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Bank Combo Yields Assets of $365M

The pending merger of Monticello’s Commercial Bank & Trust and Warren’s First State Bank will create a financial institution that will rank No. 41 among Arkansas-based banks based on total assets. read more >
Jeff Hobbs, president and CEO of Community State Bank
Banking & Finance

Community State Bank Forms Holding Company

The corporate move is a loose end from the $2.6 million bankruptcy court sale of Bradley’s Community State Bank in February 2019. read more >
Natalie Bartholomew, community president in Rogers for First Community Bank.
 
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Bartholomew To Head First Community Bank’s New Rogers Operation

She brings 21 years of experience in banking to the role. read more >
Parcel lines are approximate and shown for illustration only.
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Creative Townhome Project Hosts Sales of $70.2MLock Icon

Work on 342-unit expansion for Village at the Gateway focuses on triplex layouts. read more >
Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank in Batesville, has led the $2 billion-asset lender since its start in 1997.
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Batesville’s First Community Bank Joins $2B ClubLock Icon

The Batesville bank continues gearing up for more growth and expanding its facilities accordingly. read more >
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Chenal Bank Branch Growth Elevates Field of CompetitionLock Icon

Branching activity in west Little Rock is transforming a one-mile stretch of Chenal Parkway into a banker’s boulevard. read more >
An artistic rendering of First Community Bank's new Conway location at 766 Harkrider St.
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First Community Expands in Conway

Batesville’s First Community Bank is enlarging its presence in downtown Conway after the $1.6 million purchase of the former Second Baptist Church in December. read more >
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First Community Bank Starts Work on Little Rock Branch

First Community Bank of Batesville marks the start of construction of its third Little Rock location since entering the market in 2017. read more >
Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank in Batesville; Tracy French, president and CEO of Centennial Bank in Conway; and George Makris, chairman and CEO of Simmons First National Corp.
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Arkansas Lenders Count the Cost of GraceLock Icon

Arkansas bankers are wading into the numbers to gauge the health of their loan portfolios after extending an opening round of financial grace to customers. read more >
First Community Bank will soon be the first bank back in Brookland.
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Branch on Way to Brookland After 3 Years With No Bank

The fast-growing Jonesboro bedroom community of Brookland should see the return of a local bank office by the first quarter of 2021. read more >
First Community Bank of Batesville's branch in Neosho, Missouri.
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Batesville’s First Community Bank Expanding March Into Missouri

First Community Bank of Batesville is looking to expand its deposit base in southwest Missouri through acquisition. read more >
Russ Huckaby, left, and Bob Francis are starting construction of townhomes in their Village at the Gateway project in Little Rock.
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‘Colorado Craftsman’ Project Enters Little Rock Market

A failed subdivision in southwest Little Rock has been reimagined as a townhome neighborhood with a Western flair by the partners in Big Rock Development. read more >
Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank of Batesville
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Dale Cole on the Next 20 Years of First Community Bank of Batesville

Dale Cole is the chairman and CEO of First Community Bank of Batesville, a $1.1 billion-asset lender with 18 branches in northeast Arkansas and southwest Missouri. read more >
Little River Bank in Lepanto
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Stock Worth $2.24M Buys Little River Bank

The acquisition of Little River Bancshares Inc. marks a departure from past means of exchange for First Community Bancshares Inc. of Batesville. The deal closed Monday. read more >
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Last Little Rock Allied Bank Branch Set To Close

Former Allied Bank customers have been notified that the bank branch at 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. in Little Rock will be closing in late January. read more >
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First Community of Batesville Reaches $1 Billion Mark

First Community Bank of Batesville reached $1 billion in assets on July 31, four days before its 18th birthday, Chairman and CEO Dale Cole announced. read more >