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[15 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,226 views]
Week in review (1/9-1/15)

It was quite a busy week here at First Arkansas News.
There was so much going on, in fact, that it wouldn’t be a surprise if some of our regular readers missed a thing or two. It’s a true shame to miss an article or two, so we’ve made it easy for people to keep up with the latest posts on this site. You can follow First Arkansas News through our RSS feed, on Facebook, through Twitter or through daily email updates (click the appropriate link to keep up through any …

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[15 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | 9,812 views]
Don Harp dies

The word got out on Facebook earlier today that Don Harp, the oldest son of the founders of Springdale-based Harps Food Stores, died this morning.
Those reports were confirmed this afternoon. Harp ran the company from the late 1960s until 1994 when his brother, Gerald, took over as president. In 2000, current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger Collins, took over as president. In 2001, the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan purchased all remaining shares of stock in the grocery store chain from the Harp family and managers, making the store …