Bigger Named NEA Intermodal Executive Director

Pocahontas, Arkansas (February 15, 2018) – The Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority announced today that Graycen Colbert Bigger has been named as the agency’s new Executive Director. Bigger, who lives in Randolph County, is a communications and community development consultant with more than a decade of experience in the communications industry. “I am excited and grateful for this new …

Peco Job Fair

Peco will be holding a job fair this Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 10am to 8pm at BRTC in Pocahontas, AR. Openings for: Debone for days and evenings. Evisceration for evenings. Maintenance on evenings and 3rd shift. And many more opportunities!

U.S. 67 Opens at Hoxie/Walnut Ridge

U.S. Highway 67 opened the new location just south of Walnut Ridge on August 11, 2016. U.S. 67 previously ended at Arkansas Highway 226 at Cash before continuing in Walnut Ridge/Hoxie, and heading north. Congressman Rick Crawford said the opening is good for the entire region. “Economic development takes place better on paved, 4-lane roads,” Crawford said. “What we’ve seen here …

Highway 67 at Walnut Ridge to open in August

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) Traveling to Central Arkansas will now be easier for people living near Lawrence County. District 10 Engineer for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Walter McMillan said Highway 67 at Walnut Ridge will open August 11. McMillan said this area near the interchange on Highway 67 will be 18 miles of new construction.

Construction to Begin on Highway 67 Bridge at Pocahontas

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department has notified the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce that beginning Tuesday, June 21st repair work will begin on the southbound lane of Highway 67 on the bridge. Traffic will be one lane only for one to two weeks. Then beginning Tuesday, July 5th work will begin on the old northbound bridge which will entail …

Peco Job Fair

Peco Foods will host their job fair on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at Black River Technical College – Randolph County Development Center. They will then host the following on the 3rd Tuesday of every month for the months of April – July: 04/19

Peco Announces New $165 Million Project in Northeast Arkansas

Tuscaloosa, AL…Today Peco Foods announced plans to build a fully integrated poultry complex in Randolph and Clay Counties in northeastern Arkansas. The new facilities will include a hatchery, feed mill and processing plant. Through both locations, the company plans to invest an estimated, $165 million and create 1,000 new jobs. This morning in Little Rock, Mark Hickman, president and CEO …

Updates Given on Peanuts, Highway

by Gloria Wilkerson, Staff Writer for The Times Dispatch Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (NEARIFA) board members heard updates on peanut drying facilities under construction in Lawrence and Randolph counties at their meeting on May 24 at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. They were also encouraged to work diligently to ensure Highway 67 becomes a four-lane expressway from …