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BUILDING PERMITS

Subscriber onlyBuilding permits for the Little Rock metro area, projects valued at $75,000 or more: Continue reading...

OIL AND GAS REPORT

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 1 drilling permit, 0 well completions and 6 well recompletions. By county, they were: Continue reading...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Subscriber onlyPulaski County real estate transactions of $150,000 or more, deeds recorded 05/23/2016 through 05/27/2016: Continue reading...

BUSINESS AWARDS

Subscriber onlyJeffery Hamilton, vice president of engineering, Jerry Falleur, senior powder metallurgy engineer, and Suresh Shah, chief metallurgist, all at Cloyes Gear & Productions Inc., received an award of distinction in the automotive engine category of the 2016 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards Competition Continue reading...

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Subscriber onlyEagle Bank and Trust promoted Lee Welfel to president of Eagle Bank Mortgage. In addition, Stephen Griffin joined Eagle Bank Mortgage as vice president/mortgage originator. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyTomatoes struggling with fungal disease Heavy rainfall in the spring promoted the spread of a fungal disease in central Arkansas' tomato crops. Continue reading...

Harps to open 4 ex-Wal-Mart stores, including 2 in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyGRAVETTE -- Harps Food Stores Inc. will open four of the nine stores it acquired from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Arkansas and Missouri, beginning in August. Continue reading...

Creditor to hand Little Rock bank to U.S.

One Bank owes Hunt, Treasury

Subscriber onlyBHL Financing LLC, a Benton County firm owned by billionaire Johnelle Hunt, has agreed to transfer its interest in One Financial Corp., the parent company of One Bank & Trust Co. of Little Rock, to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, court documents indicate. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyTruck group's brief backs electronic log Continue reading...

Glenwood sawmill to reopen; investors’ $50M effort to create 136 jobs

Subscriber onlyCaddo River Forest Products will invest $50 million to reopen a Glenwood sawmill, a move expected to create 136 jobs in the Pike County town. Continue reading...

Six newspapers sue North Little Rock businessman John Rogers, cite archive misuse

Subscriber onlySix newspapers sue, cite archive misuse Owners of six California newspapers sued John Rogers on Wednesday, claiming that he agreed in 2014 to digitize the newspapers' photography archives but instead used some of the photos to repay multimillion-dollar debts. Continue reading...

In D.C., 7 defend catfish scrutiny

USDA best, say Crawford, others

Subscriber onlyU.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., and lawmakers from other catfish-farming states said they will fight to protect a new catfish inspection system that critics say is wasteful and unnecessary. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyGeorge's hires ex-Tyson executive Cole George's Inc. a Springdale poultry company, has hired a former Tyson Foods and Keystone Foods executive to fill the position of chief strategy and commercial officer, George's announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

Company to reopen Arkansas lumber mill, create 136 jobs

State and federal agencies announced plans Wednesday to invest more than $2 million to refurbish a defunct mill in Glenwood into a lumber facility that will provide 136 new jobs. Continue reading...

Little Rock's Rock Town Distillery plans for bigger digs

Subscriber onlyRock Town Distillery has submitted a transfer-of-location application to the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control administration and plans to build on a vacant lot at 1616 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock. Continue reading...