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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Deal in place for George’s, Inc. to buy Ozark Mountain Poultry

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Big news that affects the local (and state) poultry industry: Talk Business & Politics is reporting that Springdale, Ark.-based George's, Inc., the nation's 11th largest poultry producer, is in talks to purchase Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP), based out of Rogers, Ark. OMP has facilities in...

WATCH: Maxfield Park — A White River Now Exclusive

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White River Now had an opportunity to visit with the vice president of Main Street Batesville and the man leading the Maxfield Park project, Danny Dozier. Dozier gave an exclusive tour and shared the rich history and unique intricacies of the up-and-coming city park. Maxfield...

Angel receives honor at national meeting

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Dr. Jeff Angel, orthopaedic surgeon at White River Medical Center, recently received the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Ambassador Award. He was recognized during the fall 2019 PSH National Meeting for his efforts and support in the PSH model. The PSH model is designed to meet the...

First Community expands trust and wealth management specialties

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First Community Bank has announced an expansion of the company's trust and wealth management divisions with three key promotions. According to a release from the bank, Brandon Brewer, senior vice president and regional trust manager, will assume command of First Community Bank’s trust department as...

Region 8 News: Mall at Turtle Creek losing Express; third store at the mall to close in two months

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The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro is losing another tenant. After the closing of two other stores at the mall within the past few months, Region 8 News is now reporting the Express location at Turtle Creek will close at the end of...

End of June brings more closings of Fred’s Discount Stores in Arkansas

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In April, Fred’s Discount Stores said the company would be closing some 159 stores nationwide by the end of May due to declining sales and timing of lease expirations. Information from Fred’s headquarters said an additional 105 “underperforming” locations would close or be liquidated by...

Wyatt chose as UACCB’s 2018 Outstanding Staff

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Debbie Wyatt strives to help students reach their full potential by overcoming barriers that may be hindering them from obtaining a college degree or certificate. Her student-centered mentality and dedication led to her being selected as the 2018 Outstanding Staff member at the University...

LISTEN: Intimidator COO speaks to Batesville Rotary about company’s progress

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In a speech to the Batesville Rotary Club today, Roger Wright, COO for Intimidator, Inc., gave a review of the company’s progress as it goes into its sixth year of full operations. The company had 15 acres to start when locating to the Independence County/Batesville...

Citizens Bank promotes Sandefur to new leadership role

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Jerrod Sandefur has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Citizens Bank, according to Micah Beard, north central Arkansas market president for Citizens Bank. Sandefur has extensive experience in banking and business, and he joined Citizens Bank in 2016 as a...

Walmart to test drone delivery in NW Arkansas with Zipline

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a company called Zipline to launch a drone delivery program early next year that will deliver select health and wellness products near the discounter's headquarters in Northwest Arkansas. Walmart said Monday that it plans to eventually...

Pastoral care an instrumental part of mission at WRMC

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White River Health System (WRHS) has announced Chad Graves, a local pastor with over 25 years of pastoral care experience, has been employed since January to enhance WRMC's pastoral care program. As pastoral care, Graves provides care to patients, families, and staff. He also helps...