- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A site in North Little Rock has been selected as the new home for military veterans in Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Director Cissy Rucker chose a site across from Fort Roots following recommendations by members of the Arkansas Veterans Commission. Officials had been seeking a new site since the closing of the previous veteran’s home in Little Rock in 2012.

The 52.7-acre site is currently occupied by the nine-hole Emerald Park Golf Course. Two sites in Jacksonville and one in Searcy were also on the short list of about 20 proposed locations for the home.

A news release from the VA says federal funding was approved Monday and that contractor’s will begin bidding for the project later this year. It is unclear when construction will begin.

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