Friday, March 05, 2021
Thursday, March 04, 2021

JONESBORO — A migrant farm worker from South Africa has filed a civil rights lawsuit against a Poinsett County farm operation after he said he was detained by federal agents based on false information.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced legislation on Thursday that would limit who social media platforms can block from their platforms. This comes as GOP lawmakers across the country rally against big tech platforms.The AR Voices: Combating Cancel Culture and Protecting Freedom of Speech bill states that social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and others would be held liable for damages when they unfairly censoring or banning someone. The bill goes on to say if the websites do not act in “good faith” they will have violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA) and can be held accountable by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office.“Cancel culture cannot become the norm in Arkansas, especially when our Freedom of Speech in rural America is in jeopardy,” said Rutledge. “This legislation would allow everyone, no matter the circumstances to have an equal and fair opportunity to post online and if a social media giant does not comply, the company can be held accountable.”In Arkansas, each violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act could result in injunctions and civil penalties of up to $10,000.Sen. Ricky Hill, R-Cabot, and Rep. Brian Evans, R- Cabot are cosponsoring HB 1647.Republicans have called out social media platforms for censoring conservatives and showing bias in taking accounts down; especially after Facebook and Twitter suspended former President Donald Trump's accounts in January after he was accused of invoking an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.In 2018, a Republican Arkansas representative proposed a bill that would allow social media websites to be sued for removing certain religious and political posts, whether or not the platforms deem the posts to be hate speech. But the bill was withdrawn days later.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and TORONTO, March 4, 2021 /CNW/ - BSR Real Estate Investment Trust ("BSR" or the "REIT") (TSX: HOM.U) (TSX: HOM.UN) provided an update today on the impact of the historic 2021 winter storm occurring Feb. 13th –17th affecting the REIT's markets in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. As of February 28, 2021, BSR has incurred approximately $0.1 million in expenses associated with the winter storm and resulting freeze damage. There are no down apartment units as a result of the storm, and the REIT anticipates total costs not to exceed $0.3 million. No insurance claim is being filed at this time. 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced in a press conference Wednesday that he will sign several Controversial bills into law and create a taskforce to research the winter storm. 

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Movista announced the launch of their Insights by Movista toolset in a series of major improvements to harmonize the retail ecosystem and better serve customers. Quickly following the launch of a new messaging and communications technology, YAPP, Insights is part of a broader play to better serve all stakeholders in retail.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

TEXARKANA, Ark. - The Miller County Office of Emergency Management has teamed up with College Hill Drug and Lansdell Family Clinic to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, March 6th from 9am-5pm at the Arkansas High School Razorback Gym located at 1500 Jefferson in Texarkana, AR.

MAMMOTH SPRING, Ark., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- What does 60 years of collecting look like? Well, if you were Larry Taylor, it looks like a lifetime of love and appreciation of history. It's an appreciation of an era that has passed and sharing the joy of that era and the collecting itself with family and friends. And now, the public will have the opportunity to bid on the collection at online auction on March 8.

Monday, March 01, 2021