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Southern Bancorp Community Partners Names New Policy Director
Jennifer Johnson

Southern Bancorp Community Partners Names New Policy Director

Southern Bancorp Community Partners announced Monday the hiring of Jennifer Johnson as the organization's new director of public policy.
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StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.
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Beck PRIDE Center Receives $25K from Walmart Foundation

The Beck PRIDE Center for America's Wounded Veterans at Arkansas State University received a grant for $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation.
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Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.
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