Favorite

It was a good week for Simmons First 

It was a good week for...

SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP. It purchased Metropolitan National Bank in an auction on Monday. The acquisition is expected to grow Simmons' assets by nearly 50 percent.

UNPRECEDENTED AGREEMENT. Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton supports President Obama's military action in Syria, a position he currently holds alone among the Arkansas congressional delegation and contrary to majority public sentiment.

ALICE WALTON. Texas officials dropped DWI charges on the Walmart heiress and Crystal Bridges Museum founder after the trooper who arrested Walton was unable to testify. Twenty-three months ago, Walton was arrested after being stopped driving back to her ranch from a birthday celebration in Fort Worth. She refused a breath test.

ARKANSAS DEMOCRATS. Justice of the Peace Bob Johnson of Jacksonville, who ran as a Republican, has announced he's changing parties and will run as a Democrat for state representative for the seat currently held by Democrat Mark Perry, who's term limited.

SALINE COUNTY. After pleading guilty to being drunk and resisting Benton police arrest at a nightclub and saying he would retire, then changing his mind and saying he would seek re-election, Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington again said he will retire effective Oct. 1. We'll see what happens between now and then.

It was a bad week for...

THE LITTLE ROCK ZOO. On Sept. 8, Jewell, the zoo's 62-year-old Asian elephant, was unable to stand on her own, and the zoo was forced to euthanize her. She was donated to the zoo by the Ringling Brothers Center for Elephant Conservation in 2011.

PINE BLUFF. Police shot and killed Monroe Isadore, a 107-year-old man, after SWAT officers failed to negotiate a surrender following a standoff.

ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE. Fitz Hill, president of Arkansas Baptist College, confirmed that the Little Rock college has been unable to make payroll — about $300,000 monthly — and has been unable to pay many vendors. Hill blamed the problem on computer problems.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

Latest in The Week That Was

  • The River Valley Culture War

    Road tax rejected, voucher proposal reborn, Trump's budget cuts
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Guns galore

    Cotton down on AHCA, 'conscience' bill rejected, state turns away immigrant children and more.
    • Mar 16, 2017
  • House of horrors

    Private option restructuring coming, Broadway Bridge reopens and more.
    • Mar 9, 2017
  • More »

Visit Arkansas

Brant Collins named Group Travel Manager for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Brant Collins named Group Travel Manager for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal

Event Calendar

« »

March

S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation