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Fayetteville mayoral runner-up Tom Terminella raised the specter of political conspiracy to explain the timing of a new lawsuit to collect an old debt. The lawyer suing him said there was no political motivation.
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Lawsuit Over $806,300 Judgment Portrayed as Political Ploy

Fayetteville mayoral candidate Tom Terminella insists that legal action taken against him was more than just an effort to collect on a debt. read more >
First State Bank of Lonoke's main branch at 101 S. Center St.
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First State Bank of Lonoke Looks for New CEO

As of June 4, Lonoke’s First State Bank had an open position at the top of the organizational chart. David Estes exited as CEO of the $279 million-asset lender. read more >
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Springdale Ridge Property Bought for $11.25 Million (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

A California real estate investment firm paid more than $11 million for the Springdale Ridge Apartments. read more >
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Gurdon Girding for More Bank Competition

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. read more >
Kevin Lewis (inset) was convicted of defrauding First Southern Bank of Batesville out of $23.3 million.
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In Fraud By Kevin Lewis, Blame Is On Trial

In a civil trial scheduled to start next Monday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will blame regional accounting firm BKD LLC for failing to uncover the massive fraud that led to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville. read more >
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West Little Rock Retail Rings Up $4.5M Purchase (Real Deals)

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.56 million. An investment group purchased the 11400 Cantrell Road property from Chi-Little Rock LLC of Greenville, South Carolina. read more >
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Three More Banks Sue Dennis Smiley Over Loans

Three more lenders have joined the growing line of banks suing former Arvest Bank executive H. Dennis Smiley Jr. of Rogers. read more >