Downtown Rundown:

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:27

Locals here talk a great deal about “sense of place” and “place making” and “quality of life” here in Conway. Sometimes it’s difficult to define what those terms mean.

Tyson adopting video checks, animal rights groups want more

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:59

PLUMERVILLE — Tyson Foods on Wednesday unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group that routinely distributes videos of disturbing practices of agricultural abuses said monitoring slaughterhouses won’t stop other cruelty that exists within the poultry industry.

Bike shop in Donaghey Hall now open

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:55

Trek Bicycle Store in Conway is finally open.

Downtown Conway Improvement Grant given to five businesses

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:43

Five local business owners recently received grants to help with interior and exterior renovations to their downtown locations.

Farmers decry Trump plans to cut agriculture subsidies

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 19:14

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farm groups and some members of Congress from farm states are decrying proposed cuts to crop insurance and other safety net programs for farmers included in President Donald Trump’s budget.

Arkansas revenue off from 2016, but hits new budget target

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:44

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ revenue in May was less than last year but under a new forecast adopted last month money available for the state to spend is 1.2 percent above expectations, the state Department of Finance and Administration said.

Walmart touts investment in people, technology as advantages

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:37

FAYETTEVILLE — Walmart CEO Doug McMillon touted the company’s investments in people and technology, but also said the company may have reached an employment peak and urged employees not to be afraid of automation.

Oklahoma budget crisis spurs battle among oilmen

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:46

OKLAHOMA CITY — An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state’s worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry for not paying more taxes.

Acxiom CEO to present at Stephens 2017 Spring Investment Conference

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:38

Acxiom (Nasdaq:ACXM), the data foundation for the world’s best marketers, announced Tuesday that Acxiom CEO Scott Howe will present at the Stephens 2017 Spring Investment Conference at 10 a.m. June 6.

Ellis joins Rowlett Realty

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 18:15

Rowlett Realty in Greenbrier is pleased to announce Andrew Ellis as a new Sales Associate. Andrew graduated from Greenbrier High School in 2006, and attended Arkansas Tech University.