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Southern Bancorp Launches Economic Development Effort in Helena

by Mark Carter 2/6/2014 09:27 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.

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 07:23 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 07:25 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.

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 03:40 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 01:54 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 09:01 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 05:22 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 Considering Options for Speaker's Race Tie

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/12/2012 02:39 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 03:19 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.

Arkansas House Flip: GOP Holds for 1st Time Since 1874

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2012 02:39 pm

Republicans will control the Arkansas House next year after taking a majority of seats for the first time since Reconstruction.

Arkansas Capital Corporation:Connect Arkansas Aims For Positive Link To Internet (Sponsored Report)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/9/2012 12:00 am

Connect Arkansas is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the implementation of a community-based initiative to promote high-speed Internet service for all Arkansans. The Connect Arkansas Broadband Act was signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe in 2007, to ensure the creation of a competitive high-speed internet infrastructure that will not only improve personal lives, but also the economic capabilities of all Arkansans.