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Storm system spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in Plains

04/14/2018 In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings ... in Oklahoma contributed to wildfires that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes near Woodward, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Massive storm system spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in Midwest

04/14/2018 In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings ... in Oklahoma contributed to wildfires that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes near Woodward, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Storm system likely spewed 11 tornadoes in Arkansas, agency reports

04/17/2018 The National Weather Service on Monday said 11 suspected tornadoes touched down in Arkansas during severe weather this past ... Tornadoes damaged several homes in neighboring Union County, which had two tornadoes, County Judge Mike Loftin said.

Storm spawns Arkansas tornado, blizzards in Plains; NC in its sights

04/14/2018 In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings ... in Oklahoma contributed to wildfires that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes near Woodward, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Tornado strikes Arkansas; US braces for triple weather threat

04/13/2018 Mountainburg Mayor Neal Moon told CNN several homes and mobile homes were “completely gone ... Anna Latawiec, a student at the University of Arkansas, also shot video of the twister. “I was having a bad panic attack, but my boyfriend who was driving ...

Use of solar on the rise in Arkansas

04/13/2018 Kyle Massey at Arkansas Business reports on the increase in Arkansans adding solar generation units on their homes and business. More than 350 Arkansans added on-site generation systems in 2017, raising the state's number of net-metering customers from 633 ...

PHOTOS: Tornado slams Arkansas town as strong storms traverse state

04/14/2018 He cited reports of "quite a bit of damage" along Arkansas 278, including to homes, and stretching into the Ouachita National Forest at the county line. The tornadoes struck as a slow-moving storm system, stretching from Minnesota to Louisiana, raked ...

Arkansas tornado traps people in their homes

04/13/2018 A tornado touched down late Friday in Arkansas, ripping roofs off of homes, and leaving a number of people trapped. Tornado watches and warnings are up across the central U.S.

Tornado traps people inside homes in Mountainburg, Arkansas

04/13/2018 A tornado caused significant damage late Friday in the northwest Arkansas town of Mountainburg. Brad Thomas of Crawford County's Department of Emergency Management told CBS News that emergency crews were working to rescue people trapped in their homes.

Arkansas Funeral Homes

03/25/2018 Search our directory of funeral homes in Arkansas to locate a funeral service professional. With funeral homes from small towns to major cities like Little Rock, Fort Smith, and Fayetteville, Legacy brings you the most comprehensive and accurate funeral ...

Luxury AR Community Lands $20M Refinancing

04/06/2018 Richardson Properties has taken a $19.8 million Fannie Mae mortgage to refinance the first phase of The Pointe at Bentonville, a newly constructed, 170-unit luxury garden-style community in northern Arkansas. The 10-year note amortizes over a 30-year schedule.

NWA Home Sales Up Raising Questions About Affordable Housing

04/08/2018 "In Northwest Arkansas homes go very fast, so if you find a home -- you have to work with a realtor and you have at least put an offer down immediately because the homes don't last very long at all." According to Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design ...

Counties in Arkansas struggling with infestation of gnats

04/04/2018 and the gnats have clustered around homes and on farms in flood plains in the east-central Delta. Kelly Loftin, a state entomologist and professor with the University of Arkansas System Agriculture Division's Cooperative Extension Service, said this year's ...

2 Arkansas geologists venture far afield in search of formations, faults

04/08/2018 The Arkansas Geological Survey geologists headed out on another ... People always want to take them back to their homes to see their rocks, Chandler said. The geologists' mapping work is part of a mostly nationwide project to chart the geology of the ...

NW Arkansas ranks high in livability, but Little Rock falls

04/10/2018 Northwest Arkansas ranks among the country's top five metropolitan ... growing by less than 1 percent due to net migration between 2012 and 2016," U.S. News Real Estate Editor Devon Thorsby said. "Additionally, Little Rock received a little less love ...

HIGH PROFILE: Interior designer Larry Glenn West Jr. is coordinator for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild’s Designer House

04/08/2018 his neighbors’ homes, and to his own furniture placed in and out of a seemingly endless stream of moving vans. No task was too small. Interior design became his passion. But for years, as a child of rural Arkansas, he had no idea he could ever make a ...

Japanese outreach coordinator shares culture with Arkansas

04/07/2018 Since Murata has been in the United States, she visited the Rohwer Internment Camp Museum in Arkansas. During World War II, thousands of Japanese-Americans, the majority of whom were U.S. citizens, were forced from their homes and housed in internment camps.

Arkansas board approves new rules for opioid prescriptions

04/06/2018 The Arkansas State Medical Board approved the new rules 12-1 Thursday ... end-of-life care, palliative care, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, hospitals or during emergencies. "We don't want you to not get what you need, but we want you to be ...

Corruption, Complacency, Complicity Lead at Arkansas Baptist College

04/04/2018 real estate scams, spying on the Black freedom movement, among much else. Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) is at once the hope and despair for certain Black people in Little Rock. While some still imagine that in its early years it was a glorious vindication ...

Arkansas counties struggle with gnat infestation

04/04/2018 The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the black flies began laying eggs following heavy winter rains. The gnats clustered around homes and on farms in flood plains as the eggs began hatching over the past couple of weeks. Kelly Loftin is a state ...

