Author - Caleb Talley

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The Banker Behind Arvest

Jim Cargill, President/CEO of Arvest in Central Arkansas Arvest Bank • 501-379-7700 • arvest.com Jim Cargill, Arvest Bank’s Central Arkansas president and CEO, has banking in his blood. And the fourth-generation banker brings that level of experience to work with him every day. Though he...

Opinion Politics

Mourning the death of fiscal conservatism

by Caleb Talley  I’m curious: Where the heck did all the fiscal conservatives go? Are there any left, or is fiscal conservatism, as we know it, dead? In 2010, an energetic newly-elected congressman told reporter emphatically, “the priority is spending; the size of the government is really what...

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The Banker Behind FAB&T

Mark Wilson Chief Operating Officer (COO), & Larry Wilson, Chairman, President & CEO of FAB&T First Arkansas Bank and Trust • 800-982-4511 • fabandt.com Banking is a family affair for Larry Wilson, president and CEO of First Arkansas Bank & Trust, and son Mark, senior vice...

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Arkansas Voters Fill District 83 Seat

Republican primary voters elected a new state representative on Tuesday and nominated a new state senator to send to the General Assembly. J. Donald Ragland defeated Timmy Reid with 54 percent of the vote – 1,279 to Reid’s 1,091 – to win the District 83 seat in the state House of...

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Mike Preston is Marketing Arkansas

by Caleb Talley Mike Preston is the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the state agency tasked with creating economic opportunity for the state. The Florida native joined the AEDC in 2015, shortly after Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s election to office. Together, they have...

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Several Non-Budget Resolutions Filed on Monday

by Caleb Talley Monday was the first day of the fiscal session of the 91st General Assembly. But it was the last day lawmakers could file resolutions for non-appropriation bills. In a fiscal session, the state legislature is prohibited from taking up matters not pertaining to the budget, unless...

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State of the State

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday delivered his State of the State address to the 91st General Assembly. The speech came ahead of the fiscal session at the Arkansas State Capitol. In his speech, Hutchinson outlined successes since taking office in 2015, while also laying out his proposed budget for...

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The toll road to public service

by Caleb Talley Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: it’s an election year. Though it’s only February, we’re practically full swing, with a special election primary taking place next week. And if you haven’t yet noticed, candidates are stepping out, left and right, announcing their...

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Rick Riley Leads Entergy Arkansas into the Future

Rick Riley’s fascination with electricity began at a very young age. “It all started when I was about four years old,” the CEO of Entergy Arkansas says from inside his office, atop Simmons Tower in downtown Little Rock. “We had this Christmas tree, with all the lights around it. There was a...