South Arkansas is the greater area in Arkansas that encompasses the lower 15 counties of the state, with Union County being the most predominate. In the 1920s, nationwide attention focused on South Arkansas when the Smackover field was ranked first among the nation's oil fields. For five months in 1925, the 40-square-mile Smackover field was the focal point of one of the wildest mineral booms in North America. Today, south Arkansas's oil fields produce petroleum throughout a 10-county area.
Columbia and Union counties also stretch over one of the largest brine reserves in the world. Bromine is derived from brine, or saltwater, and local companies play an international role in the commercialization of bromine and its many applications.
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Oct 24, 2016 6:53 pm
Both habitual voters and relative novices stood in line at the noon hour outside the Pulaski County Regional Building to cast their ballot fifteen days ahead of the Nov. 8th election.
Oct 24, 2016 4:47 pm
An Arkansas man was arrested on an aggravated robbery charge Sunday after he reached for a knife when employees at a Little Rock Home Depot tried to stop him from stealing a flashlight, authorities sa...
Oct 24, 2016 3:32 pm
A Forrest City man won $1 million in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery?s Golden Ticket game.
Oct 24, 2016 3:26 pm
Two unknown men robbed a Little Rock hair extensions store of $6,000 worth of product early Saturday morning, according to a police report.
Oct 24, 2016 3:25 pm
A man and his wife were able to take down a knife-wielding assailant, who identified himself to authorities as "James Bond," during a robbery Saturday in Little Rock, police say.
Oct 24, 2016 3:07 pm
North Little Rock police say a man stole items from a woman's car in a motel parking lot, then occupied a vacant room and tried to lure her inside, according to a police report.
Oct 24, 2016 2:39 pm
A Little Rock man was arrested on multiple drug and assault charges after a Sunday morning car chase ended with him being bitten by a police dog as he tried to scale a fence, according to the Pulaski ...
Oct 24, 2016 1:38 pm
A Little Rock man was arrested Saturday at the Arkansas State Fair after trying to buy a funnel cake with counterfeit money, according to the Little Rock Police Department.
Oct 24, 2016 1:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK ? An American Airlines flight from Nashville to Los Angeles with two Hollywood stars on board made an emergency landing in Little Rock after a suspicious odor was reported in the cabin.
Oct 24, 2016 10:45 am
For the second time in 14 years, Arkansas voters will decide the fate of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the governor to retain his powers when he travels out of state.
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