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Citizens Bank Nabs Hot Springs Southern Bancorp Staffers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

There’s been another mass migration from one bank to another, and this one is messier than usual. The Citizens Bank of Batesville has hired 10 lenders and support staff away from Southern Bancorp Bank in Hot Springs.

Southern Bancorp to Buy Mississippi's Smallest Bank

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2014 11:18 am

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia announced Tuesday a plan to buy the smallest bank in Mississippi, the Bank of Bolivar County.

Simmons to Donate Eudora Bank Branch to Southern Bancorp

by Gwen Moritz 7/7/2014 10:21 am

Simmons is acquiring the branch with its pending purchase of Delta Trust & Bank but is being required under federal regulations to divest itself of the additional market share in the same Federal Reserve market area as Simmons' existing Lake Village branches.

Southern Bancorp Launches Economic Development Effort in Helena

by Mark Carter 2/6/2014 9:27 am

Southern Bancorp this week unveiled its Riverside Renewal Project in Helena, part of a "trifecta of economic development tools" the rural development bank has launched in an effort to promote job growth and entrepreneurship in the Delta.

Southern Bancorp Gets $1.3M for Rural Loans

by Associated Press 10/1/2013 7:54 am

Southern Bancorp Bank of Little Rock has been awarded $1.3 million to increase its lending in rural communities it serves in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Darrin Williams Serves Call of Public Service as Lawyer, Banker, Politician

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2013 12:00 am

Darrin Williams has a number of titles: state representative, lawyer, CEO and church deacon. But in many ways, Williams said, the work he does is all the same.

Glendell Jones Jr. Named Chairman of Southern Bancorp

by George Waldon 5/23/2013 7:23 am

Glendell Jones Jr. has been named chairman of Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia, a $1.1-billion asset community development bank holding company. He replaces Walter Smiley, who held the post for more than 20 years.

Small Business Bill Promises Millions of Investment; AEDC Sees 'Risk'

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 3/21/2013 7:25 am

An Arkansas House committee advanced a proposal Wednesday to establish a new economic development program aimed at driving private investment to small businesses in low-income areas.

House Advances Arkansas Voter ID Legislation

by Associated Press 3/13/2013 3:42 pm

The Arkansas House has passed a bill that would require state voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot.

Arkansas House Committee OKs Alternative Sentencing Bill

by Associated Press 3/12/2013 1:34 pm

An Arkansas House panel has advanced a proposal to allow judges in the state to establish court-directed rehabilitation programs where they can send defendants as an alternative to prison or probation.

Darrin Williams Moves Into Southern Bancorp CEO Seat (Super Mover)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2013 12:00 am

Darrin Williams will succeed Walter Smiley as CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc., which is one of America’s largest community development banks.

Video: Arkansas Business Week in Review

by Lance Turner 1/12/2013 11:03 am

Here's our our Arkansas Business Week in Review, via our friends at THV 11 News.

Darrin Williams Named CEO of Southern Bancorp

by George Waldon and Mark Carter 1/9/2013 3:40 pm

State Rep. Darrin Williams will take over as CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc. effective Feb. 1, the company announced Wednesday.

Arkansas Candidates Already Preparing for 2014 Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2012 1:54 pm

The 2014 campaign for Arkansas' top offices had already begun before voters cast their ballots in this year's election. Now it's about to go into full swing.

Despite Wins, GOP Has Own Rifts to Heal (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2012 9:01 am

Taking over the state House for the first time in 138 years was the easy part for Arkansas Republicans. The bigger challenge may be healing the rifts within their ranks, some of which were revealed with the election of Davy Carter as incoming House speaker.

Arkansas House Elects Davy Carter As Speaker, 52-45

by Chuck Bartels 11/15/2012 5:22 pm

The Arkansas House of Representatives has elected Republican Rep. Davy Carter of Cabot as speaker-elect of the 89th General Assembly. Carter faced Rep. Terry Rice of Waldron in a vote after removing Democratic Rep. Darrin Williams of Little Rock as speaker-elect.

Arkansas House to Vote on Speaker

by Associated Press 11/15/2012 7:08 am

The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to replace Democratic Rep. Darrin Williams of Little Rock as the speaker designate for the chamber.

Arkansas House Considering Options for Speaker's Race Tie

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/12/2012 2:39 pm

After a campaign season that focused on which party would win Arkansas' House, Democrats and Republicans in that chamber now face a new question: What happens if neither side is in control?

Consensus Hard in New Arkansas Statehouse (AP Analysis)

by Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2012 3:19 pm

Heading into last week's election, Democrats and Republicans in Arkansas said they didn't believe voters wanted the state Legislature to mimic a gridlocked Congress. What voters offered instead was something possibly far worse.

Arkansas House to Vote Next Week on 2013 Speaker

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2012 11:19 am

Arkansas House members are preparing for a new vote on next year's speaker after Republicans won control of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.