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July, 2019

  • 17 July

    Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced on Wednesday the following appointments: Dr. Rosilee Russell, Fort Smith, to the Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children. Appointment expires July 20, 2021. Reappointment. Caleb Plyler, Hope, to the Arkansas Beef Council. Appointment expires March 30, 2022. Reappointment. Velvet Medlock, Greenwood, to the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy. ...

  • 17 July

    Arkansas House of Representatives Report Concerning DHS

    Submitted (LITTLE ROCK)  The number of Arkansas children in foster care has fallen by more than 700 since reaching an all-time high in 2016.  That information was part of an annual report presented a legislative committee this week. On Tuesday, the Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) presented its annual Family Preservation Report to the ...

  • 17 July

    1 in 10 ATV Injuries Admitted to ER Require Hospital Stays

    Summer months bring summer fun: biking, surfing, ATVs, and more. To prepare for the summer months ahead, my team analyzed data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to determine the most dangerous and safest recreational activities. For this study, we analyzed ER injuries from recreational motorized and non-motorized vehicles– here’s what we learned: • Summer months bring the largest amount of visitors to the ...

  • 17 July

    Arvest Bank Hits $1 Billion Mortgage Mark for 17th Straight Year

    (FAYETTEVILLE)  Arvest Bank announced Wednesday that its mortgage division has originated more than $1 billion in mortgage loans for the 17th year in a row. That includes both purchase-money and refinance loans. This is the earliest the bank has reached the $1 billion mark since 2013. Arvest reached the $1 billion mark 11 days sooner than it did last year. ...

  • 17 July

    Remaining Arkansas Fred’s Stores Scheduled For Closing

    (MEMPHIS)  The last sixteen Fred’s Discount Stores in Arkansas are in the final stages of becoming finally closed. The struggling Memphis, Tennessee discount retailer has shutdown all of its general-merchandising stores in Arkansas. The stores were among the 129 closings announced Friday. When the dust settles, the 72-year-old chain will have 80 stores, all clustered around its distribution center in ...

  • 17 July

    Internet Retailers To Start Collecting Sales Tax

    (LITTLE ROCK)  Internet retailers with no in-state physical presence will be required to collect Arkansas sales and use taxes on purchases, thanks to a new state law that took effect July 1st. Act 822 also will require marketplace facilitators, such as Amazon and eBay, to collect and remit the applicable Arkansas taxes on all sales conducted through the marketplace. State ...

  • 17 July

    No Open Toe or Open Heel Shoes at One Arkansas District

    (JACKSONVILLE)  The Jacksonville  – North Pulaski School District has recently adjusted their dress code that has irked some. The new dress code is to be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year. According to the school district’s Facebook page, students in the 6th through the 12th Grades, will no longer be allowed to wear open toe or open heel shoes, like ...

  • 17 July

    UA – Rich Mountain To Add Choir Program

    (MENA)  The ever-growing campus of the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain has announced that the school will be adding Choir to its vast list of offerings beginning in the Fall 2019 session.

  • 17 July

    Weddle Graduates from UA – Little Rock

    (LITTLE ROCK)   Charlotte Weddle of Mena, graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock during the Spring 2019 semester. Weddle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. UA Little Rock honored the Spring 2019 graduates during a May 11 ceremony at the Jack Stephens Center. More than 1,360 degrees and certificates were awarded for the semester. With ...

  • 17 July

    Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Raises $98.4 Million for Scholarships

    (LITTLE ROCK)  The 10-year-old Arkansas Scholarship Lottery raised $98.4 million for college scholarships in the fiscal year that ended June 30, eclipsing the previous record set in its second full fiscal year of operations, the lottery reported Wednesday. The record for net proceeds was $97.5 million in fiscal 2012. Total revenue of $516.2 million in fiscal 2019 also set a ...