Gatehouse Shake-Up Ousts Two Arkansas Publishers
Ed Graves

Gatehouse Shake-Up Ousts Two Arkansas Publishers

Gatehouse Media has dismissed longtime Pine Bluff Commercial Editor and Publisher Byron Tate, along with Senior Group Publisher Shane Allen, based in Heber Springs. Their replacement is Ed Graves, a groundbreaking African-American.
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Johnny Allison Plays Market for Gains After Brexit 'Bank Sale'

The U.K.'s June 23 vote to leave the European Union, which sent a brief shockwave through the U.S. stock market, presented Home BancShares Inc. CEO Johnny Allison with an opportunity to do some bank investing.
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More Time Given for Medical Marijuana Petitions

More Time Given for Medical Marijuana Petitions

A campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas has been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed to get its proposal on the November ballot.
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Dollar General Buys Former Walmart Express Stores in Coal Hill, Mulberry

Dollar General Buys Former Walmart Express Stores in Coal Hill, Mulberry

Dollar General of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, announced this week its acquisition of 41 former Walmart Express stores in 11 states, including one in Coal Hill and one in Mulberry.
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The List Largest Arkansas Banks by Equity

Arkansas Banks ranked by return on equity also includes total assets and net income.

Rank Name ROE Net Income
1 One Bank & Trust 20 3,234,000
2 Riverside Bank 20 1,665,000
3 Bank of England 20 7,401,000
4 Stone Bank 16 2,068,000
5 Farmers Bank & Trust Co. 16 9,456,000

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Banker Randy Scott Plays Part on East Arkansas Farm Team

Randy Scott is the president and chief operating officer of Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville. A 26-year veteran of banking, he has worked the last 16 years at Farmers.