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Chef's Thai food spices things up in southeast Arkansas and beyond

He, his tiny eatery find a home in region partial to steak

Subscriber onlyThe hot day at the 2011 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival in Warren didn't start with much promise for Chaiporn "Paul" Phurisri and his Tiny Thai Trailer. Continue reading...

Automation, dearth of drivers hot topics at trucker gathering

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- The irony surrounding the subjects of back-to-back presentations couldn't have been lost on some 200 truckers and trucking company executives Thursday during the second day of the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual meeting. Continue reading...

Arkansan inventor's Roboglasses shaping up as tool to help the blind avoid obstacles

Subscriber onlyMAGNOLIA -- Since Brandon Foshee lost his sight 15 years ago while in college, little has changed to help the blind find their way in a world built for the sighted. He's trying to do something about it. Continue reading...

As 70th anniversary of fast-food chain approaches, Arkansas town has only survivor

Eatery chain once had 52 sites; El Dorado has only survivor

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to the history of Arkansas-based fast food, Linda McGoogan is king of the grill, owner of the last Minute Man standing. Continue reading...

Murphy Oil profit soars in quarter

Subscriber onlyMurphy Oil Corp. reported a profit of $168.2 million, or 96 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2018, the El Dorado company said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Magnolia, Amfuel tethered; CEO says ‘we’re here to stay’

Subscriber onlyMAGNOLIA — This city in Columbia County and one of its most storied employers just can’t quit each other. Continue reading...

AG warns dicamba ban active

Subscriber onlyThe state's ban on dicamba remains in effect, the attorney general's office said Friday in an effort to clarify who, if anyone, can apply the herbicide and where. Continue reading...

2 key dicamba-ban voters lose seats on state Plant Board

Subscriber onlyTwo members of the state Plant Board who were instrumental in this summer's ban on the in-crop use of dicamba said Tuesday that they won't be reappointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to new two-year terms. Continue reading...

85 tracts in Arkansas ID’d for benefits; program invites new investments

Subscriber onlyEighty-five census tracts across 49 Arkansas counties have been identified by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as possible “opportunity zones” where investors in those areas can have their taxes on capital gains deferred or even eliminated. Continue reading...

Arkansas co-op's closing answers a prayer

Farms fade, church buys Warren site

Subscriber onlyA farmers cooperative in Bradley County is in the final steps of being dissolved, just three months shy of its 70th birthday. Continue reading...

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