$12M Horton Farms Compound Is Arkansas' Most Expensive Listing

04/04/2018 Now the most expensive home in Arkansas, Horton Farms in Gravette is a 200-acre farm, event space, and corporate retreat that opened in 2006. The property includes a main house, guest cabin, event hall, guesthouse, and caretaker's cottage. The grounds ...

Airbnb to remit $1.2M to Arkansas; sales tax receipts cover 12 months

04/03/2018 Paul Becker, chief financial officer for Fayetteville, noticed more people leasing homes to tourists in town for University of Arkansas events and October's Bikes, Blues and BBQ festival, which led the city to negotiate a separate deal with Airbnb.

Lawsuit seeks to ban Arkansas teen from school over gun post

03/29/2018 Several old, rundown houses in Blytheville will eventually be brand new homes for purchase. An Arkansas school district has filed a lawsuit requesting that a 15-year-old special-education student be prohibited from returning to school after he posted a ...

Arkansas LB talks offer from Alabama

03/30/2018 Bone is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Alabama ... I now have 13 offers. I have Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Vanderbilt, Arkansas State, Memphis, La Tech, ULM, U-Mass, Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulane, Texas State and SMU.

Chamber of Commerce buying dilapidated houses, building new homes

03/29/2018 Several old, rundown houses in Blytheville will eventually be brand new homes for purchase. An Arkansas school district has filed a lawsuit requesting that a 15-year-old special-education student be prohibited from returning to school after he posted a ...

Texas officials may elevate 200 flood-prone homes

03/27/2018 Preliminary estimates indicate that a hurricane recovery program in southeast Texas could elevate as many as 200 homes that have been repeatedly flooded. Oklahoma man sentenced in Arkansas, Texas jewelry heists Oklahoma man sentenced in Arkansas ...

$4 million lined up to extend sewer line in Arkansas

03/25/2018 FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission agreed to provide ... Earlier managers had signed connection agreements with developers before the real estate crash of 2008, but the homeowners association had no operating permit so there was ...

Northwest Arkansas nears home crunch as new lots dwindle, sales stay brisk

03/25/2018 Demand for homes continues to outpace supply and push up prices and rents in Northwest Arkansas, real estate agents and analysts say. In the second half of last year Benton and Washington counties had enough empty residential lots ready for houses to last ...

Ex-Razorbacks Head Coach Bret Bielema Lists Palatial Estate in Arkansas for $2M

03/22/2018 Fired Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Bret Bielema has ... and covered patio. Luke Stangel writes about real estate, technology, and startups. His work has been published in the Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Fort Worth State of the Market

03/19/2018 She is a graduate of University of Arkansas with a degree in finance ... He began his career in commercial real estate with the Florida Commercial Development Association and then joined Grubb & Ellis of Florida as a commercial real estate salesman ...

Real Estate Stock Offering a Jaw-Dropping Yield of 14.2%

03/13/2018 Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, Uniti Group Inc is a bit different from the average REIT. While most real estate companies tend to own office buildings, retail malls, or industrial warehouses, Uniti specializes in the acquisition and construction ...

$38 million downtown apartment project 'brings energy, vibrancy' to Arkansas River

03/21/2018 Developers of the 202-unit River Vista, which stretches across the west bank of the Arkansas River between Douglas and First Street, will open apartments on the north end of the complex in April. The remaining apartments are expected to open by June ...

Arkansas homes evacuated after 12-year-old driver crashes into gas meter, police say

03/12/2018 Homes in an Arkansas neighborhood were evacuated Sunday morning after a 12-year-old driver crashed into a gas meter, authorities said. The Pea Ridge Police Department wrote on Facebook shortly before 9 a.m. that day that a section of Slack Street was ...

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation adds 100 MW of solar power

03/20/2018 provides wholesale power to Arkansas’ 17 electric distribution cooperatives that provide electricity to about 500,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.

Volunteers work to complete two homes in one week

03/19/2018 "I had a person that called and said that there was a team from Arkansas that's looking for a project." Wall said. "We connected them with R3SM and we were able to put some local contractors in their pathway as well." The group has adopted 2 homes on ...

Gallery: Quapaw Quarter Association’s Spring Tour of Homes

03/18/2018 Fans of Little Rock’s historic houses had a sneak peek of the next Quapaw Quarter Association’s Spring Tour of Homes — set for Mother’s Day weekend. The preview was held March 9 at the Moxy Warehouse, formerly an Arkansas Power & Light warehouse.

Arkansas home sales start the year up 6.7%

03/17/2018 Home sales in Arkansas were up 6.7 percent in January compared with January last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said. There were 2,073 homes sold in January in the 43 counties surveyed, 130 more than January 2017. "It looks like a pretty strong ...

ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Hope's Girl Scout Little House under restoration

03/13/2018 ... housing during a Better Homes Demonstration Week program sponsored by Better Homes of America and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. According to Arkansas Historic Preservation, it then "was moved off-site and donated to the Girl Scouts of America.

Simplefile becomes 5th authorized eNotary in Arkansas

03/06/2018 Simplifile, a provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, announced it just became the fifth authorized electronic notary in Arkansas. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin ...

Northwest Arkansas skews young, but older residents catching up

03/11/2018 Northwest Arkansas skews younger than the rest of the state and the ... A "lifelong housing" working group of volunteers and local officials wants to make it normal and common for homes to be built with the wider doors and other features for aging in ...