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  • China Lifts Ban On U.S. Poultry Imports

    ARKANSAS (TB&P) — China has announced it will resume poultry imports from the U.S. after a nearly five-year ban. The stoppage originally occurred in January 2015 due to an outbreak of avian influenza, which led to a Chinese ban on all U.S. poultry and eggs. China is dealing with a serious shortage of protein, in part due to a fatal hog disease that crippled its domestic pork industry. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said lifting the poultry ban would be […]

  • Harps Food Stores Launches Grocery Pickup Service

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (TB&P) — Springdale-based Harps Food Stores Inc. announced Tuesday (Nov. 12) that grocery pickup will be available via Instacart at select locations throughout the four-state area. The two companies have partnered to bring grocery delivery to more than 50 markets during the past year. In a news release, Harps said it will roll out the pickup service over the coming months. Harps has more than 90 locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Instacart has partnered with more than 300 […]

  • Mercy Set To Open $133 Million Hospital Expansion In Rogers

    (TB&P) –It’s been more than four years in the making, but Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers is set to unveil its new seven-story patient tower and health services expansion on Monday (Nov. 11). The 190,000-square-foot expansion cost $133 million. That’s roughly $15 million over budget and some 90 days behind schedule, due largely to some additional changes and additions to the original plan. Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, said the overall buildout went smoothly. […]

  • Chad Morris Fired After Loss To Hilltoppers, Triggers $10 Million Buyout

    (TB&P) — After winning just four games in two seasons and failing to win against a Southeastern Conference foe, Chad Morris has been fired as the head Razorback football coach. University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek made the announcement Sunday following a blowout loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, a Conference USA team. The Razorbacks were favored by 1.5 points going into Saturday, but Hilltopper quarterback Ty Storey – a native of Charleston, Ark., who was a starter last […]

  • Most Arkansans Support Background Check For Gun Sales; Trump Approval Rating Rises

    ARKANSAS (TB&P) — The economy remains the top issue among Arkansans, with support for anti-abortion laws and the death penalty waning, according to the 2019 The Arkansas Poll which was published Wednesday (Nov. 6). Polling also showed that most Arkansans support gun licensing, background checks for gun purchases, hiring of more border agents and construction of a border wall. The Arkansas Poll, designed and analyzed by Janine Parry, professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, is one of […]

  • Fishing, Outdoor Legend Jerry McKinnis Dies

    (TB&P) –Fishing legend Jerry McKinnis, former B.A.S.S. co-owner and founder of JM Associates, died Sunday morning (Nov. 3), according to a report from He was 82 years old and had recently developed an infection that left him hospitalized. McKinnis produced a long-running decades-long series of fishing and outdoor programming that included shows for ESPN, including “The Fishin’ Hole.”   According to McKinnis, along with Don Logan and Jim Copeland, purchased B.A.S.S. from ESPN in 2010, and then sold controlling […]

  • Caraway Native Nick Bacon Remembered For Bravery In Vietnam

    (TB&P) — Caraway native Nick Bacon was fascinated by his uncle’s tales from World War II. Those tales and his father contracting polio inspired Bacon to quit school after the ninth grade and forge his mother’s signature so he could join the Army at the tender age of 17. Little did he know that someday he would stand at the White House as President Richard Nixon gave him the Medal of Honor, and he would go down as the most […]

  • Starbucks Seeking Approval For Third Bentonville Store

    (TB&P) –Starbucks is seeking approval for a new company-owned store in Benton County near the Bentonville/Bella Vista border. The coffee chain’s proposed 2,100-square-foot store, at 3811 U.S. Highway 71, will be considered by the Bentonville Planning Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday (Nov. 5). The site is at the intersection of Peach Orchard Road, just north of a McDonald’s restaurant. Real estate firm Haag Brown Commercial in Jonesboro is the project developer. Josh Brown, a principal of the company, said […]

  • Coffee Shop Opens In Bentonville Public Library

    (TB&P) — Coffee shop 211 Café recently opened inside of Bentonville Public Library at 405 S. Main St., three blocks south of the downtown Bentonville square. Guatemala natives Mauricio and Norma Guerrero are the owners. 211 Café features pour overs such as AeroPress, V60, Chemex and French press. “Coffee is the dream,” Mauricio Guerrero said. “Coffee is more than a drink. It is an icebreaker.” He brought his love of coffee to Bentonville five years ago. He explained that coffee […]

  • Work Approved To Begin Repairing Flood Damage At The Port Of Fort Smith

    (TB&P) –The Fort Smith Port Authority has agreed to take steps to get the Port of Fort Smith back in condition to open for business. The authority signed a contract with Studio 6 Architects to render professional architectural and engineering design services to rebuild two buildings, parking and a truck scale at the Port of Fort Smith. The facilities were damaged during record flooding of the Arkansas River in May. The contract, approved during the authority’s Thursday (Oct. 31) meeting, […]

  • The People’s ‘Shark’ Lands In Jonesboro

    (TB&P)– Daymond John had unforeseen problems with his startup clothing business, FUBU. He’d been able to hustle up to $300,000 worth of orders at a trade show in Las Vegas, but when he returned to his New York area home he came to a sudden realization – he had to make $300,000 worth of clothes and he didn’t have the money to make his products. He went to 27 banks and every single one of them turned him down for […]

  • Blytheville, Fort Smith First Two Stops For Arkansas Scenic Tourism Photo Exhibit

    ARKANSAS (TB&P) — Arkansas’ natural beauty will be showcased in a traveling exhibit produced by Arkansas Tourism. The Ritz Theater in Blytheville will be the first location to host “Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes.” An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5, and past and present photographers for Arkansas Tourism will be on hand to discuss their works and works of others with Arkansas Tourism on display in the exhibit. “Tourism is a major economic driver in Arkansas’s economy, […]

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