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New State Highway 530 opens

With the removal of tarps covering road signs and barrels blocking the on- and off-ramps, crews with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on Thursday morning officially opened to traffic the Exit 44 State Highway 530 interchange with Interstate 530 on the south side of Pine Bluff.

1,500 attend Rice Expo

STUTTGART, Ark. — From a senator's perspective on farm policy to a look at new and in-development apps for agriculture, some 1,500 people took it all in at the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.