Arkansas News

Arkansas Kicks Off $2B Highway Improvement Program

State transportation officials marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways in a ceremony on April 16 in Little Rock. The event officially kicked off the department’s Connecting Arkansas Program, a $1.8 billion …

Multiple Twisters Hit South Central States, Cause Minor Damage

Tornadoes that hit the South Central states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas over the past weekend caused minimal damage but with them Oklahoma saw the end of its eight-month twister-less streak. Surveys by National Weather Service teams  determined that damaging …

Arkansas Regulators Warn Against Misleading Public on ACA Portals

Apparently some insurance providers, producers and others are attempting to place business through portals unlicensed to sell Affordable Care Act qualified plans by leading consumers to believe the plans are qualified, and Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford wants them to …

Flood Insurance Hikes to Affect Thousands in Arkansas

More than half of flood insurance policyholders in the tiny northern Arkansas city of Norfork face premium increases, but Mayor Jim Reeves says the hardship will be felt by everyone. Norfork, population 500 and change, is located at the confluence …

Tullis Named President of MNH Tullis in Arkansas

MNH Tullis named Mike Tullis president of MNH Tullis, a Little Rock, Ark.-based company that partners with Mullis Newby Hurst (MNH) in Addison, Texas. Tullis began his career with MNH Tullis after opening the organization’s Little Rock office in 2010. …

Arkansas Earthquakes Spawn Lawsuit Against Drilling Companies

Fourteen families in central Arkansas have filed a lawsuit in connection with a series of earthquakes in Faulkner County that prompted the state in 2011 to ban the use of four natural-gas drilling disposal wells in a large area mostly …

Houser Promoted to President – Markel Wholesale’s Mid South Region

Markel Corp. has promoted Wendy Houser to president, Mid South region, of Markel’s Wholesale division. The Mid South region includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Houser joined Markel in 2008 and helped to establish Markel’s Mid South …

Arkansas Receives More than $700K for Tornado Recovery

The U.S. Labor Department has given $702,741 to help Arkansas recover from tornadoes and severe storms that hit the state last May and June. The agency said the National Emergency Grant is being given to the Arkansas Department of Workforce …

Brooks Appointed Sr. Field Representative for Berkshire Hathaway GUARD

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently added John Brooks as a senior field representative for Arkansas, Louisiana and eastern Texas. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Brooks has been part of the insurance industry in the South for almost 10 …

Arkansas Recovering From Weekend Storms

Robin Willhite sorted through the clutter at her Mississippi Delta home Sunday, thankful she and her daughter had survived a twister but wondering where she would celebrate the coming holiday. “A tornado four days before Christmas. It’s just Arkansas weather,” …