Crystal Clear

By Joe David Rice // Photos By Casey Crocker   Richard J. Wegner never had any intention of settling in Arkansas when he stayed in Hot Springs Village and later camped out at Lake Ouachita State Park with a friend back in 1978. They’d left their homes in upstate Illinois, heading south for a few…

AY’s Best Lawyers 2020

We polled our readers on the best attorneys in banking & finance, bankruptcy, criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, education, labor, construction, elder law, employment law, family law, health care law, personal injury, trusts and estates, real estate, trademarks and more. Your voice was heard via thousands of votes cast. The following listing is who you said…

AY About You Men of Distinction 2020

By Adeline Goodman, Bailey White and Dustin Jayroe   For years, AY About You has produced an annual listing of accomplished Arkansas women every October, known simply as AY’s Intriguing Women. This month, AY is proud to present its inaugural brother to Intriguing Women: AY’s Men of Distinction.    This exclusive listing highlights Arkansas men…

Do I Need A Lawyer?

By Dustin Jayroe   Often, we hear the boisterous phrase, “You’ll be hearing from my lawyer,” in some way, shape or form in movies or on television. However the phrase is delivered, the trope serves as what purports to be the supreme comeback for alleged wrongdoing; although, the fact that it is usually an antagonist…

The 10 Leading Causes of Death for Men

By Angela Forsyth   Since June is Men’s Health Month, we’d like to take this opportunity to take a closer look at men’s health, particularly during this time when COVID-19 has taken center stage of most health conversations. Eric Schaefer, M.D., medical oncologist and hematologist at Highlands Oncology Group in Northwest Arkansas, warns that it…

Jonesboro’s Troubled Spring

By Kenneth Heard Toni Holmes noticed the train stopped at the Prospect Road railroad crossing near her home in eastern Jonesboro on March 28 and thought it was strange. Trains usually pass through quickly so as not to hinder traffic on the busy road, but this southbound freight had been idling quietly at the crossing…