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[19 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 5,412 views]
Happy 177th birthday, Arkansas

It’s hard to believe we let this one slip past our watchful eyes — Arkansas turned 177-years-old on June 15. It’s hard to believe — the old gal doesn’t look a day over 150.
Yes, Arkansas was admitted to the Union way on back in 1836. To commemorate the Natural State, it’s time for a few fun facts about our beloved Arkansas. Ready? Here we go.
* Politics have always been more than a bit divisive, combative and odd here in Arkansas and there’s good precedent for that — the Speaker of …

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[26 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,282 views]
The week in review

So, did everyone have a good Christmas? Was Santa good to everyone?
We at First Arkansas News sure hope so and well understand that the festivities of the season may have kept some people from checking in here and picking up the latest news. In case you missed anything, we’ve provided this handy review of the stories we’ve had for the past week. Yay!
Before getting into that, however, it’s time to plug the easy ways to keep up with this little site. We’ve got email updates, an RSS feed and new …

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[22 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 7,117 views]
New Dillard’s Internet fulfillment center to create 300+ jobs

MAUMELLE— More than 300 jobs in the Central Arkansas area will be created when the Little Rock-based Dillard’s Inc. opens a new Internet fulfillment center in Maumelle.
Dillard’s Inc. already employs approximately 2,300 people in Arkansas.
According to a press release from the company, continuing growth of the online store www.dillards.com makes the new fulfillment center necessary. It will be located in a former Target distribution facility and is expected to be fully operational in 2012. The 850,000-square-foot former Target distribution center was constructed in 1980 and expanded in 1990.
Dillard’s President …

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[8 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 4,917 views]
Dillard’s Posts 2 Percent Actual, Same-Store Sales Increases

ROGERS — Consumers opened their wallets in June more than last summer, when the recession still had a stranglehold on the nation, and retail spending was the best it’s been in four years.
Little Rock-based Dillards Inc. reported Thursday morning retail sales of $506.5 million for the five weeks ended July 3. That’s up 1.87 percent from the $497.17 million in sales for the five weeks ended July 4, 2009.
Comparable store sales, at Dillard’s department stores open for at least one year, increased 2 percent. Analysts surveyed by Thomson …