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West Memphis, Arkansas is located in Crittenden County. Zip codes in West Memphis, AR include 72303, and 72301. The median home price in West Memphis is $79,900. More West Memphis information.

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Wednesday | The City Wire

Number of employed continues to decline in the Fort Smith metro

A continued decline in the size of the workforce and the number of employed edged the Fort Smith metro jobless rate to 6.4% in June compared to 6.3% in May. The rate was lower than the 8.2% in June 2013, but the number of employed in the region fell 2.24% in the 12-month period.


Wednesday | The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas employed, labor market size down in June

The Northwest Arkansas jobless rate in June was the lowest metro rate in Arkansas, but declines continued in the size of the regional labor force and the number of employed.


Sun Jul 27, 2014


'Devil's Knot' now on DVD, is too much of a mess to be genuinely memorable

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.


Thu Jul 24, 2014


Vancouver musician, record producer sentenced to almost 4 years in prison for defrauding investors

A Vancouver musician and record producer who pleaded guilty to defrauding investors was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Tuesday.



Study shows tolls as option to add more Arkansas I-40 lanes

A study ordered by the Arkansas Highway Commission found that tolls could pay to build an extra lane in each direction on Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and West Memphis.



Gaza ground fight rages

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip city as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end the fighting that has so far killed more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.


Wed Jul 23, 2014


Rain and Palmer amaranth making for interesting summer at NEREC

Two weeks ago, Fred Bourland wouldn't have expected to have much to show - or much of a window left for crosses - for the 2014 growing season at the University of Arkansas' Northeast Research and Extension Center at Keiser, Ark.


The City Wire

Casino-style game revenue rises at Oaklawn and Southland

Electronic games of skill wagers at the state's two racinos continued to climb with Oaklawn topping more than $100 million in wagers monthly every month during the first half of 2014.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

Arkansas Times

Mara Leveritt wins 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize

The Porter Fund , founded by Little Rock novelists Jack Butler and Phillip McMath in 1984, has announced writer and Arkansas Times contributing editor Mara Leveritt as the recipient of the 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize.


Mon Jul 21, 2014


PawnShop Kings Perform 'Make Me Whole' - Video Premiere

Brothers Joel and Scott Owen of country duo, PawnShop kings were born in Texas but spent most of their lives between Southern California and Arkansas, which explains their marriage of pop-rock and rootsy country.


Sat Jul 19, 2014


Charter School A Possibility

The district is considering applying to the Arkansas Department of Education for a conversion charter school that would teach manufacturing trade skills, assistant superintendent Jody Wiggins reported at Thursday's school board meeting.


Thu Jul 17, 2014

Business Journal

As Southland Park goes, so does West Memphis

In tomorrow's issue of MBJ, readers will get a closer look at the impressive growth Southland Park Gaming & Racing has experienced over the last six years.


Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Daily News

Levee District Lends Support to Big River Crossing

The project - recently rebranded as the Big River Crossing - now has a memorandum of understanding with the St. Francis Levee District of Arkansas for a set of crushed limestone trails atop levees covering more than 60 miles and two counties in Arkansas, including Crittenden County and the city of West Memphis.


Arkansas Times

A setback for Lyft ride-sharing in St. Louis

NO SMILES TODAY: Lyft, whose cars bear the mustache, lost a round in court to operate in St. Louis outside the city's code for regulating taxis.


Mon Jul 14, 2014


Devil's Knot - Movie Review

Based on the events documented in West of Memphis and the Paradise Lost trilogy, this drama takes an almost clinical approach to the story.


Agri Marketing

Cargill To Build Grain Facility In West Memphis, Ark.

CARGILL TO BUILD GRAIN FACILITY IN WEST MEMPHIS, ARK. Jul. 14, 2014 Source: Cargill news release Cargill will invest $45 million to build a grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis that will become a key origination point in the south for soybeans, corn, milo and wheat.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily News

Riverfront Cornerstone

At this point, it's almost a motto - not on time and over budget, and by a lot on both counts.



Cargill to build grain facility in Arkansas

Cargill said on July 10 that it will invest $45 million to build a grain handling and shipping facility in West Memphis, Arkansas, U.S., that will become a key origination point in the south for soybeans, corn, milo and wheat.


Log Cabin Democrat

Educators infiltrate Arkansas Governor's School

Arkansas Governor's School has been a tradition for the Arkansas public for over thirty-five years.


Thu Jul 10, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Crawley sweeps holiday weekend with USCS win at I30

Fireworks exploded both on and off the race track on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway in Benton, AR, and when the dust finally settled, Tim Crawley had every reason to cue the celebration again.


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