June 2014. The plant currently employs about 1,300 workers.
Manufacturing defects accounting for the Mayflower pipeline rupture have also been named the cause of 12 seam failures that occurred during pressure tests prior to the pipeline's 2006 re-opening, reports show.
The Pegasus pipeline, constructed in 1948, was closed in 2002 to undergo construction for flow reversal. But according to recent documents issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), seam ruptures were spotted in several states during hydrotesting that took place before the pipeline's 2006 re-opening.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is celebrating the opening of the new art exhibit, “Shades of Greatness”, this Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30.
The traveling exhibit has over 30 original pieces of art inspired by the history of the Negro League. Both national and regional artists will be featured. Quantia Fletcher, the Assistant Director of the center says this exhibit is special to Arkansas.
Remington Arms Company is breaking ground on a $32 million expansion of its ammunition plant in Arkansas.
Gov. Mike Beebe, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and other officials were expected to be on hand Thursday for the expansion of the ammunition plant in Lonoke. Remington announced in May it would expand the facility, which was established in 1969.
The American Cancer Society is enrolling participants in Central Arkansas for a decades long study this week. This is the third major undertaking since the 1960s.
Greg Broy, a spokesman for the American Cancer Society, said one focus is on changing lifestyles.
“We understand people are sitting more in their jobs, people are more obese in their lives, and their diets have changed. What about people’s lifestyles, their diet, what they’re doing, may cause cancer?” said Broy.