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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state health officials discuss coronavirus response in east Arkansas

By Region 8 Newsdesk | March 17, 2020

While acknowledging there have been no new positive cases of COVID-19 in the state since his Monday morning news conference in Fayetteville, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that Ark...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Leaders in West Memphis prepare for spread of coronavirus

City of West Memphis discusses efforts to reduce risk of coronavirus outbreak

We are monitoring the coronavirus situation and are actively working to keep everyone safe.

“Our goal is to ensure accurate information is provided to the public, by wor...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Chick-fil-A opening new restaurant in West Memphis

“This is a big announcement for our community,” said Mayor Marco McClendon.“In all our recent community surveys, one of the most requested needs has been locating a Chick-fil-A in our city.We are thrilled to announce that the...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

West Memphis School District gets over $20 million for new schools

Academies of West Memphis High School District sign

The Arkansas Department of Education recently approved $22.5 million for the funding of two new schools in West Memphis.

Mayor McClendon was happy to hear that the state will be funding the project.

"West Memphis is on a winning streak. Black and Gold ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Carvana to open inspection, distribution center in West Memphis.

Carvana Welcome to West Memphis

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced today Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, will locate an inspection and distribution center in West Memphis, Ark. The company plans to invest approximately $40 mil...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Coca-Cola plans a $33M West Memphis expansion

New West Memphis Coca Cola Bottling Facility

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, the maker, bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products to 14 states in the Mid-South, will expand its West Memphis production facility and transfer up to 60 jobs there, nearly doubling its workforce.

“When an icon...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Largest investment in the tourism industry in the history of Arkansas coming to West Memphis

Southland Casino and Racing West Memphis, Arkansas

Southland Park Gaming & Racing recently announced a $250 million investment to expand their casino gaming and dog racing operation in West Memphis. The plans include a casino and 20-story hotel, which will make it the tallest structure in Crittenden C...

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