by Max Brantley
Also from Stephens Media: Maumelle has approved a $42 million bond issue that apparently will allow reopening of the former Target distribution facility as a facility for Higbee, a department store chain owned by Dillard's. Which, one way or another, makes it a Dillard distribution center.
The Maumelle paper stole a march on Gov. Mike Beebe, who's scheduled a big job announcement in Maumelle Wednesday morning. The Dillard's distribution center could employ 400. Target employed about 500 when it announced the closure in January 2009.