Fidelity National Information Services appears poised to add 150 new jobs and invest $3 million at its campus in west Little Rock.
Talk Business Arkansas reports a resolution on the city of Little Rock board of directors agenda indicates that Jacksonville, Fla.-based Fidelity will seek to utilize the state’s Arkansas Tax Back program for a partial sales tax rebate on new technology equipment, HVAC, office equipment and work stations.
Arkansas crop yields are all over the map this year, with cotton harvests at an all time low and wheat registering as the second highest on record.
Brent Griffin, a county extension agent for Prairie County, says wheat is a world wide commodity and is affected by what goes on in the overseas market. He says local factors attributed to the high yield of 59 bushels this year.
A normally very large crop for the state, only 320,000 acres of cotton were planted this year, only half of what was planted in 2012.
The US Department of Defense says a Marine from Gentry has died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
The department said in a news release Tuesday that 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Benjamin Tuttle died Sunday at the military hospital where he was taken following a medical evacuation from the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz.
A cause of death was not release and the defense department says the death is still under investigation.
The Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus is organizing a vigil over the Trayvon Martin verdict.
The group says the event at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the state Capitol isn't a protest or rally. Instead, the caucus says the gathering is to encourage the end of "profiling and systemic disenfranchisement of African-American males."
Organizers ask people attending to bring flashlights and cell phones to provide a lighting effect.