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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Corps of Engineers Completes Poinsett County Ditch 10 Cleanout Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Sept. 27 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: On U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors have completed maintenance work to cleanout Ditch 10 in Poinsett County, west of Trumann, Arkansas, 70 days ahead of schedule and $44,546 under budget. The four-mile section of ditch cleaned out is part of a 15.7-mile system of drainage streams and ditches that carry excess storm water runoff south and away from the Northeast Arkansas area around and w  more

Corps of Engineers: One Lane of Highway 177 Bridge Across Norfork Dam to Close for a Year
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Corps of Engineers will close one lane of Highway 177 across Norfork Dam from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 until Oct. 15, 2020, to perform maintenance on the spillway bridge. Work and lane closures will begin in the northbound lane with a scheduled switch to the southbound lane in May 2020. The closure has been coordinated with local emergency and law enforcement agencies. Officials from th  more

EXIM Authorizations in Support of Small Businesses in July 2019
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. issued the following news release: * * * - Success Stories: Arkansas Company Expands Egg Sales, Georgia Company Maintains Aircraft Engines, and Illinois Company Provides Wi-Fi Kits for Brazilian Aircraft * * * In July 2019, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) authorized a total of $133.1 million in support of American small businesses who export "Made in the USA" products around the world. This total includes $122.1 mi  more

MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 19-74 Sailing Instruction NM 232.5 to NM 233.5
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: SAILING INSTRUCTION NM 232.5 to NM 233.5 MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM Mariners are advised that until further notice, both upbound and downbound tows should run the red line from NM 232.5 to NM 233.5. Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or you may email CESWL-OP-O  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 19-75 Sailing Instructions - Multiple Locations Pools 7 and 10
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: SAILING INSTRUCTIONS - MULTIPLE LOCATIONS POOLS 7 AND 10 MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM Due to shoaling and until further notice, both upbound and downbound mariners are advised to use caution through the following areas. No passing is advised while transiting through these locations. Pool 7: NM 141.0 to 143.0 - run the red line between 141.0 and 142.5, and run the green   more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 19-76 Revision-Dardanelle Lock(No.10) Intermittent Delays
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The anticipated completion date identified in Navigation Notice No. SWL 19-69, for the concrete saw-cutting on Dardanelle's lock walls has changed. The revised anticipated completion date is October 25. Mariners are asked to contact the lock via radio on Channel 16 or by phone (479)890-4987, in advance of arrival, for current conditions. Questions or requests for additional information conc  more

OCTs Train, Assess Mobility Airmen Throughout MG19
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Washington, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: Air Mobility Command has dedicated the majority of September 2019 bringing together Airmen from across the globe for Exercise Mobility Guardian, the command's largest mobility exercise. Nearly 30 Airmen from the 34th Combat Training Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, augmented a team of about 100 observers, coaches and trainers from different units to share their   more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Help Protect Businesses From Flooding in Lawrence, Arkansas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $845,000 grant to Lawrence County, Arkansas, to help protect businesses in the event of future floods by improving Lawrence County Road 210. The EDA grant, to be matched with $550,000 in local investment, is expected to help create or retain 35 jobs. "The Trump Administra  more