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[15 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | 9,820 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 …

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[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,448 views]
Week in review (1/3-1/8)

Hopefully the new year has been good to everyone so far.
Here at First Arkansas News we had some big stories last week. If you’ve missed some of it here’s your chance to catch up on the news and features we reported this week.
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[6 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,945 views]
Don Tyson dies after ‘brief illness’

According to a news release from Tyson Foods, Donald J. “Don” Tyson died this morning (Jan. 6) following a brief illness.
Initial reports that Tyson died of cancer have not been confirmed.
Tyson, 80, was the former president and chief executive officer of the company that bears his family’s name — poultry giant Tyson Foods in Springdale.
Tyson Foods spokesman Gary Mickelson was not available for comment. We at First Arkansas News understand how he might be busy today and will update this story once Mickelson gets in touch or Tyson Foods issues …