Eric Hughes, vice-chair of the EDCCC, questioned the number of jobs agreed upon. The original number the board was given was 170 jobs. “I’m seeing this [150 jobs] for the first time,” Hughes said. “Is this a typo?”
Tabled tax application still a draft
An incentive application at least six months in the making will remain in its draft form for another month following much discussion Tuesday on whether to include the word “new” in the application.
Obituary: Jimmy White
Jimmy was a TV repairman, drove a truck for Jackson Petroleum, was a material handler for Fafner, and a 50 year member of the Masons. He was a U. S. Army veteran, who served in the Korean War.
Obituary: Allmon “A.L.” Jester
A.L. was a U.S. Army veteran and lied about his age to join the Army at 16 to escape the cotton fields.
TV actor BJ Tanner joins family at Dalark reunion
On screen, Tanner plays Marcus Finn, elder son of the U.S.S. Orville’s chief medical officer Dr. Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald). Back on earth, he has a recurring role in ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and its spinoff “Station 19” as Tuck Bailey, son of Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson).
Veolia expansion, spills raise concerns among neighbors and naturalists
The ADEQ records reveal that the Feb. 23 spill was a mixture of 6,000 gallons of hazardous waste that is greater than 90 percent water. To put 6,000 gallons into perspective, the average Arkadelphia resident uses about 4,000 gallons of water in a month. The spill happened when a storage tank valve was left open, and the mixture poured onto the clay and gravel on site.
How sex ed is (and isn’t) being taught in each state
In 2021, the Arkansas legislature passed a law known as the “Arkansas Student Protection Act,” banning organizations that perform abortions—namely, Planned Parenthood—from teaching sex education or volunteering in public schools. With one of the highest teen birth rates in the country, 85% of the state’s public schools teach abstinence-only sex education, as of 2017.