Arkansas Bright Future News

TSC announces distribution center site in Maumelle; Site Selection played a big role
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A behind the scenes look at landing Tractor Supply distribution center
03/02/2022

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) announced in January it will soon locate a $100 million distribution center for home goods and equipment for farms and families in Maumelle where four-wheelers once rolled through a rugged wooded parcel north of the city’s industrial park.

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CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING AT US STEEL FEB. 8
CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING AT US STEEL FEB. 8
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Entergy joins U.S. Steel in celebrating construction of their newest mill
02/10/2022

State and local officials joined Arkansas business leaders Tuesday to break ground on the state’s largest-ever economic investment project with U.S. Steel near Osceola, Ark.

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY ACTIVITIES ARE FUN, INFORMATIVE FOR KIDS
ELECTRICAL SAFETY ACTIVITIES ARE FUN, INFORMATIVE FOR KIDS
Insights > Tips and Tools
Powerful Lessons to Be Learned with Interactive Electricity Lessons
01/31/2022

Safety is a core value at Entergy, for everyone – whether it’s our employees or our customers, even the littlest ones. Keeping children safe is everyone’s job, though, from utility providers to teachers and parents.

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Adopt a Charger was awarded $160,00 for electric vehicle charging stations, including the one pictured at the Little Rock Tech Park.
Adopt a Charger was awarded $160,00 for electric vehicle charging stations, including the one pictured at the Little Rock Tech Park.
News > Communities, Environment
Entergy Shareholders Create Cleaner Communities with $1M in Grants
12/20/2021

Entergy Corporation’s shareholders are helping protect the environment by contributing more than $1 million to 14 partnering organizations, including three in the Entergy Arkansas service area.

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Students at Washington and Bale Elementary school were happy to receive new winter coats today.
Students at Washington and Bale Elementary school were happy to receive new winter coats today.
Insights > Giving Back, People Power
Little Rock Firefighters, Entergy Arkansas Provide Coats for Students
12/16/2021

The students at Booker T. Washington Elementary and Bale Elementary are winter-ready, thanks to a partnership between the Local Firefighters Union 34 and Entergy Arkansas.

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Entergy Arkansas' David Wasson (far right) and other volunteers plant native seeds along the new river channel.
Entergy Arkansas' David Wasson (far right) and other volunteers plant native seeds along the new river channel.
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Entergy Arkansas Helps With Saline Solution
10/29/2021

The Nature Conservancy had removed a major barrier, an old, washed-out road and culvert system, from this site situated along a tributary to the Alum Fork of the Saline River. The crossing here had been impassable for years, yet was causing erosion that ultimately landed in the Saline River, and that was preventing fish from migrating up and down the river system. THC had a solution, and Entergy was happy to have the opportunity to help.

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Sara Russell-Lingo, Entergy Arkansas' first female lineworker.
Sara Russell-Lingo, Entergy Arkansas' first female lineworker.
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Entergy Arkansas’ First Female Line Worker ‘Loves the Adventure’
10/29/2021

Sara Russell-Lingo didn’t set out to make history. But after a few post-high-school years of dead-end warehouse jobs and a stint in retail, “I was looking for a career.”

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Like Searcy Solar, shown here, West Memphis Solar will produce utility-scale electricity from sunshine..
Like Searcy Solar, shown here, West Memphis Solar will produce utility-scale electricity from sunshine..
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Proposed West Memphis Facility to be Company's Largest Solar Project, So Far
06/11/2021

As part of its commitment to provide more renewable resources, Entergy Arkansas plans to add a large-scale solar farm of 180 megawatts on 1,600 acres near West Memphis in 2023.

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Carpenter Dam has been generating electricity for Entergy Arkansas customers since 1931.
Carpenter Dam has been generating electricity for Entergy Arkansas customers since 1931.
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From Sawdust to Sunshine: A Brief History of Entergy Arkansas Power Generation
06/11/2021

Arkansas Power and Light founder Harvey Couch made a deal in 1913 to purchase sawdust – the company’s first fuel source – to burn and power a steam-powered turbine and send power through a 20-mile transmission line to customers in Malvern and Arkadelphia.

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Panel by panel, Searcy Solar is preparing to bask in the sunshine.
Panel by panel, Searcy Solar is preparing to bask in the sunshine.
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Searcy Solar Set to Begin Turning Sunshine into Electricity in December
05/12/2021

Construction of the Searcy Solar power generating plant is about 42% complete. When the facility goes online by the end of this year, 100 megawatts of emission-free power will begin flowing from the plant’s more than 350,000 solar panels onto the Entergy Arkansas electric grid.

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