In the 32 years since they moved to Hot Springs, Pat and Ellen McCabe have seen the transformation of downtown Hot Springs. Now, with the couple’s repurposing of the Hale Bathhouse into a boutique hotel, they’ll be directly participating in that transformation.
The competitive field of banks in southern Clark County could triple in the near future. Bank of Delight (Pike County) has opened a branch in Gurdon, and Southern Bancorp Bank of Arkadelphia intends to open operations there.
Last week, the board of directors of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values met in Little Rock, and members of its North American chapter visited Helena and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Southern Bancorp of Arkadelphia, which is one of GABV’s 27 member banks, hosted the tour.
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with partners Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will announce Wednesday the start of strategic planning for Independence County.
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 announced Wednesday that its annual, free tax preparation service resulted in almost 3,000 tax returns and more than $6 million in refunds and credits for underserved individuals and families in Arkansas and Mississippi in 2014.
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.