WHITE HALL – While below average rainfall has been bad news for many of Southeast Arkansas' agricultural producers, the dry conditions have helped speed up the pace of work for some building contractors, including MTE LLC of Memphis, erecting a new Dollar General store at 9001 Sheridan Road.

WHITE HALL – While below average rainfall has been bad news for many of Southeast Arkansas’ agricultural producers, the dry conditions have helped speed up the pace of work for some building contractors, including MTE LLC of Memphis, erecting a new Dollar General store at 9001 Sheridan Road.

The store is being constructed near the site of the recently approved Smart Auto Mall, scheduled to begin development in July.

Tara Wyrick, a spokesman for the contractor, said work on the site of the 9,100 square foot discount store west of Interstate 530, is on schedule, with some work being moved up.

Workers hope to pour the slab later this week and begin work next week on the parking lot, she said.

The pre-fabricated metal building was scheduled for delivery the week of July 23, she added, but has since been moved up to the week of July 9-16.

Ware Properties LLC of Memphis is the owner and developer of the Dollar General store, Wyrick said.