After a month break in July, Argenta Vibe Music Series 2023 is returning this month on the 25th featuring Jason Boland & The Stragglers.
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Optimistic Outlook for Arkansas Economy and Record Low Jobless Rate
Arkansas recorded a new record low in June 2023, with its jobless rate hitting 2.6% and 1,347,866 employed in the state.
Bounce back: After the effects of the pandemic in 2020, Arkansas has seen a strong recovery in its job sector, with the biggest gains in leisure and hospitality, education and health services, and construction.
Long term outlook: Economists forecast a slowdown in growth towards the end of the year and a shallow recovery in 2024, but are expecting low unemployment and continued growth in service sectors.
Read more on Arkansas' unemployment successes HERE.
Argenta Vibe Music Series is Back this Month
When? The live music will go from 8-9p, and there will be food vendors there, so you will have plenty of options to choose from.
Fear not: If you can't make it this month, there are still two more dates left on the scheduled for the 2023 series: Sep 22 featuring The Pine Leaf Boys and Oct 27 featuring The Cleverly's
Get more details on the event HERE.
Razorbacks Return to War Memorial as Stadium Prepares for 75th Anniversary
War Memorial Stadium, the iconic home of the Razorbacks, is gearing up for their season opener against Western Carolina on September 2nd and is making extra effort to look their best in honor of the stadium's 75th anniversary.
Red alert: Workers are hard at work painting both endzones with the hog logo - and that's just the beginning.
Fearsome Hogling: The game won't be the only one played on the freshly painted field - the Salt Bowl between Benton and Bryant and a college football game with Birmingham Southern and McMurry University will also take place.
Secure your tickets for the season's games HERE.
New Heights Eatery George's Little Rock to Open Saturday Highlighting Italian Excellence with Local Taste
George's Little Rock is opened this past weekend, giving the city a taste of Italian excellence with local flair.
Star-studded: The restaurant is a collaboration between five Arkansas natives, each of them a powerhouse with decades of restaurant experience.
A space to remember: The 1930s bungalow was restored to create a space that's equal parts familiar and totally new, featuring intimate dining rooms, a sunny porch room, and a hidden speakeasy.
Read more from Little Rock Soiree HERE.
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In other news…
Fresh face: Arkansas's oldest bridge is getting a facelift! In 2018, Old River Bridge, originally built in 1891, was taken down. After receiving grant money, Saline County officials were able to send the bridge off to be refurbished.
Central location: According to a permit filing by a company associated with Braum's, Central Arkansas might finally be getting a Braum's location.
New candidates: Two candidates filed to run for a soon-to-be-vacant seat last Wednesday. Elections will be held on Nov 14.