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3 face charges in beating of deer

In video, Georgia man hammers hurt animal with textbook

Subscriber onlyA Feb. 16 court date has been set in Stuttgart District Court for three Georgia men facing charges stemming from an investigation into a video that showed a live deer being beaten repeatedly in the head with a heavy textbook in the back seat of a car as it traveled on U.S. 165 near Stuttgart. Continue reading...

Arkansas educator arrested; police say nude images sent to boy, 15

Subscriber onlyA Booneville woman faces a felony charge of computer child pornography after exchanging nude photos with a minor, according to court documents. Continue reading...

Downtown Little Rock program joins state network

Main Street Arkansas to aid revitalization, director says

Subscriber onlyThe Downtown Little Rock Partnership was added to the Main Street Arkansas downtown revitalization network Wednesday, a move that is intended to provide counsel and design help to further dress up an area already on the rise. Continue reading...

Voters to decide schools’ funding

De Queen, White Hall seek tax rise for building projects

Subscriber onlyResidents in the De Queen and White Hall school districts will decide Tuesday in special elections whether to raise millage rates to help fund construction projects on their high school campuses. Continue reading...

Central North Little Rock attracting projects

High school expansion prompting business makeovers

Commercial activity in the vicinity of Main Street and Pershing Boulevard in North Little Rock is on the rise, in part because of the ongoing expansion of North Little Rock High School -- which will eventually be one of the largest high schools in the state. Continue reading...

Chef Shuttle goes franchise route

Meal delivery firm aims beyond Arkansas, Memphis

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock-based Chef Shuttle, a restaurant-meal delivery service that has duplicated its success in the Memphis and Northwest Arkansas markets, is ready to start selling franchises, co-owner Ryan Herget said last week. Continue reading...

Housing to sprout on acres by mall

600 apartments set for NW tract

Subscriber onlyTwo apartment projects are going up in Fayetteville's Steele Crossing development, bringing 600 new dwellings close to the longtime home of Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, a 16-screen Malco theater and several chain restaurants just south of the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Continue reading...

Monticello developer plans 100-room hotel on Sixth Street in Little Rock

Subscriber onlyMonticello-based hotel development group Vibrant Hospitality LLC has plans to erect a 100-room hotel at 219 E. Sixth St., on a parking lot at the corner of East Sixth and Cumberland streets in downtown Little Rock. Continue reading...

Fuel station in plans, Murphy USA to demolish North Little Rock hotel

Subscriber onlyThe Budgetel Inn & Suites, formerly the North Little Rock Holidome Holiday Inn, was sold earlier this month to Murphy USA, which plans to raze the hotel and build one of its mega gas stations on the 2.8-acre spot, a principal from Colliers International-Arkansas said. Continue reading...

Tech park: November entry in sight

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Technology Park could be ready to sign tenants as early as November in the six-story Exchange Bank Annex building at 417 Main St., tech park authority board Executive Director Brent Birch said at the governing board's monthly meeting Wednesday. Continue reading...

Little Rock firm opening NW unit in realty

Moses Tucker seeks new office

Subscriber onlyMoses Tucker Real Estate Inc., a Little Rock real estate and development firm known largely as the catalyst for redevelopment of the city's River Market District, is opening an office in Northwest Arkansas, the company's president, Chris Moses, said Monday. Continue reading...

East Little Rock is calling developers

Bowling alley, offices, beer hall, winery among ’16 projects

The makeover of an industrial area east of downtown Little Rock will continue this year and new businesses are planned for Main Street and Capitol Avenue. The changes are a sign that even more projects are coming, downtown promoters say. Continue reading...

Unseasonable temperatures can't dash mood at this bash

Subscriber onlyThe rock outdoor fireplace, while decorative and functional, was lighted for looks when Eric McDaniel and Dr. Chad Rodgers hosted their annual In-Between party the night of Dec. 26. Temperatures hovering in the 70s enticed the hosts and several guests to wear summer shorts in and around their Palm Street home -- a rarity for this time of year in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Silvek's founder says bakery for sale

Subscriber onlySilvek Pupkowski gets a little choked up when talking about leaving his namesake bakery in the Kroger store in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood. Continue reading...

Little Rock's Quapaw Quarter out to define itself

Area starting with neighborhood banners

Subscriber onlyResidents and visitors in certain areas of Little Rock's expansive Quapaw Quarter will begin to see banners and markers in January designating the historic area and a few of its 14 individual neighborhoods. Continue reading...

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