Author - Jeremy Peppas

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What the Trader Joe’s Store Means for Little Rock

by Jeremy Peppas The Little Rock location of Trader Joe’s, the California-based grocery store chain, will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the former Toys-R-Us location in west Little Rock. The ribbon-cutting for store No. 756 will be at 8:55 a.m. and expect a crowd as Trader Joe’s has a...

Magazine October 2019

Pope County Casino Plans Mired in Legal Woes

by Jeremy Peppas A proposed casino in Pope County has caught the attention of Gov. Asa Hutchinson and lawyers, lots of them, as local political leaders maneuver to bring gambling to the Arkansas River Valley. The first step was Aug. 13 when the quorum court voted to allow Legends Resort and Casino...

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Fort Smith Attorney Makes Jump Into Presidential Race

by Jeremy Peppas Fort Smith attorney Mosie Boyd isn’t the first Arkansas to run for president, but she became the latest when she announced her run on Aug. 14. Boyd, a native Californian, first moved to Arkansas for law school in Little Rock in 2005. She made the move west to Van Buren in 2008...

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Armstrong Shifts from Politics to Cannabis Industry

Eddie Armstrong served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017, as Minority Leader his final two years in office. A rising star in the political world, Armstrong’s name was attached to plenty of future campaigns, from running for mayor of North Little Rock, his hometown, to...