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Governor’s Address: The Highway Funding Plan

I want to discuss the details of the $300 million highway funding plan that I presented this week that is necessary to repair and maintain Arkansas’s existing highways and bridges and to expand our roadways as the state grows. According to Arkansas Department of Transportation, the department...

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Payless Filing for Bankruptcy, May Close All Stores

A long-time shoe retailer is in danger of shuttering the majority or even all of its stores in the wake of an upcoming bankruptcy. According to CNBC, Payless Inc. is planning to shut down all of its roughly 2,700 stores after it files for its second bankruptcy later this month. This will be the...

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Mayor Scott in Talks with Topgolf for New Location

Topgolf may be eyeing a new location in Arkansas – this time in Little Rock. Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. appeared on KARK Channel 4 to talk about making progress in his search for the city’s next police chief when the discussion of the entertainment company came up. According to Scott, he...

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Tom Blackmon, Arkansas Business Leader, Passes Away

Tom Blackmon, a leader in Arkansas’ business community, passed away February 11, 2019. In 1938, Tom’s father Eddie started Blackmon Auctions. Tom took over Blackmon Auctions in 1965 and expanded the business from a seasonal to full-time business. He concentrated on selling farm equipment and...