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Jack Weatherly

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Senior Business Writer

Senior Business Writer

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Judge lifts Turner Commodities' frozen-assets order

posted: 08/29/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

MARIANNA -- A window into the operations of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. was opened Thursday during a hearing on a motion in the case that has riveted attention on the operations of the firm linked to defaults to farmers that state agricultural officials have estimated at between $20 million and $50 million.

Hearing takes up defaults on grain

posted: 08/23/2014 3:33 a.m. Comments 4

Farmers in Arkansas and some neighboring states stand to lose $20 million -- possibly as much as $50 million -- in the payment defaults of Turner Grain Merchandising in Brinkley, according to statements made by agricultural officials during a legislative committee hearing Friday.

At LR, 2 differ on how U.S. health care advances

posted: 08/22/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Two speakers at a forum Thursday at the Clinton Presidential Center had differing perspectives on health care in the United States.

Grain payment defaults draw suit

posted: 08/21/2014 2:37 a.m. Comment 1

Farmers in southeast Arkansas have filed suit in Lee County Circuit Court seeking an undisclosed amount of money or return of their grain for which they contracted with Turner Merchandising Inc. to sell.

Dealer buffer for grain farmers lacking, 2 say

posted: 08/20/2014 5:01 a.m. Discuss

There are no protections at the state or federal level for grain farmers in Arkansas who stand to lose millions of dollars in crops they have sold to Turner Grain Merchandising in Brinkley, which has not paid them for their harvests.

Grain dealer's default stirs agencies

posted: 08/19/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Farmers and state officials were taking initial steps Monday in the wake of the default on payments to Delta farmers by Turner Grain Merchandising of Brinkley.

LR's old Sterling building sold; apartments, offices in plans

posted: 08/13/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The old Sterling department store, the last vacant building in the 200 block of West Capitol Avenue, has been sold and will be redeveloped.

Chicagoan warned NLR archivist of FBI raid, attorney says

posted: 08/12/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

An attorney for Doug Allen, a Chicago sports memorabilia dealer facing a federal fraud charge, said her client tipped off North Little Rock sports photo archivist and trader John Rogers about a looming search of his business and residence by the FBI, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

Soul of the South to air news

posted: 08/10/2014 2:37 a.m. Comments 5

Soul of the South television network is a month away from starting a newscast from its facility in Little Rock.

Two malls, different pictures

posted: 08/03/2014 2:42 a.m. Comments 5

Two of the malls built in Little Rock during the worst recession since the 1930s have each fared differently. One, the Promenade at Chenal, is doing nicely, with its occupancy rate about 90 percent. The other, Shackleford Crossings, is not doing nearly as well. The occupancy rate for its 271,000-square-foot core is about 75 percent.


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