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  • Craighead County voters optimistic about region's future, job opportunities mixed

    A majority of Craighead County voters believe the region is heading in the right direction, but perceptions about job opportunities are mixed.  Those are the results of a poll conducted by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College.  Editor-in-chief of Talk Business is Roby Brock. 

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  • Senator Mark Pryor's Mobile Office in the area

    U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will continue its statewide tour to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government. Over the past year, Pryor’s Mobile Office has made over 40 stops in the state.

    Pryor invites Arkansans to visit with his staff at the following stops:

    Wednesday, July 30th

    9:00 a.m –10:00 a.m.: Leslie Carmichael Community Center, 801 South Elm Street
    Searcy, Arkansas

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  • Construction underway on Peco Foods project in Pocahontas and Corning

    Initial dirt work and construction of a poultry project in northeast Arkansas is underway.  Spokesman Steve Conley of Alabama-based Peco Foods tells KASU news a fully integrated poultry complex is expected to open in 2016, which will bring about 1,000 new jobs to Clay and Randolph Counties.  The 165 million dollar project includes a 255-thousand square-foot processing plant and a 73-thousand square-foot hatchery in Pocahontas and a feed mill and state-of-the-art water treatment and protein conversion facilities in Corning.  Conley says Peco will work with more than 90 poultry farmers and do

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  • Tickets still on sale for Johnny Cash Boyhood Home tours

    (Courtesy of Arkansas State University's Office of University Communications.)

    — As excitement and enthusiasm escalate for the upcoming grand opening of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Saturday, Aug. 16, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

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