Joel Phelps

Joel Phelps

A South Arkansas native and Henderson State University alumnus, Joel Phelps is among the last of the so-called ink-wretched community journalists, now carving his mark in the digital world. Phelps founded from the ashes of the Daily Siftings Herald.

The John W. Turk Jr. coal-fueled power plant in Hempstead County, Ark. (SWEPCO photo)

South Arkansas power company tells lawmakers goal is to boost reliance on renewable energy

By: - October 27, 2023

HOPE, Arkansas — A major supplier of electricity to south Arkansans told state lawmakers the company plans to boost its use of renewable energy to even out its resource portfolio. The Legislative Joint Committee on Energy heard presentations Thursday morning from experts on both solar and coal-powered energy. The panel aimed most of its comments […]