Community health centers around Arkansas say the state's plan to use federal money to purchase private insurance for low-income residents includes a provision that would cut the amount of money they receive in reimbursements for their services.
Officials from several community health centers around the state on Tuesday asked the Arkansas Department of Human Services to drop a proposal to change the way the reimbursements to the centers are calculated.
The Saline County sheriff apologized to residents after being charged during the weekend on a complaint of public intoxication and refusal to submit to arrest.
Sheriff Bruce Pennington said Monday he had a couple of drinks on an empty stomach after working in his yard all day Saturday.
Police said they responded to a report of a "very intoxicated individual" who was getting into a vehicle outside a restaurant Saturday night, but Pennington said at a news conference he went to his car to send a text-message to a friend to seek a ride.
Tenacity and perseverance are two traits that successful entrepreneurs usually have in spades. Home Bancshares chairman John Allison certainly does and his bank’s acquisition last week of Jonesboro-based Liberty Bancshares for $280 million proves the point.