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Daily Digest: January 10, 2020


Arkansas Auto Dealer Scott Landers Has Died

Scott Landers, a prominent Little Rock auto dealer, has died.

Landers was the vice president at Steve Landers Group and co-owner of Steve Landers Toyota.

Read the full story here.

SWEPCO Agrees to Close Louisiana Power Plant

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) is looking to phase out its Dolet Hills Power Plant, located near Mansfield La.

The company, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), has requested regulatory approval to close the power plant by the end of 2026. Read the full story here.

ASBTDC kicks off 2020 with wide range of entrepreneur events.



View from the Senate: Changes in State Election Laws in 2020

The new year is an election year, and thanks to legislation approved during the regular session earlier this year, the primaries in Arkansas will take place on Tuesday, March 3.

Traditionally, Arkansas holds its primaries in May. The legislature passed Act 545 to move up the date, in the hope that presidential candidates will pay more attention to Arkansas voters. Read the full story here.

Task force makes recommendations for War Memorial Park.



UAMS Verified as State’s Only Adult Level 1 Trauma Center

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was recently re-designated as an adult Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. First recognized in 2017 as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the verification will last through Dec. 16. 2022.

UAMS is the only adult Level 1 Trauma Center in Arkansas. Read the full story here.

The Long Run: Henske defies diabetes through athletics and technology.


Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Adds Six Names in 2020

Six individuals are being inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2020.

Three of the inductees are George Tidwell of Lonoke, a former Arkansas State Plant Board chairman; Thomas Vaughns of Marianna, a retired Cooperative Extension Agent; and Gene Woodall, a retired University of Arkansas faculty member. Read the full story here.

Former Hog Pat Bradley forever an Arkansan.


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